Greek gambling organisation Intralot has extended its provisions in the US, after extending an ongoing contract with the New Hampshire Lottery Commission.
This comes in the same week that the state’s executive council voted to approve a contract between the lottery and DraftKings to set the stage for sports betting to launch.
Under the terms of the enhanced agreement Intralot’s US subsidiary is to provide sports betting solutions for the commission, beginning in early 2020 at over 1,300 existing lottery retailers in the Granite State.
“Intralot has delivered innovative lottery products and solutions to the New Hampshire Lottery Commission since it became a valued customer of ours in 2010,” said Nikos Nikolakopoulos, Intralot Group Deputy CEO.
“The newly introduced sports betting offering to the state gives us the opportunity to deploy our next generation solutions and in-field expertise ensuring an unparalleled player experience for its citizens”.
Governor Chris Sununu signed legislation in July 2019 authorising the New Hampshire Lottery to conduct sports betting, which will be allowed through as many as 10 physical sports book locations, along with mobile sports betting.
The legislation was written to provide individual communities with the option to put the question to voters as to whether to permit the operation of retail sportsbook locations within their communities. The cities of Berlin, Claremont, Franklin, Laconia, Manchester and Somersworth voted in favour of sports book locations during city elections.
The sports betting legislation, which creates a Division of Sports Wagering within the New Hampshire Lottery to oversee sports betting, allows for mobile wagering and prohibits any wagering on the region’s college teams or any college games taking place in the state.
“Through this contract amendment to provide our leading sports betting technology, we will power the New Hampshire Lottery and will expand its well-established operation with new and exciting entertainment options while attracting a new demographic of players,” said Byron Boothe, interim CEO of Intralot.
“We look forward to continue working together with the lottery to maximise sales growth and ensure increased returns in a socially responsible way for the state and its citizens.”