ROME (ITALY) and MONCTON (CANADA) May 24, 2012 Lottomatica Group S.p.A. announced that its subsidiary, SPIELO International Canada ULC, has entered into an agreement with Atlantic Lottery Corporation Inc. (AL) in Canada to sell 1,700 prodiGi Vu® video lottery terminals (VLTs) and game software to Atlantic Lottery. The agreement arises from a competitive procurement.
The 1,700 VLTs represent the largest share of the 5,800 replacement video lottery terminals being purchased by AL from four vendors.
“We look forward to building on an already successful, long-standing relationship with AL, and providing our award-winning VLTs, which will allow our customer to operate more efficiently as they fulfill their mandate of providing a socially responsible video lottery program to Atlantic Canadians,” said Walter Bugno, President and CEO of Lottomatica Group’s business unit, SPIELO International.
SPIELO International Canada has been providing results-driven gaming solutions to AL since 1991. The VLTs are the fourth generation of SPIELO International Canada video lottery terminals provided in Atlantic Canada.
SPIELO International Canada’s award-winning prodiGi Vu VLT is engineered specifically for the distributed market to be Game to System® (G2S®) interoperable, offering operators the flexibility and choice of open standard protocols. The prodiGi Vu also interoperates with the Gaming Device Standard (GDS), the open standard protocol for peripherals.
Lottomatica Group is a market leader in the Italian gaming industry and one of the largest Lottery operators in the world based on total wagers and, through its subsidiaries including GTECH Corporation, is a leading provider of lottery and gaming technology solutions worldwide. Together, the companies are the only vertically integrated full service lottery group. Lottomatica Group is majority owned by De Agostini, which belongs to a century-old publishing and media services group. Lottomatica is listed on the Stock Exchange of Milan under the trading symbol “LTO.” In 2011, Lottomatica Group had €3.0 billion in revenues and approximately 8,000 employees in over 60 countries.
Atlantic Lottery is the regulated provider of gaming in Atlantic Canada and is owned jointly by the four Atlantic provincial governments: New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador. Since 1976, it has returned $7.1 billion in profits to the region – including $371 million last year alone – to help fund essential public services. In addition, Atlantic Lottery’s presence in the region helped create 9,000 direct and indirect jobs in 2011. To learn more about Atlantic Lottery, visit www.askaway.ca.