Richard Mifsud, Helio Gaming CEO (centre) shakes hands on the deal with Olumuyiwa Awosile, MD at Hammer Lottery (right) in Lagos, Nigeria

Games from supplier Helio Gaming are to be available in Nigeria for the first time thanks to a deal with Hammer Lottery.

Hammer Lottery will add Helio’s suite of tailored jackpot games, offering players further chances to win big from small stakes.

Malta-based Helio Gaming offers a number of customisable lottery games including daily, weekly, and event-based draws, which can be branded by individual operators to appeal to a large number of customer demographics.

An operator-branded 6 of 25 game, costing 100 Naira a ticket and drawn twice a week, will be launched in September, with further games boasting localised features to follow.

Richard Mifsud, CEO at Helio Gaming, said: “I’m delighted to announce our co-operation with Hammer Lottery and I am very confident their customers will enjoy playing our games.

“We have ambitious plans in Africa, which has a number of markets which are tailor-made for our new breed of lottery products, and it is great that Hammer lottery are leading the charge in Nigeria.”

Olumuyiwa Awosile, managing director at Hammer Lottery, said: “We are very pleased to have reached an agreement with Richard and the team at Helio and are excited about the opportunities the deal presents.”

The new agreement comes a few weeks after Helio struck their first deal on the continent with popular Kenyan operator Lotto Joto.