Applied Gaming Solutions of Canada (AGS), which recently announced the signing of a contract to develop Vietnam's Internet lottery, has issued an international "Request for Information" to suppliers interested in providing the necessary technology.
"We have been very pleased by the interest generated in the Internet Access Technology (IAT) industry from our recent announcement of the Vietnamese Government's request that AGS develop an Internet component to the existing on-line lottery system in Vietnam," said Jib Phelan, AGS vice president, Lotteries. "Due to the number of inquiries, AGS decided that preparing an RFI for the IAT industry would be the most effective way for AGS to select the most compatible and secure Internet access solution for
the existing on-line lottery."
Submissions must provide a technology solution that will operate as a separate entity from the existing on-line lottery system. In addition, IAT solutions must be fully secure and not create additional overhead or risk for the current on-line lottery system. The proposals must also show how suppliers can limit Internet participation to only those players located in jurisdictions that allow this form of lottery.
Interested companies can download a copy from the AGS website at ags.ca or call 1-888-685-7788 to arrange for a copy of the RFI to be faxed, e-mailed or mailed. Additionally, two copies of responses must be mailed to AGS Corporate Head Office and an additional MS Word formatted copy should be emailed to email@example.com. The deadline is January 21, 2000.
AGS says it will not be involved with any transactions related to Internet lotteries in any jurisdiction that prohibits this activity, company officials added.
The company provides comprehensive, integrated online lottery products around the world, including the current contract to provide technical support for the online lottery system run by the Construction Lottery of the Capital-Hanoi in Vietnam.