IGT Executes Long-Term Contract with Connecticut Lottery to Launch iLottery System, Mobile App and eDraw Games
Connecticut Lottery players will be able to purchase Keno and draw-based games online for the first time in Lottery history
LONDON, May 31, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE:IGT) today announced that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation, has signed an eight-year contract with the Connecticut Lottery Corporation ("CLC") to deploy its iLottery gaming system and related components. This technology will enable the CLC to sell Keno and draw-based lottery games for the first time via a new website and mobile app developed by IGT. The contract is expected to run through May 2031 and includes four years of possible extension options. The iLottery gaming system is anticipated to launch in the late fall of 2023.
Under the terms of the contract, the CLC will receive IGT's high-performing iLottery system, including a comprehensive suite of solutions designed for maximum back-office efficiency for the Lottery, and intuitive and engaging player experiences.
"The CLC recognizes that today's lottery player is looking for convenient and modern options to play their favorite games, and IGT's iLottery system will allow us to offer our players the same great experiences they receive at retail in a responsible, digital format," said Gregory Smith, Connecticut Lottery Corporation President & CEO."We look forward to deploying this iLottery system and believe the expanded play options will be a welcome addition among our players."
"IGT has a proven track record of delivering growth-driving solutions to our global lottery customers and we are excited to build upon this momentum by introducing iLottery to the CLC's players," said Srini Nedunuri, IGT Senior Vice President, Global iLottery."Our iLottery technology is backed by decades-long industry leadership. We will partner closely with the CLC over the next eight years to develop a world-class iLottery program and help to generate maximum funds to good causes within the State."
IGT's iLottery system is the complete digital solution for all player-centric functions and game enablement and includes a full suite of advanced, customizable responsible gaming tools to strengthen the options available to players. In addition to the system, IGT will design a new mobile convenience app and website that will later include full functionality for CLC's players to purchase Keno, multi-state jackpot games and Connecticut draw-based lottery games such as Lotto!, Cash5, Play3 with Wild Ball and Play4 with Wild Ball.
In 2021, the CLC awarded IGT a long-term contract to become its primary technology provider and install IGT's powerful Aurora™ central lottery system, which recently went live. As the global lottery market leader, IGT is the primary technology provider to 25 lotteries in the U.S., eight of the world's largest 10 lotteries and 16 of the world's top 25 lotteries.