LONDON, March 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: c) announced that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation (with International Game Technology PLC, hereinafter “IGT”), has signed a product sale agreement to provide 5,500 new lottery terminals and associated peripherals to Western Canada Lottery Corporation (WCLC). The agreement follows a competitive procurement process. IGT, as legacy GTECH, has been providing lottery products and services to WCLC since 1982.
“IGT is listening to the ever-changing needs of its customers in order to continue to address the requirements of the lottery industry,” said Jay Gendron, IGT Senior Vice President, WLA North America Lottery. “This agreement will offer innovative products for WCLC and its retailers and players alike, providing additional opportunities for WCLC to increase sales and enhance efficiency and productivity.”
Under the agreement, IGT will provide WCLC with IGT’s Altura® GT1200 lottery terminal and the AccuTherm® Ultra printer. This will offer WCLC retailers a smaller footprint terminal, freeing up valuable counter space for other merchandise. Additionally, the Altura GT1200 terminal has a larger screen with enhanced resolution improving the retailer experience and productivity. The AccuTherm Ultra printer offers a space-saving design, with easy-load and jam-preventing features, thus speeding up transactions as well as increasing reliability in busy retail locations.
WCLC will also receive Ticket-Scan® Plus, IGT’s player-operated ticket checker device, allowing players the convenience and security to check if draw or instant games are winners.
WCLC manages and conducts lotteries within the territorial limits of the Provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, and the Yukon Territory, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
IGT also provides lottery products and/or services to British Columbia Lottery Corporation, Atlantic Lottery Corporation, Loto Quebec, and Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation.