EL welcomes 3 new Lottery Members
During the last meeting of the EL Executive Committee in September, 3 lotteries were provisionally accepted as Lottery Members. They will be confirmed by the EL General Assembly in May. The Association now boasts 76 Lottery Members from all over Europe.
National Lottery JSC – Bulgaria
National Lottery JSC operates in Bulgaria. The lottery has been grown on the foundations of one of the most innovative European IT company that has been recognized and awarded by the European Union. The lottery has been operating since 2012 when it acquired its first licence from the Bulgarian regulator.
An entrepreneurial spirit has helped to build a distinctive infrastructure and an appealing company brand – the brand awareness in Bulgaria reaches 98%.
The Management System of National Lottery JSC has been certified under ISO27001:2013, and the lottery has just embarked on a journey to get WLA SCS Certification.
As to EL, the National Lottery is excited to contribute with participation to its activities and efforts, as the Association can efficiently act as one voice on behalf of its Members in Brussels and in many international gatherings.
Within the European dimension they will also look at the possibility of transnational and trans-regulatory cooperation.
In all its activities and efforts, the lottery strives to stay committed to EL core values i.e. Responsibility, Society and Integrity.
Satty Zhuldyz – Kazakhstan
Satty Zhuldyz JSC has been the official lottery operator in Kazakhstan since February 10, 2017 in accordance with a decree of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan with a license granted for a period of 15 years. Its activity is regulated by the law “About the lotteries and lottery activities”, according to which the prize fund of games is at least 50%.
The basis of the development of all lottery products is the goal of creating the most transparent and fair activities. Therefore, in conjunction with its strategic partner, Scientific Games International Corporation, Satty Zhuldyz created a lottery reporting center based on the AEGIS IT system. Real-time data is received by the Lottery Regulator, the Culture and Sports Ministry of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Satty Zhuldyz provides world-class lottery products to Kazakhstan. To date, the lottery has 4 draw games and 3 instant games in its portfolio. Draw games are being developed in collaboration with Scientific Games. Instant game tickets with the highest level of security are printed at SG’s international printing press, which employs excellent standards of quality control, in the city of Leeds, United Kingdom. Equipment for the storage and sale of instant tickets is supplied by Fastrak Lottery Solutions.
Satty Zhuldyz JSC pays great attention to social responsibility. Therefore, the lottery operator transfers 15% of the gross game income for the development of sports in Kazakhstan. A large number of sports events of national and international proportions are held with the support of Satty Zhuldyz JSC.
The company also pays great attention to CSR issues. The building of appropriate levels of trust in gaming, which in the developed world lottery markets is called “Responsible Gaming”, is an integral part of the state policy of regulating this sector of the economy.
Euloto – Lithuania
Euloto is a Lithuanian Lottery Operator, founded in 2008. Over this 10-year period, more than 66 different lotteries games were developed and launched: 4 online live broadcasts traditional lotteries draws, 43 different e-instant online lottery games, 17 different scratch games, as well as telephone lottery LOTO 1634 and Sportloto.
In addition, the instant lottery game UŽ ŽALGIRĮ was released with the objective of supporting Lithuanian Basketball team „ŽALGIRIS“.
Moreover, Euloto distributes its profit to the Lithuania Olympic Fund, the Lithuania National Paralympic Committee, as well as various culture, art, medicine, science initiatives and other projects.
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