Specialised payments platform Paysafe has confirmed the growth of its partnership with NeoPollard Interactive (NPi), provider of the most profitable iLottery programs in North America. 

Through this partnership, NPi’s technology leverages Paysafe’s proprietary payment gateway to power the iLottery services offered by the North Carolina Education Lottery.

The partnership between the two commenced in the US market in 2014 to provide the Michigan Lottery with a comprehensive 360° iLottery and payments solution. In addition to the Michigan Lottery and the North Carolina Education Lottery, NPi and Paysafe’s milestone partnerships include contracts with the Virginia Lottery and the New Hampshire Lottery. 

Gregory Kirstein, Director of Business Development for iGaming at Paysafe, said: “The future of the U.S. lottery market will see digital channels complement retail, or offline, lottery ticket sales. We’re excited to support this evolution by strengthening our partnership with NeoPollard Interactive to enhance North Carolina Education Lottery’s online offering.”

“In order to power the most profitable iLottery programs, NPi maintains the highest standards of technical excellence and commitment to our Lottery partners,” said Liz Siver, General Manager at NPi.

“The high bar that we have set for ourselves is one that we also expect from partners in our technology and services ecosystems. For this reason, we are proud to continue growing with like-minded partners such as Paysafe.”

The partnership came after a competitive procurement process, as the pair sought to successfully convert its previous digital offerings to a fully integrated omnichannel digital engagement solution. 

This technology solution includes Pollard Banknote’s playON player engagement platform, a full-featured mobile application, and NPi’s NeoSphere player account management system, which leverages best-in-breed payment technology from Paysafe.