Gtech Seals Online Lottery Deal With Mauritius

Gtech Seals Online Lottery Deal With Mauritius

August 29, 2009.

Gaming technology and services firm GTech Corporation has been selected as the exclusive technology provider for LottoTech Limited, which has a ten-year deal to implement and operate the national online and instant-ticket lottery for Mauritius, a tripical island in the Indian Ocean off Africa.

LottoTech won the deal with the island nation following a competitive procurement and will hold the license to operate the national lottery until April of 2019.

"GTech is pleased to join with LottoTech as its exclusive technology provider for the implementation of the Mauritius national lottery," said Jaymin Patel, President and Chief Executive Officer for GTech.

"We will deliver a world-class lottery platform and solutions specifically tailored for the Mauritian market and look forward to assisting our clients with applying industry best practices to build a very successful lottery for the people of Mauritius and Rodrigues that will generate significant funds for the various good causes including education, health, sports and culture."

US-based GTech is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lottomatica, one of the world's largest commercial lottery operators, and revealed that it would provide LottoTech with a turnkey solution based on its Enterprise Series platform. It stated that this would be easily customisable in order to meet the evolving needs of the Mauritian market.

In addition, GTech is due to install approximately 600 Altura lottery terminals with the retailer network potentially growing to up to 1 000 points-of-sale over time. This system is expected to go live in October with a lotto game launching soon after followed by instant games.

"LottoTech selected GTech as its technology provider because we appreciate the value of GTech's leadership and success in the international lottery sector," said Carl Ah-Teck, Chairman for LottoTech.

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