International Game Technology (IGT) announced Friday that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation, has won a facilities management contract from the Connecticut Lottery Corporation. With this acquisition, now all top five U.S. lotteries in terms of sales per capita rely on the company’s central systems.
This contract includes an implementation period to install a new central system to go live in April 2023. Once it is live, it will run for 10 years through April 2033, with an additional five years of extension options.
IGT will deliver its Aurora central lottery management system through a system conversion that replaces the current one. As the company described, Aurora incorporates a suite of solutions “designed to manage, transform and further grow the Connecticut Lottery Corporation’s business”.
The platform will provide intuitive, user-friendly applications, tools and reporting capabilities which will handle all of the Lottery’s transaction processing, game management and back-office operations.
IGT will also distribute 3,000 Retailer Pro and Retailer Compact lottery terminals, along with 200 GameTouch 28 self-service vending machines to lottery retailers.
In an official press release, Connecticut Lottery Corporation President & CEO, Greg Smith spoke about this new contract with IGT and said: "IGT has a strong reputation of being a quality lottery system provider, and for modernizing its system and its related components. 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."
IGT Chief Operating Officer, Jay Gendron, added: "The Connecticut Lottery Corporation is among the most successful U.S. lotteries and IGT is happy to propel the Lottery's achievements by delivering our world-class solutions. IGT's success in implementing central systems is unrivaled, 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."