Building Efficient and High Performing iLottery Solutions

January 29, 2019
Business Challenge

iLottery providers must consider all the active state regulations to prevent security breaches and fraudulent use. Furthermore, online lotteries demand constant maintenance, as the laws change frequently and fast adjustments must be made.

When NeoGames won the US state tender to launch a Powerball iLottery solution, they took responsibility for building a safe quality system with a robust architecture. It had to manage high loads allowing Powerball to be accessed across 44 US states concurrently and handle high volumes of transactions.

The challenges bringing NeoGames to Innovecs:

extend the team by employing strong software engineers within a limited time frame
support the Powerball system smooth operation and implement its quick updates
develop Powerball-like solutions for iLotteries in other countries and US states (New Hampshire, Virginia, and Michigan)

Product Supported

Powerball is one of the most popular American national lotteries. It belongs to multi-jurisdictional games running across 44 states. Powerball boasts record breaking jackpots with the largest being $1.5 billion.

The product supported has a powerful backend side developed by NeoGames. It sustains high throughputs and manages user refunds and retries. It has been achieved through the implementation of a service-oriented architecture (SOA) showing 100 percent fault-tolerance.

In NeoGames, we don’t look at Innovecs as a separate team, we have blended teams.Together with the team in Ukraine, we have developed solutions for New Hampshire and the Czech Republic and now we are recruiting double the size that we had before.
Gabby Naftali,
VP of Product at NeoGames

Team Involved

The team working on NeoGames’ products is located in Israel and Ukraine. It is divided into 5 Scrum sub-teams with 8-10 people per group. They have product owners, QAs, DBAs, frontend and backend engineers sharing common goals and estimates.

Technology Stack

.Net, WCF, Web API, SQL Server, SOA
At NeoGames, 90% of the software development team is involved in building enterprise-level systems.
The guys here are part of our every new development. They are doing game and third-party integrations, customizations, new geolocation service for New Hampshire, and much more
Tomer Ozeri,
QA and TechOps Director at NeoGames

Value Delivered

Efficient product maintenance. Ensuring smooth operation of the complex service-oriented architecture by implementing quick updates. Currently, the team supports Powerball and Mega Millions (another famous US state lottery).

Developing Powerball-like solutions. Thanks to the successful partnership with Innovecs, NeoGames’ team keeps scaling up and winning state tenders across US (New Hampshire) and Europe (the Czech Republic, Belgium, and Sweden) to develop online lottery solutions with similar complexity.

Establishing a trusting partnership. Three-year effective collaboration resulting in NeoGames’ team expansion, a bigger volume of complex solutions delivered, and increased annual revenues.

About NeoGames

NeoGames is an experienced iLottery and online casino software and service provider. The company delivers scalable projects handling billions of money transactions and maintaining a high level of system quality and security.    

They offer 360° gaming and omni-channel solutions to help customers from all over the world get maximum revenues from their offerings.  

The solutions combine games for desktops and mobile devices, a powerful back-office platform and a bunch of player operational services–simply everything needed to increase income.   

The NeoGames gaming portfolio is tremendous ranging from instant games like Queen of Diamonds to solutions with robust and complex architecture like the ones created for Powerball and Mega Millions, the American multi-state lotteries. The company is also expanding its reach across Europe providing gaming solutions for the Czech Republic, Belgium, Sweden, and many other countries.   

NeoGames is a proud member of many lottery associations including The World Lottery Association (WLA), The North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL), and more. The solutions are approved by regulatory and testing organizations and certified with ISO 27001, ISO 9001, European Gaming Standards and the like.

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