International Game Technology PLC (IGT) subsidiary IGT Global Services Limited has been awarded a tender by Norsk Tipping AS, Norway’s state lottery operator, to continue supplying its proprietary PlayCasino content, its PlayRGS digital gaming platform and its connect integration layer.
IGT will also continue supplying licensed third-party game content from sub-suppliers NetEnt Malta Limited and ELKAB Studios AB (Elk).
Hans Erland Ringsvold, Head of Gaming Operations at Norsk Tipping, said: “IGT PlayDigital’s solutions enable Norsk Tipping to provide its players with highly engaging online content, including IGT’s top-performing PlayCasino games.
“When we first entered the icasino market in 2014, IGT was our sole digital supplier, and since then has been fundamental to our program’s success. We’re pleased to continue this partnership by delivering IGT’s and select third-party content to our players.”
IGT is one of three primary content suppliers selected by Norsk Tipping as part of the public procurement. The agreement, which allows the company to offer content to the Norweigen lottery over a period of three years with an option for the lottery to extend for one year, comes into effect in February 2021 and it includes the provision of PlayCasino games, in addition to supplying licensed NetEnt and Elk content.
As part of the agreement, Norsk Tipping can choose to keep games in operation for up to an additional four years after the agreement has expired.
Enrico Drago, IGT Senior Vice President of PlayDigital, stated: “IGT’s best-in-class titles and seamless content aggregation technology ensure that Norsk Tipping can continue to offer their players the widest and most popular selection of entertaining digital games.
“Adding IGT’s and its sub-suppliers’ growing stable of popular titles for Norsk Tipping also furthers our goal of delivering unrivalled gaming experiences that engage players.”
Norsk Tipping has been an IGT customer since 2012 when the company was selected as the sole supplier for the launch of legal digital gaming in Norway. In 2017, it was again awarded a competitive tender to provide the lottery with PlayCasino content, as well as licensed content from third-party sub-suppliers, and its PlayRGS digital gaming platform and connect integration layer. It has also supplied the lottery with its digital bingo platform since 2014, which was re-awarded in a public tender in 2018.