IGT extends lottery services agreement with Mexico’s Loternal

IGT and its subsidiary, IGT México Lottery, S de RL de CV, has extended its agreement with Mexico's La Lotería Nacional para la Asistencia Pública.
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International Game Technology PLC (IGT) and its subsidiary, IGT México Lottery, S de RL de CV, has extended its agreement with La Lotería Nacional para la Asistencia Pública (Loternal), Mexico’s national lottery.

The deal extension will see IGT continue providing an integrated draw-based/instant ticket system, draw-based lottery terminals, a communications network, and additional lottery products and ongoing services with the lottery through to March 2, 2022.

Mario Caballero Luna, Loternal Chief of Advisors, said: “For the Lotería Nacional, the extension of the contract with IGT contributes to the certainty and security that we offer to our clients in a year of great challenges for all of us, which has also been a year of transition and internal transformation.”

IGT’s ongoing services to Loternal include lottery game transactions and instant ticket distribution across 8,200 terminals nationwide.

It also includes the continuous development of new B2B retail channels; installation, repair, maintenance and monitoring of its total base of lottery terminals; retailer training; field service; call centre operations and hotline management; a fixed-odds sports betting retail network; and marketing support to further enhance Loternal’s overall product and game portfolio.

Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Lottery, added: “For more than three decades, IGT has provided our Lottery customer in Mexico with the expertise, technology, and services it has needed to generate results, which ultimately benefit social and health programs.

“As Loternal navigates this transformational period, IGT’s innovative, reliable, and proven technology will continue to be a key driver of its evolution.”

In 2019, Loternal merged with Mexico’s Pronósticos para la Asistencia Pública lottery, and the combined new organization retained the Loternal name.

Back in January, IGT and its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation, signed a seven-year contract extension with Supreme Ventures Limited to continue providing lottery technology, content, and ongoing services and support in Jamaica.