National Lottery plc recently won the concession to manage and operate the Maltese National Lottery, meaning that it will be run by a fully-owned Maltese company for the first time in 18 years.
National Lottery plc selected IGT as the lottery’s technology provider, while EveryMatrix will supply its range of online products to the lottery.
As part of the deal, EveryMatrix will integrate IGT’s retail transaction engine into its CasinoEngine solution via IGT’s Aurora Anywhere.
This will make the National Lottery’s draw-based games available online.
“We are very proud to be able to support National Lottery plc in this way,” said Ebbe Groes, group CEO of EveryMatrix. “We believe the benefits delivered by our system will enable the national lottery to safely channel Maltese players away from illegal or abusive secondary lotteries.
“The integration of the world’s number one lottery system provider speaks volumes about the performance of our platform.”
The news comes after global anti money laundering body, the Financial Action Task Force, decided to remove Malta from their grey list of jurisdictions that require increased monitoring.
“After 18 years since the privatisation of the national lottery of Malta in 2004, the lottery will be operated for the first time by a wholly-owned Maltese company, whose mission is to provide the market with a service that is local, innovative and of the highest levels of quality,” said Franco DeGabriele, CCO of National Lottery plc.
“We will invest in the systems to ensure the service offered meets the highest standards and is built on the most rigorous compliance frameworks. Our digital innovation will put Malta on the global map, and we will work closely with the authorities to eradicate all forms of lottery abuse.”