International Game Technology PLC announced that its consortium with BOLDT Gaming S.A., Consorcio GTECH Boldt Gaming, will continue operating and providing lottery technology to La Junta de Protección Social (JPS) in Costa Rica, per the original contract signed with JPS following a competitive procurement in 2011.
“The electronic games that JPS has in the market through our contract with IGT are additional opportunities to continue generating profits for the social good, and in this way, helping to fulfill the mission of our institution,” said Esmeralda Britton González, President of the Board of Directors of Junta de Protección Social. “The brands of products from JPS that are offered through IGT have been of interest to people of different ages who acquire them in the different points of sale across the country near their homes or workplaces, which helps us to achieve our sales goals. It is the expectation of the board of directors that with this extension, we will continue to improve the offer in the market and increase loyalty from our customers.”
“IGT is pleased to maintain our lottery operations in Costa Rica through 2023,” said Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Lottery. “In 2020, our consortium assisted JPS in reaching record-breaking sales of ₡85,000 million and we look forward to our continued work with JPS to positively impact the Costa Rican economy. We applaud the Lottery’s efforts to maximize funds for more than 500 social programs and the 1,800 independent retailers whose livelihoods depend on strong lottery sales.”
Under the terms of the extension, the consortium will continue to provide JPS with all aspects of a modern lottery as it has been doing since the first JPS lottery ticket was sold in 2013. This includes lottery game development, high-performing technology, retail management and training, marketing execution, call center operations, field services and warehousing.