Openlot and HP Join Forces in Lottery Project in China

Openlot Systems B.V.
2007-11-19 18:19 958

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, Nov. 20 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ --

Openlot Systems B.V., a gaming software company based in the Netherlands, has signed a contract with the Chinese Welfare Lottery in the northern province of Helionyang, for the delivery of its gaming platform. The Chinese Welfare Lottery is one of the two state controlled lotteries in China. In addition to developing lottery games for Internet mobile and IVR, Openlot will also be responsible for delivering the hardware.

Openlot has chosen its partner Hewlett Packard for the delivery of the infrastructure and for tailoring the lottery applications to fit the needs of the Chinese market. The project was managed by HP Consulting & Integration in the Netherlands, where Openlot has its headquarters, and implemented by the GDCC, HP Global Delivery China Center. Technical assistance will be provided locally, by software engineers at the GDCC. Openlot and HP expect to work together in various other software engineering projects in China.

Bruno Michieli, CEO of Openlot Systems, is proud to have achieved a foothold in China (over 500 million mobile phones and 170 million Internet users), potentially the biggest gaming market worldwide: "We are thrilled to work with the China Welfare Lottery and we look forward to the vast business opportunities in this country. Working with HP means working with first class professionals in our field. The cooperation with the Lottery Center of Helionyang as well as HP China has been excellent so far."

Eric Jansen, Client Principal within Communications, Media & Entertainment at HP Consulting & Integration Netherlands, says: "This project is an excellent example of how we are efficiently using our Global Delivery capabilities, which allows us to act quickly on local needs, China in this case."

"HP's knowledge and experience in the Communications, Media and Entertainment industry, has proven to be a valuable asset in securing the project, and more importantly, in making it work for the customer. This project has been a good example of how well we can cooperate cross-border," says Zhai, Hua-Chun, HP GDCC Program Manager and responsible for the execution of the cooperation between Openlot and HP in China.

About Openlot

Openlot has been engaged in developing, selling, supplying, installing and maintaining interactive lottery systems worldwide since 2000. Designed for high-performance and scalability, Openlot's software enables lottery operators to deliver secure lottery games across a wide variety of customer access channels, such as the Internet, mobile and voice response system (IVR).

About China Welfare Lottery

The China Welfare Lottery is one of two state controlled lotteries, the other being the Sports Lottery. The Welfare lottery ticket sales represent 57.29 percent of the Chinese lottery market. Lottery ticket sales are one of the major sources for the country's social welfare programs. The province of Helionyang is among the top 5 selling provinces.

Source: Openlot Systems B.V.
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