NeoPollard Interactive LLC (“NeoPollard Interactive” or “NPi”), jointly owned by Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) and NeoGames S.A. (Nasdaq: NGMS), is pleased to announce that the Virginia Lottery (or “the Lottery”) has achieved a milestone in the industry by becoming the first U.S. lottery to operate a completely cloud-based iLottery program. As the first vendor in the iLottery space to operate its solution in the cloud, this achievement reflects NPi’s ongoing commitment to enhance its technology to meet the evolving needs of its lottery partners and their players.
The implementation includes NeoDraw, the Central Gaming System (CGS) for draw games, and NeoSphere, the player account management and marketing system, as well as NeoPlay, the eInstants Remote Gaming Server (RGS) and the games it hosts. The migration to cloud hosting is anticipated to significantly improve efficiencies related to the operation and ongoing maintenance of the Virginia Lottery’s industry-leading iLottery program, which has been powered by NPi since first launching eSubscriptions in 2016. By hosting its solution in the cloud, the Lottery can instantly scale its iLottery program to accommodate large jackpot runs and associated volumes of promotions and campaigns.
“We recognize the need to continually refine our offerings based on emerging and evolving technology. Delivering our iLottery solution through the cloud will enable us to better serve the Virginia Lottery and other iLottery programs that are powered by NPi,” said Doug Pollard, Co-CEO, NPi. “We value the trust the Virginia Lottery placed in us to deliver this innovative solution.”
“Record-breaking jackpots over the last few years have generated significant traffic online, underscoring the need for iLottery programs to effectively respond to player purchase demand,” said Moti Malul, Co-CEO, NPi. “By harnessing the enhanced capabilities that only cloud hosting provides, we can better support the growth of our lottery clients as they strive to meet and exceed player expectations.”
“The Virginia Lottery is committed to providing a best-in-class experience to our players,” said Kelly T. Gee, Executive Director, Virginia Lottery. “Enhancing the scalability of our iLottery platform through the use of cloud technology demonstrates to our players that we place a priority on a seamless and reliable iLottery experience, all of which ultimately supports our mission to raise revenue for our public schools.”
For 34 years, the Virginia Lottery has been committed to growing and giving back. Since 1999, all Virginia Lottery profits have been designated solely for K-12 public education in Virginia, contributing more than $11 billion to education in the commonwealth since that time. To learn more, visit www.valottery.com/givingback.