Lotto machine: politicians are poised to ask PLI officials about the functioning of new ticket terminals supplied by Greek gaming giant Intralot.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The new private operator of the National Lottery has been called to appear before the Oireachtas finance committee following the recent systems crash(...)

Luck of the draw: last week’s Lotto was postponed after a glitch

After racking up losses of €43 million, Greek gaming giant Intralot last year pulled the plugged on a pretty disastrous foray into running part of the(...)

Premier Lotteries Ireland was already under fire over the roll-out of new technology before it was forced to cancel Wednesday’s draw. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The single biggest question hanging over Wednesday’s lotto fiasco is whether the new operators have skimped on technology to recoup their hefty €405 m(...)

Retailers claim the new Lotto ticket terminals, touted in advance as state of the art, are plagued by technical glitches, causing them to crash frequently. Photograph: istock

Retailers have called on the lottery regulator to intervene in a row over the system’s new technology platform which they say is causing a drop in (...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin with National Lottery head Dermot Griffin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government is refusing to allow the National Lottery to sign an extension contract with its existing technology supplier to provide cover for t(...)

Intralot chief operating officer John Pantoleon: “The terminals will be officially turned on all at once.”

Unplugging the technology that underpins the National Lottery and installing a brand new one is fraught with potential banana skins. The (...)

The Athens-based company announced it had signed a 10-year contract with the new Irish operator, Premier Lotteries Ireland

Greek gaming firm Intralot has been selected as the new technology supplier to the Irish lottery. The Athens-based company, founded by contr(...)

New partnership: Alex Kovach, managing director of Camelot, and Dermot Griffin, chief executive of the National Lottery in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

As the first lottery in Europe, and only the second worldwide, to sell the licence for an up-front payment, the performance of the newly privat(...)

A union vote by 111 lottery staff, who manage the multimillion weekly Lotto draws, produced a deadlock, with 53 workers backing the proposals, 53 opposing and five abstaining.

The State’s protracted lottery privatisation took a new twist yesterday when a crucial union vote on the transfer of the business ended in stalemate.A(...)

Intralot, the third biggest gaming technology company in the world, supplies gaming services to state lotteries in Europe, North America and Asia. Last year it generated €1.3 billion in revenue.

Greek gaming firm Intralot looks set to become the new technology supplier to the Irish lottery. The Athens-based company is understood to have struck(...)