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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

IT firm unveils Chabot technology for lotto players

Cellcore Limited, an indigenous Information Technology (IT) firm operating from Ibadan has unveiled a first of its kind Chabot technology that automates the playing of lotto games via Facebook messenger.


The Artificial Intelligence (AI) solution called LottoBot is said to be changing the dynamics of Nigeria’s gaming industry, in line with increasing demand for technology advancement.


Experts say that the introduction of LottoBot to the Nigerian gaming industry is timely and presents a wealth of opportunities for businesses looking to up skill their workforce and transform the user experience.


Mike Nwaogu, chief executive officer, Cellcore Ltd said; ‘We have made gaming simpler and easy. Facebook’s messenger and other chat applications launched Chatbots, and it was the cue we needed to integrate the new AI technology buzz into their gaming experience.


Instead of having to go back and forth, logging out of their Facebook accounts and websites, and then visiting their gaming portal of choice, users can simply access their lotto games via our Facebook’s Messenger Chatbot,’ Nwaogu said.


According to him, Cellcore is at the forefront of deploying artificial intelligence into the gaming industry not only in Nigeria but other countries in Africa.


‘We have been in this industry for almost a decade and we are using this solution to celebrate a landmark,’ he said.


LottoBot Prime allows gamers to play lotto games by merely chatting with a bot, thereby presenting a convenient, relaxed process and experience of playing lotto without having to leave your zone. With this Chatbot, anyone can play lotto games directly via their Facebook Messenger, get direct updates of results and get prize winnings credited directly to their Messenger Lottobot account.


Industry stakeholders have lauded the product, noting that the introduction of Lottobot in Nigeria has demonstrated that the gaming industry is maturing. Amongst the industry stakeholders that attested to the solution is De Donkings Lotteries Limited.


Key features of Lottobot include the ability for gamers to subscribe to updates, players can subscribe to receive automated updates of results via their Messenger inbox. Known as Cash Out, winners get notified immediately by the Bot when they win. Their Lottobot account is credited with the prize immediately. The players, can also check the balance of their winnings on the Bot or cash out their winnings through a simple process; either by having the cash withdrawn at an ATM or transferred to their bank account.


‘The intelligent Lottobot is trained to guide players to play and submit available lotto games of partner lotto companies hosted on the platform, including soccer betting and soccer pools from select countries and leagues from around the world,’ Gideon Nwaogu, chief of operations, Cellcore Limited said.


Lottobot is also trained to address some questions and challenges players may have while interfacing with it. For ease of play, Lottobot is built to accept the universal token PINs which can be used to play lotto games on the platform of select lotto game service providers across Nigeria. The PINs can be purchased online via the Bot or from agents on the street.Businessday.

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