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Oberthur Will Offer Its Clients Around the World a Wider Range of Solutions for Lottery Games Played on the Internet
06.22.2004
MONTREAL, Quebec, Canada (June 22, 2004) -- Oberthur Gaming Technologies (OGT) is proud to announce it will offer its clients a wider range of solutions for lottery games played on the Internet thanks to a servicing agreement reached with Bell Canada, which will include the infrastructure management of Internet lottery applications.

Prompted by the resounding success experienced in New Jersey with the launch of Cyber Slingo®, in collaboration with INGENIO, and with the support of a strong and reliable supplier in infrastructure management, Oberthur will be in a position to better respond to the needs of lottery organizations that, in the coming years, will decide to add Internet games to their product mix. From now on, through OGT, lotteries will also be able to entrust the management of their Internet games to Bell Canada, one of the most dynamic companies in North America, and the most important communications company in Canada.

Through this agreement, OGT and its clients around the globe will benefit from the many advantages related to Bell Canada's expertise and highly effective technology: rapid installation, product perfectly tailored to the specific needs of lottery organizations, stringent control measures offering the highest level of security, scalability to several simultaneous accesses, and servicing available 24/7. The Bell Canada solution includes, among others: hosting of the website; management of the server and database; firewall; applications management of the operating systems and Internet website; backup files; modulated bandwidth; 24/7 network management and supervision; network guaranteed against all problems; and management of a portion of, or the lottery's entire information system.

"We are pleased to offer our clients a turnkey solution that is perfectly adapted to the high requirements of the lottery industry", said Andr® Nadeau, OGT's Senior Vice-President, Marketing and Strategic Development. "A leader in the field of communications and the Internet, Bell Canada is well-known for its dependability. We will not hesitate to recommend the Internet to our clients who wish to grow their lottery sales".

With more than 30 years of lottery-specific expertise and over a century's experience in the security printing industry, Oberthur Gaming Technologies ("OGT") is the world's leader in the printing of innovative instant lottery tickets. OGT currently supplies a full range of high quality and innovative products and services to 100 clients in some 50 countries. With a worldwide annual production capacity in excess of 14 billion tickets, the company has production units and offices in Montreal, Canada; San Antonio, Texas; Atlanta, Georgia; Harleysville, Pennsylvania in the U.S.; Paris, France; Vienna, Austria; Curitiba, Brazil; and Sydney, Australia.

SOURCE: Lyse Trudel, Public Relations Officer, Oberthur Gaming Technologies (+1-514) 254-3600, ext. 101.

For information: Andr® Nadeau, Senior Vice-President, Marketing and Strategic Development, Oberthur Gaming Technologies (+1-514) 254-3600, ext. 315.
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