IGT has penned a 10-year agreement with the Connecticut Lottery to provide facility management services, including a new central system.
Taking effect from 2023, the contract ensures the lottery will leverage IGT’s Aurora central lottery management system which will replace the current network. Following the expiration of the deal in 2033, there is an option for an additional five-year extension.
Aurora’s ‘intuitive, user-friendly’ applications allow the lottery to streamline its management and aid further growth in its operations.
“IGT has a strong reputation of being a quality lottery system provider, and for modernizing its system and its related components,” said Greg Smith, Connecticut Lottery Corporation President & CEO.
“The Connecticut Lottery Corporation is looking forward to using the Aurora system, and working with the IGT staff to continue our strong sales performance and deliver exceptional player and retailer experiences.”
As well as providing management services, IGT will also distribute 3,000 Retailer Pro and Retailer Compact lottery terminals, along with 200 GameTouch self-service vending machines to official Connecticut Lottery retailers.
“The Connecticut Lottery Corporation is among the most successful US lotteries and IGT is happy to propel the Lottery’s achievements by delivering our world-class solutions,” said Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Lottery.
“IGT’s success in implementing central systems is unrivalled, having completed 60 on-time, full-system conversions in the last 13 years, including nine conversions from competitor systems. In serving the Connecticut Lottery, IGT will leverage its decades of industry leadership to help drive the Lottery’s growth and offer engaging experiences for its players.”