Gtech deploys android lottery application to Chinese lottery
As part of a pilot rollout project, a number of Beijing Lottery retailers have been issued with an Android lottery application developed by Gtech Corporation for mobile phones. The application allows the Beijing Lottery retailers to offer lottery games to the public in venues other than Beijing Lottery outlets.
“The explosion of mobile devices globally, coupled with the adoption of Android, provides a compelling new paradigm for our lottery industry. This joint endeavour between the Beijing Lottery and Gtech is indicative of the innovation we expect with respect to retail solutions going forward,” said Gtech Corporation Chief Innovation Officer Donald Stanford.
The application supports two online games (3D and Union Lotto) as well as validation of all online games and instants games. The 'terminal' is a Samsung Galaxy SII that speaks wirelessly to a portable wearable Zebra thermal printer. The application is based upon the Android operating system and leverages the phone’s camera functionality and the retailer graphical user interface. It was specifically developed for the Beijing Welfare Lottery retailers.