International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) announced that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation, has won a facilities management lottery contract from the Connecticut Lottery Corporation following a competitive procurement. The contract includes an implementation period to install a new central system, which is expected to go live in April 2023. Once the system is live, the contract will run for 10 years through April 2033, with an additional five years of extension options.
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As the most trusted provider of lottery systems and solutions, IGT will deliver its high-performing Aurora™ central lottery management system through a system conversion that replaces the system currently in place. Aurora incorporates a suite of flexible solutions designed to manage, transform and further grow the Connecticut Lottery Corporation’s business. The platform will provide intuitive, user-friendly applications, tools and reporting capabilities which will handle all of the Lottery’s transaction processing, game management and back-office operations.
“IGT has a strong reputation of being a quality lottery system provider, and for modernizing its system and its related components,” said Greg Smith, Connecticut Lottery Corporation President & CEO.”The Connecticut Lottery Corporation is looking forward to using the Aurora system, and working with the IGT staff to continue our strong sales performance and deliver exceptional player and retailer experiences.”
“The Connecticut Lottery Corporation is among the most successful U.S. lotteries and IGT is happy to propel the Lottery’s achievements by delivering our world-class solutions,” said Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Lottery. “IGT’s success in implementing central systems is unrivaled, having completed 60 on-time, full-system conversions in the last 13 years, including nine conversions from competitor systems. In serving the Connecticut Lottery, IGT will leverage its decades of industry leadership to help drive the Lottery’s growth and offer engaging experiences for its players.”
In addition to the Aurora platform and its full suite of flexible business applications, IGT will distribute 3,000 Retailer Pro and Retailer Compact lottery terminals, along with 200 GameTouch™ 28 self-service vending machines to lottery retailers.
As the lottery market leader providing central systems to 25 U.S. lotteries, IGT systems process more than 75 percent of U.S. lottery sales. With the acquisition of Connecticut Lottery as a facilities management customer, now all top five U.S. lotteries in terms of sales per capita rely on IGT’s central systems. For more information about IGT’s lottery business, visit igt.com and follow us on LinkedIn.