Helio Gaming CEO Richard Mifsud will tell Asian operators this week that the region has a great opportunity to embrace the new wave of online lottery products.

Mifsud will join nine other Malta-based suppliers in front of operators at the SiGMA roadshow in Manila, which occurs after the ASEAN gaming summit in the Philippines’ capital.

Helio, which made its Asian debut in May last year, has a portfolio of innovative lottery games customized to individual operators.

It also offers to bet on international lotteries and launch a live lottery product, which will have particular resonance to audiences in the Far East.

Richard said: “The popularity and prevalence of sportsbook and casino and Asia are undisputed, but the adoption of the next-generation lottery has yet to be exploited, particularly outside of the big state lotteries.

“Lottery used to be the domain of lottery operators only, but it is so much easier to add the vertical to existing operations, where you can introduce new players to your site and cross-sell really appealing opportunities to win large jackpots to existing customers.

“The live lottery element will also be very appealing and fit easily given the preference for the live dealer format in the casino. I really think the lottery could be the next big thing in Asia.”

Helio Gaming’s Hero games now include daily, weekly, and event-based draws, which can be branded by individual operators to appeal to many player demographics. The draws can use the supplier’s certified RNG or live broadcast using existing casino studios and even include non-monetary prizes such as cars, yachts, and luxury holidays with unlimited jackpots.

In addition to attending ASEAN and the SiGMA Roadshow, Richard Mifsud will also appear on a panel at the latter discussing Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, and automation within gaming.