NOVOMATIC LOTTERY SOLUTIONS Signs 6-Year Contract with PROMOSPORT of Tunisia
NOVOMATIC, Europe’s leading gaming technology group, announces that its subsidiary NOVOMATIC LOTTERY SOLUTIONS (NLS) has been awarded a six-year contract by PROMOSPORT, acting on behalf of the Republic of Tunisia’s Ministry for Youth and Sport, to provide a turnkey solution for the management of sports betting and ongoing maintenance and support services.
Under the newly signed agreement, which was secured through a competitive bid with three other participants, NLS will provide PROMOSPORT with up to 3,000 online retail terminals as well as a state-of-the-art and fully integrated central system encompassing retail, Internet and mobile capabilities. The modern design of the system allows for the first Omni-channel system implementation in the region as well as for the integration with best-of-breed content providers for any future expansion requested by PROMOSPORT. NLS will cooperate with local providers to deliver a secure and resilient network and provide a high quality support service to retailers.
“We are delighted to now be working with PROMOSPORT”, said Frank Cecchini, CEO of NOVOMATIC Lottery Solutions. “We will deliver a solution that comprises the latest technologies with terminals deploying thin client applications, web-based transaction engines and back-office applications. PROMOSPORT will be receiving the latest premium quality system with integrated support for new games and channels.”
“All the team here at NOVOMATIC Lottery Solutions are very excited about this new project and eager to embrace the challenge”, said Heidar Karlsson, CTO of NOVOMATIC Lottery Solutions. “We are looking forward to a long lasting business partnership with the team at PROMOSPORT. Our industry leading technologies will help to generate increased revenues at lower cost for PROMOSPORT and help to raise more funds for its good causes.”
The NOVOMATIC Group is one of the biggest international producers and operators of gaming technologies and employs more than 24,000 staff worldwide. Founded by entrepreneur Professor Johann F. Graf in 1980, the Group has locations in more than 50 countries and exports high-tech electronic gaming equipment and solutions to 80 countries. The Group operates more than 235,000 gaming terminals in its some 1,600 plus gaming operations as well as via rental concepts.
Through its numerous international subsidiaries the NOVOMATIC Group is fully active in all segments of the gaming industry and thus offers a diversified omni-channel product portfolio to its partners and clients around the world. This product range includes land based gaming products and services, management systems and cash management, online/mobile and social gaming solutions as well as lottery and sports betting solutions together with a range of sophisticated ancillary products and services.
PROMOSPORT was founded in 1984 as a public company with administrative and financial autonomy for the purpose of promoting sports and providing a sports betting offering where a 50% share of the collected funds are transferred to the state. PROMOSPORT has 65 employees and holds service agreements with 750 points of sale across Tunisia. In 2015, the company achieved a total annual turnover of 90 million Tunisian Dinars (approx. EUR 40.35 million). The company is currently undertaking a project to substantially increase its revenues via the acquisition and implementation of a complete real-time sports betting system as well as a major increase in the number of points of sale to 3,000.