Arkansas Lottery will be launching in-lane supermarket sales through ABACUS Solutions’ Fusion Platform integrated with INTRALOT’s Solution
London, 29 July 2019 - Abacus Solutions International Group (ABACUS) is pleased to announce that the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery has agreed terms to implement lottery sales in-lane in supermarkets using the ABACUS Fusion platform.
Using the North American State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) API, the ABACUS Fusion platform will be integrated with the Lottery’s new, advanced central gaming system from INTRALOT to enable in-lane sales of Arkansas Scholarship Lottery games in supermarkets throughout the state.
From left to right: Simon Butler - CEO Abacus Solutions Group, Bishop Woosley – Director Arkansas Scholarship Lottery and Nick Papadoglou – CCO INTRALOT USA
The NASPL API has been developed by a working group of lottery and vendor personnel who shared a goal to increase lottery sales by providing an optimal consumer and retailer solution (particularly for multilane environments) at under- or non-penetrated retailers. Underpinning the API’s success will be the lottery community’s willingness to interface with retailers in a “uniform and consistent manner”.
ABACUS will also be working closely with Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions who provide software solutions to many of the big box retailers in the USA. Both ABACUS and Toshiba have developed a new lottery solution that is embedded in the Toshiba Retail Ecosystem. This solution enables the quick and seamless deployment of lottery products at retail.
Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Director Bishop Woosley said, “We are excited to be working with ABACUS. Their state-of-the-art solution will enable us to sell more tickets with no additional costs for consumers right where they check out, in lane in supermarkets”.
Abacus – the gateway at the heart of connecting consumers, retailers and lotteries in the global market
Abacus believes the future of lottery lies in integrating into the existing retailer and consumer infrastructures by providing a highly secure transaction gateway that enables all parties to work together and create mutual growth. The Abacus Fusion Platform sits at the heart of connecting consumers, retailers and lotteries, with the Abacus team managing integration from start to finish. Abacus believes in building long term relationships by working together to develop new and innovative solutions. By using cutting edge technology, created by forward thinking industry experts, the Abacus gateway enables lotteries and retailers to respond to the ever-changing consumer market with speed, agility, reliability and integrity.
Our fully managed service offering includes:
- Lottery In-Lane, Self-Checkout, and Self-Serve
- Instant ticket sales and validation through our gateway
- Dedicated management portal: control and monitoring of all services
- E-commerce and Mobile solutions
- Abacus games portfolio, including Bill Paid
- Retailer loyalty solutions, follow-on promotions & 2nd chance draws
INTRALOT, a public listed company established in 1992, is a leading gaming solutions supplier and operator active in 47 regulated jurisdictions around the globe. With €0.9 billion turnover and a global workforce of approximately 5,200 employees (3,000 of which in HQ and subsidiaries and 2,200 in associates) in 2018, INTRALOT is an innovation–driven corporation focusing its product development on the customer experience. The company is uniquely positioned to offer to lottery and gaming organizations across geographies market-tested solutions and retail operational expertise. The company has designed a new ecosystem of holistic omni-channel solutions across verticals (Lottery, Betting, Interactive, VLT) for Lotteries digital transformation. INTRALOT has been awarded the prestigious WLA Responsible Gaming Framework Certification by the World Lottery Association (WLA) and the WLA certificate for the Security Control standard.
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