Dortmund | 13. February 2019
adesso has successfully completed a lottery consultancy project in Morocco. The Moroccan National Lottery (SGLN) again placed its trust in the extensive industry experience of the IT service provider adesso as it switched to a new lottery system operator. The new central lottery system was developed by the Italian Sisal Group and went into operation in Casablanca at the start of January as planned.
adesso supported the transition from the previous lottery system provider Intralot, a Greek supplier of lottery technology, to the new operator, Sisal Loterie Maroc, a subsidiary of Italy’s second largest lottery provider Sisal. Last year it secured the tender for the creation of a new lottery company in Morocco in connection with a ten-year licence.
During the ambitiously timed project phase, from September 2018 to early January 2019, the lottery experts from adesso supported the Moroccan National Lottery (SGLN) in an advisory capacity and orchestrated the transition to the new system environment. In a public tender process, adesso was able to convince the client, SGLN, of its concept for specialist support in the change of operator and the migration of all functions from the old platform to the new central lottery system.
Mohamed Sulaimani, Managing Director of SGLN, explains a further reason for working with adesso: “In 2010 adesso advised us during a previous change of operator and the associated porting project. The company’s extensive international experience in the area of lottery technology is a great benefit to us and once again proved itself during the current project.”
Within the scope of the advisory contract with SGLN, adesso primarily offered support during the conception phase and took control of the various testing activities, as well as inspecting the specialist, technical and security concepts for the gaming operations. The IT service provider also ensured that the organisational and process-related implementation met the requirements of the World Lottery Association (WLA).
Mohamed Sulaimani sums up the result: “The change of operator went seamlessly: Our lottery customers did not notice the background technical changes at all, and gaming operations continued as usual.” adesso’s project manager, Michael Kübbeler, was also pleased about the successful go live of the central lottery system: “The ambitious implementation period made the project a real challenge, but that also means that everyone involved has an even greater feeling of satisfaction with the results.”
The new operator, Sisal Loterie Maroc, will be responsible for the technical operation and sales development of the lottery business in Morocco until 2028.