National Lottery plc has signed an agreement with B2B betting and igaming firm, EveryMatrix, which has been chosen to provide online games to the Maltese National Lottery.
The National Lottery recently gained the ability to manage and operate the national lottery of Malta, which for the first time in 18 years will be run by a fully-owned Maltese company.
Franco DeGabriele, CCO of National Lottery plc, said: “After 18 years since the privatisation of the national lottery of Malta in 2004, the lottery will be operated for the first time by a wholly-owned Maltese company, whose mission is to provide the market with a service that is local, innovative and of the highest levels of quality.”
National Lottery plc is a subsidiary of IZI Group plc, formerly Pinnacle Gaming Group, and was established in 2004 as a group focused on land-based gaming. EveryMatrix will supply the firm with its online products.
DeGabriele continued: “We will invest in the systems to ensure the service offered meets the highest standards and is built on the most rigorous compliance frameworks. Our digital innovation will put Malta on the global map, and we will work closely with the authorities to eradicate all forms of lottery abuse.”
Furthermore, EveryMatrix – based in Sliema, Malta – will integrate the IGT’s retail transaction engine into its CasinoEngine solution, the iGaming Integration Platform, via IGT’s Aurora Anywhere, making all of the National Lottery’s draw-based games available online.
“We are very proud to be able to support National Lottery plc in this way. We believe the benefits delivered by our system will enable the national lottery to safely channel Maltese players away from illegal or abusive secondary lotteries,” added Ebbe Groes, Group CEO of EveryMatrix.
This week, EveryMatrix also secured a significant deal in the US, signing an agreement with Entain and MGM Resorts’ joint venture, BetMGM. This partnership now sees the company provide BetMGM with content from its in-house Spearhead Studios and Armadillo Studios in the New Jersey market.