NOW + Next

Innovation and inspiration lands Atlantic Lottery’s Ravi Haldahalli on the Hot 50 list

by Jennifer Tulk

The Gaming Intelligence Hot 50 is a celebration of the most innovative and inspiring people working in the betting and gaming industry. The annual event recognizes people from around the world who have made a difference to their company or to the industry during the past year, or those who are in a key position to influence events in the coming year. ​

This year, one of Atlantic Lottery’s own was among those recognized.

Ravi Haldahalli, director of architecture and development, said it was really a team accomplishment.

“For a small lottery, we do a lot of cool things,” Haldahalli said. “We’ve gone through major initiatives smoothly and since then we have kicked into a higher gear. The pace at which we move, the pace at which we innovate, given our size, how constantly we punch above our weight is what stands out.”

In his eight years with the company, Haldahalli along with his team, has led the effort to modernize Atlantic Lottery’s systems technology, with a focus on integrating the consumer’s retail and digital experience. The publication said he is “responsible for architecting a complex, multi-stage evolution of the lottery’s technology systems to a fully integrated ecosystem.”

“Introducing new technology such as QR codes and mobile apps to the lottery, he continues to push forward changes in digital customer engagement, in retail, online and via mobile for one of North America’s most proactive lotteries,” Gaming Intelligence said.

Haldahalli said this recognition is not only for him, but also puts Atlantic Lottery on the radar as a small lottery that can dream big and ultimately make those dreams a reality.

“This experience absolutely feels good, but it is more of a humbling experience,” Haldahalli said.  “When you look at the rest of the list and what they have accomplished it really puts it in perspective on what a cool company I work for and what an awesome team I’m surrounded by to do some really innovative work.”