“Gambling Commission chooses Atos Origin to implement licence CRM systems”

London, 20 August 2008

Helping to drive higher levels of compliance to the Gambling Act by providing the correct information at the right time and in the right place

Atos Origin, an international IT services company, today announced that it has won a new contract with the Gambling Commission to implement the IT systems that support the Commission's licensing and compliance work for arcades, betting shops, bingo halls, casinos, gaming machine suppliers and lotteries, as well as British-based gambling websites.

Atos Origin will implement Siebel 8.0 to provide the Commission with a single, up to date view of each operator for both office-based and mobile staff. Implementation of this new CRM platform will provide Commission staff with the necessary regulatory information and intelligence at the right time and in the right place.

“Following a competitive process, we selected Atos Origin because it demonstrated that it understands our needs and has the capability and experience to deliver,” said Bill Butler, Director of Corporate Services at The Gambling Commission.”

“Having the correct information to hand at the right time is essential for all organisations,” said Anne Ware, vice president for Public Sector at Atos Origin. “For the Gambling Commission, this new solution will help them to keep gambling fair and safe for all by making it easier to ensure that operators are fulfilling their requirements.”

The Gambling Commission is the independent regulator of all commercial gambling in Great Britain. It is an independent non-departmental public sector body sponsored by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

Atos Origin has a long-standing relationship with DCMS, the UK Government Department responsible for amongst other things, Government policy on the arts, sport, the National Lottery and the 2012 Olympic Games & Paralympic Games.

About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is one of the world's leading international information technology services companies. Its business is turning client vision into results through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed operations. The company's annual revenues total more than €5.8 billion and it employs over 50,000 people in 40 countries. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and has a client base of international blue-chip companies across all sectors. Atos Origin is listed on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.

About The Gambling Commission

The Gambling Commission keeps gambling fair and safe for all. It does so by keeping crime out of gambling, by ensuring that gambling is conducted fairly and openly, and by protecting children and vulnerable people from being harmed or exploited by gambling. The Commission also provides independent advice to government on gambling in Britain.

The Commission is responsible for licensing and regulating all gambling in Great Britain other than the National Lottery and spread betting, which are the responsibility of the National Lottery Commission and the Financial Services Authority (FSA) respectively.

For more information, please contact:
Caroline Crouch
Atos Origin
Tel: +44 20 7830 4233
Email: caroline.crouch@atosorigin.com