Italian gambling operator Gruppo SISAL has confirmed that it will continue to operate Italy’s ‘SuperEnalotto’ lottery concession for a further nine years.
SISAL continues to service its lead lottery contract having submitted to Italy’s Customs & Monopolies Agency (AAMS) a €222 million tender combined with a further 0.5% commission on ticket sales.
Italian industry news source AgiproNews reports that SISAL’s SuperEnalotto concession far outmatched reported offers of €130 million submitted by Lottomatica and €100 million tendered by Czech gambling conglomerate SAZKA.
First established in 1997, SuperEnalotto is Italy’s popular ‘six numbers draw game’, which features three weekly draw formats and to date has distributed player winnings of approximately €7 billion.
In its update, SISAL revealed that its concession offer had won both best technical (45pts) and economic (55pts) proposal by the AAMS.
Updating stakeholders, SISAL group Chief Executive Emilio Petrone described the concession as an ‘important result’ for its business.
“I am extremely satisfied and think that Sisal is the best company to manage the SuperEnalotto concession,” said Petrone.
“This is a very important result for our Company, for its history and for all its employees, and comes after a structured process undertaken by the Italian Ministry of the Economy and Finance, the Customs and Monopolies Agency, and the Tender Commission.”