IGT Global Services has signed a six-year contract to provide its central lottery system, Aurora, to Singapore Pools, supporting the lottery’s “significant” daily transactions.
The IGT subsidiary’s performance-driving product, which it says is “built to drive lottery innovation and profitability”, is supplemented by its related technologies which Singapore Pools will also gain access to.
Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer of Global Lottery, commented: “Set up to provide a legal, safe and trusted avenue for people to place bets, Singapore Pools requires the sophistication, reliability and innovation that IGT’s Aurora central system provides to support the lottery’s significant number of daily transactions.
“IGT’s service-oriented Aurora incorporates a suite of flexible solutions designed to manage, transform and further grow the lottery’s business. This best-in-class technology, coupled with IGT’s longstanding lottery leadership, will ensure Singapore Pools continues to channel its surpluses to good causes while offering a secure and responsible gaming environment for all.”
As part of the multi-year agreement, IGT will also deploy Aurora Navigator, Data Connector and Aurora Anywhere.
Aurora Navigator provides a single place to view, manage and administer all lottery applications and back-office functions to help Singapore Pools manage its business and maximise profitability.
The Data Connector is the plug-and-play platform for ‘fast, efficient’ data integration and analysis, reducing complexities and costs.
Meanwhile, Aurora Anywhere is the secure gateway that allows for external applications to connect to the lottery core system, which creates opportunities for expanded game play, and prevents unwanted access.
“IGT’s positive reputation and its global success in providing performance-driving solutions gives Singapore Pools the confidence that our lottery operations are powered by industry-leading technology,” added Lam Chee Weng, Chief Executive Officer of Singapore Pools.
“We have trusted IGT’s technology since 1986 when Singapore Pools became the first computerised lottery in Southeast Asia, and we look forward to continuing our long-time partnership for the next six years.”
Additionally, IGT will provide ongoing maintenance, marketing support and operator training to the lottery.
IGT has made a series of announcements recently as the firm continues to grow, including the expansion of its operations in Mexico with LOTENAL and a 20-year Rhode Island Lottery contract extension.