International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE:IGT) today announced that its subsidiary, IGT Global Services Limited, has signed a contract extension with Westdeutsche Lotterie GmbH & Co. OHG (“WestLotto”) to deliver IGT’s powerful central lottery system, Aurora™, and its related technologies. The contract extension is expected to run through at least 2031.
“IGT has provided WestLotto with world-class lottery solutions for more than 20 years and is the trusted partner for us to provide the best possible player experiences and to drive growth responsibly for our business,” said Andreas Kötter, WestLotto Co-CEO. “We look forward to modernizing our central system further through the implementation of Aurora and the many benefits its modules will present to our Lottery.”
“IGT’s global expertise and our extensive knowledge of the local lottery market complement each other perfectly,” said Christiane Jansen, WestLotto Co-CEO. “The partnership represents gaming of the future that is as innovative as it is secure and reputable.”
“As Germany’s largest lottery with over €1.7 billion in sales, WestLotto requires the sophistication, reliability and innovation that IGT’s Aurora central system delivers,” said Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Global Lottery. “Our high-performing Aurora platform and its components will enable the Lottery to manage its business more efficiently, while providing premier player experiences and maximizing funds to good causes.”
As part of OMNIA™, IGT’s player-centric, omnichannel solution for lotteries, Aurora was developed to drive lottery innovation and profitability, and will offer enhanced reliability for WestLotto’s high volume of transactions. It incorporates a suite of flexible solutions designed to manage, transform and further grow the Lottery’s business. The platform will provide intuitive, user-friendly applications, tools and reporting capabilities which will handle all of WestLotto’s transaction processing, game management and back-office operations.
As the global lottery market leader, IGT is the primary technology provider to 25 lotteries in the U.S., eight of the world’s largest 10 lotteries and 16 of the world’s top 25 lotteries. For more information, visit IGT.com and follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.