Following a competitive procurement process, OPAP, the Greek betting and lottery group, has selected NLS as its new technology partner for its numerical lotteries business. NLS will provide OPAP with its innovative and secure Omni-channel Lottery platform for all lottery games, including its popular games Kino, Tzoker and Lotto. The NLS platform will commence full operation in 2018. This process will also include the replacement of the retail system for all OPAP points of sale.
NLS will also deliver its comprehensive Player Account Management system to support all OPAP’s games in all channels, initially for digital customers and ultimately extending to OPAP’s large retail network. The contract is for an initial five-year period with the possibility of extensions.
OPAP is the leading gaming company in Greece with Gross Gaming Revenues of EUR 1.4 billion in 2015, a complete games portfolio from Passives to VLTs and an extensive network of 4,500 retailers. It is one of the biggest gaming organizations in the world and a trendsetter in the WLA sphere.
“We are immensely proud to have been selected by OPAP to work together on this exciting and groundbreaking transformation project. Both NLS and our parent NOVOMATIC are fully committed to professionally delivering to OPAP a full range of high-quality products and services,” said Frank Cecchini, CEO of NLS. “It is proof that our technical approach and solutions can fulfil the needs of even the largest and most progressive lotteries in the world.”
Commenting on the agreement, OPAP Chief Executive Officer, Damian Cope said: “We are delighted to be announcing this new partnership with NLS. This is an important step in OPAP’s priority of building a world-class portfolio of products and services for our customers. Our cooperation with NLS will be a significant contribution towards the delivery of our 2020 Vision strategy.”