Lottery systems

IGT to empower WestLotto with its Aurora system technology in five-year contract extension

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International Game Technology (IGT) announced Tuesday that its IGT Global Services subsidiary has signed a contract extension with Westdeutsche Lotterie, better known as WestLotto. Under the deal, IGT is set to deliver its Aurora system technology to the state-licensed operator, which is Germany's largest lottery.

"IGT has provided WestLotto with world-class lottery solutions for more than 20 years and is the trusted partner for us to provide the best possible player experiences and to drive growth responsibly for our business," said Andreas Kötter, WestLotto Co-CEO.

"We look forward to modernizing our central system further through the implementation of Aurora and the many benefits its modules will present to our Lottery."

The new agreement runs for five years, extending the current contract in place to at least 2031. The deal also comes with further contract extension options.

"IGT's global expertise and our extensive knowledge of the local lottery market complement each other perfectly," said Christiane Jansen, WestLotto Co-CEO. "The partnership represents gaming of the future that is as innovative as it is secure and reputable."

As part of IGT's OMNIA omnichannel solution for lotteries, Aurora was developed to drive lottery innovation and will offer "enhanced reliability for WestLotto's high volume of transactions." The product incorporates a suite of flexible solutions designed to manage, transform and further grow the Lottery's business, says IGT.

International Game Technology describes Aurora as providing intuitive, user-friendly applications, tools and reporting capabilities that will handle all of WestLotto's transaction processing, game management and back-office operations.

"As Germany's largest lottery with over €1.7 billion in sales, WestLotto requires the sophistication, reliability and innovation that IGT's Aurora central system delivers," added Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Global Lottery.

"Our high-performing Aurora platform and its components will enable the Lottery to manage its business more efficiently, while providing premier player experiences and maximizing funds to good causes."

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