International Game Technology PLC (IGT) and its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation, has been awarded a long-term contract from the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Commission.
The agreement will see IGT upgrade the lottery’s video lottery central system that connects more than 11,500 video lottery terminals (VLTs) and electronic table games (ETGs) across Maryland’s six casinos. The contract runs through September 2028 and includes the option to extend for up to an additional four years.
IGT will install its enhanced INTELLIGEN video lottery central system software that supports the volume, complexity and security of monitoring and controlling every VLT and ETG in the Old Line State.
The upgrade features sophisticated site controllers that will maintain network diagnostics and communications between all gaming machines, and will provide advanced business intelligence tools for easy, day-to-day operations management and reporting, and new disaster recovery technology.
Nick Khin, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Gaming, commented: “IGT’s INTELLIGEN system enables the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Commission to utilise advanced tools and industry-leading technology which is integral to the ongoing success of the VLT program.
“IGT has been the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Commission’s trusted partner and the sole provider of its VLT systems since the State’s first casino opened in 2010. Maryland’s VLT program is robust, and we look forward to contributing to its continued success throughout the next decade.”
Earlier this month, Maryland Lottery and Gaming Director Gordon Medenica announced that he will be retiring from his position as the head of the agency on June 1.