he proposed 10-year contract is expected to commence on July 1, 2008, and follows a competitive procurement. With respect to the contract, Gtech expects to receive revenues of approximately euro 60 million beginning in the third quarter of 2008.
"We are pleased to continue our longstanding partnership with the Kansas Lottery," said W. Bruce Turner, CEO of Lottomatica and Gtech. "Lotteries today must continue to provide innovation and the ability to respond to changes in the industry and the demands of the marketplace. As the Kansas Lottery’s partner, Gtech is ready to take the Lottery into the next decade with the latest technologies, and retailer and player-friendly products to grow sales for increased returns to the State of Kansas."
Upon contract execution, Gtech will upgrade the lottery’s existing system to the company’s Enterprise Series solution, and install approximately 2,000 Altura terminals. In addition, Gtech will provide the Lottery with its point-of-sale signage system Enterprise Series Multimedia (ESMM); Express Point Plus terminals; and Keno and Poker monitors. The communications network will also be upgraded to a wireless IP communications solution.
The company will provide ongoing services such as maintenance of the central system, terminals and communications network; retailer training; marketing support; hotline management; software development; and field service. Gtech will maintain its primary data center in Topeka, Kansas, with a backup data center in Austin, Texas.
The Kansas Lottery has been a valued Gtech customer since 1987. Since its inception in 1986, the Kansas Lottery has generated total sales of approximately euro 2.15 billion. Proceeds from the lottery are allocated to the state’s economic development initiatives fund, correctional institutions building fund, and juvenile detention facilities fund.