International Game Technology PLC (IGT) has agreed to provide the Western Canada Lottery Corporation (WCLC) with 700 of its CrystalDual 27 video lottery terminals (VLTs), the third time in five years that the firm has been awarded a significant VLT contract by the lottery.
As part of the deal, IGT will launch ‘The Price is Right’ VLT content for the first time in the Canadian market which, it says, is among the top player-favourite brands in its game library. The firm will also include a market-attuned content bundle so players can pick which game they want to play from a variety of titles.
Eric Karmark, WCLC Vice President, VLT Gaming & Operations, commented: “IGT’s cabinets and content have proven to entertain and engage players throughout the Saskatchewan VLT network since 1993.
“By adding new IGT VLTs at our gaming venues, we’re continuing in our commitment to provide our players an enjoyable gaming experience by offering popular themes on a modern platform.”
IGT’s CrystalDual 27 VLT features two displays delivering high-definition graphics, a first-class audio package, ergonomic design, enhanced player interface and a mobile device charging port to provide exceptional player experiences.
The cabinets incorporate the Game to System (G2S) communication protocol, enabling new, advanced features for WCLC such as software download, remote configuration and software verification, and an embedded player user interface that delivers an interactive experience. The VLTs will be connected by IGT’s INTELLIGEN central system, operated by WCLC for machine accounting, event tracking, and system security.
David Flinn, IGT Regional Vice President, Canada, South and Central America, added: “Extending IGT’s relationship with WCLC through the delivery of 700 additional VLT units reinforces the depth of our commitment to the lottery’s continued growth, and the quality of IGT’s content and cabinet for the Canadian market.
“The CrystalDual 27 continues to prove its versatility and relevance in gaming markets around the world, and we’re pleased to help WCLC elevate gaming throughout the province with this advanced cabinet.”
Back in May, IGT published its financial results for the first quarter of 2021, during which it achieved a 25% growth in total revenue year-on-year thanks to an impressive global lottery return.