Intralot backs Turkish talent committing to building ‘INTELTEK technology Unit’

Celebrating its fifteenth year in business within the Turkish betting and lotteries market, Athens-listed gaming and lottery systems provider Intralot SPA has announced a major investment plan in strategic asset – INTELTEK.

Issuing a market update, Intralot governance confirms that it has begun development on an ‘INTELTEK – Global Research & Technology Development Centre which will be housed in Turkey, supporting Intralot regional and international growth initiatives.

Founded in 2003, INTELTEK is the joint-venture technology subsidiary of Intralot and telecoms giant Turkcell, which acts as the lead systems supplier for Turkish state-owned gambling operator SporToto and its syndicated subsidiaries.

Detailing upcoming initiatives, Intralot will invest in its Turkish technology development centre, seeking to employ 100 software engineers, focusing on delivering new mobile-led innovations.

“Through this investment Inteltek aims to leverage the talent of Turkish youth for the creation and export of technology and software internationally and contribute towards the transformation of Turkey into a global centre of excellence for software development.” Intralot details on its announcement.

2018 has seen the Greek technology group close a series of critical deals within Turkey, with SporToto further agreeing that INTELTEK will continue to act as the lead technology provider for its flagship Iddaa sportsbook.

Furthermore, its Turkish market B2C online subsidiary Bilyoner.com secured its biggest partnership to date, becoming the official betting partner of Galatasaray SK, Istanbul’s biggest sports club.

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