“Atos Origin solution to face the technological challenges related to the opening of the French online gambling market”

Paris, 9th February 2010

Technical recommendations for obtaining the agreement

Atos Worldline, which brings together Atos Origin core expertise in hi-tech transactional services, is accompanying online gambling operators in meeting the technological challenges related to the opening of the online betting market. Leader in the processing and legal archiving of large-volume secure electronic transactions, Atos Worldline is providing the new gambling operators with a reliable and secure technical platform.

Following article 22 of the draft law, ‘accredited' online gaming operators are required to proceed to real-time archiving of all data on a physical support based in France.
Atos Worldline, member of GESTE (association of editors of online services), is participating in the “online gambling” commission as a technical expert. In collaboration with the market's major players – betting operators, casinos, media, telecommunications operators and associations for the protection of minors and families – Atos Worldline is contributing to the opening of the French online betting market. Based on experience in the games, media and public sector fields, Atos Worldline is sharing and putting forward technical recommendations concerning authentication, traceability and security of players.

Atos Worldline is anticipating the bill in order to prepare for the business challenges and regulatory requirements related to the opening of the market. Atos Worldline accompanies future gambling operators in obtaining their agreement on the French market”, declared Olivier Kuhn, director of telecom & Media at Atos Worldline.

To help operators respect the regulatory requirements, Atos Worldline offers an end-to-end real-time archiving solution for gaming transactions hosted in its datacenters in France. As a certified trusted third party, Atos Worldline offers its data traceability and secure archiving for future gambling operators.

With over 25-year expertise in interactive applications for the media, sporting federations and telecommunications operators, Atos Worldline also offers flexible solutions for multi-channel betting, secure online payments and hosting of transaction platforms.

About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is a leading international information technology (IT) services company, providing hi-tech transactional services, consulting, systems integration and managed operations to deliver business outcomes globally. The company's annual revenues are EUR 5.5 billion and it employs 50,000 people. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and has a client base of international companies across all sectors. Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.

About Atos Worldline
Atos Worldline brings together Atos Origin's core expertise in hi-tech transactional services. A leader in end-to-end services for critical electronic transactions, Atos Worldline is specialised in electronic payment services (issuing, acquiring, terminals, card and non card payment solutions & processing), eCS (eServices for customers, citizens and communities) as well as services for financial markets. Atos Worldine on-going commitments to research and innovation enable its customers to benefit from award-winning solutions in areas such as mobile payments, secure IPTV, online CRM and paperless solutions. Atos Worldline generates annual revenues of €814 million and employs over 4,800 people in Europe. For further information, please visit: http://www.atosworldline.com/

For further information, please contact:
Emilie Moreau
Phone: +33 1 55 91 24 74
Email: emilie.moreau@atosorigin.com