La Française des Jeux and Access Gaming Systems announce new 5 Year contract.

Bray, Ireland, Access Gaming Systems Europe (AGS), the world's leading supplier of interactive gaming technology to the fully regulated lottery and casino land based market, is pleased to announce that AGS and the French State Lottery, La Française des Jeux (LFDJ) have signed a new 5-year contract.

LFDJ will continue to use AGS's „ACES“ system supplied under the initial contract in 2000, prior to migrating to AGS's new leading-edge interactive gaming product, „Xenia“, released in April 2003. LFDJ currently use AGS's technology to offer Instant games and Soccer Betting via the internet. In the coming phase, this offer will expand to include Draw games as well as augmenting the distribution channel to include Interactive TV alongside internet.

According to Paul Barnes, AGS Vice President of Sales & Marketing:

„LFDJ are AGS's flagship client, and we are most proud that they have chosen Xenia as the platform for their new games and channels. LFDJ have created an extremely interesting product set and AGS is supplying some of the key enabling technology to help them fulfill their business objectives on interactive channels.“

Xenia is an extremely secure, linearly scalable, flexible, robust and high performance transaction processing architecture for interactive gaming via the internet, interactive television and wireless networks. Access' previous interactive gaming system ACES was the first internet gaming system in the world to be certified by a government gaming authority in a fully regulated jurisdiction (The Northern Territory Racing and Gaming Authority, Australia).

AGS has licensed technology to major gaming operators in the USA, Australia, Austria, Germany, France, Holland, Norway and the United Kingdom. Access has c. 40 staff developing for, supplying to and servicing the on-line gaming industry.

For further information please contact Paul Barnes, Access Gaming Systems, Unit 6, The Maltings, Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland. Tel: +353 1 276 1903 or email:,

Paul Barnes Tel:+353 1 276 1903
VP Sales & Marketing Fax:+353 1 276 1961