LONDON, U.K. – June 27, 2018 – IGT’s Aurora™ product development team was named the winner of a silver Stevie® Award in the Excellence in Application Modernization category during the 16th Annual American Business Awards® held in New York on June 11.

The American Business Awards are the U.S.A.’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. More than 3,700 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories.

Under the leadership of Robert Beauparlant, IGT’s Vice President of Product Development, Lottery and Core Platforms, the team at IGT created an innovative endto-end lottery solution, Aurora, which is widely recognized as a successful, revolutionized application in the lottery industry. IGT’s longstanding technology partner, HCL, nominated Aurora for several reasons, citing that it is a versatile modern architecture and an advanced end-to-end lottery solution with user interfaces that work on any browser or device; is cost effective; and delivers a faster speed-to-market, among many other benefits.

Beauparlant has worked in the government-sponsored lottery and gaming industry for over 30 years and currently leads a team of more than 200 engineers, spanning all engineering disciplines, in IGT’s Lottery & Core Platforms Division.

“This award further validates IGT’s leadership in the global lottery and gaming market where government-sponsored gaming is at the intersection of gaming, politics, and social responsibility,” said Beauparlant. “It also provides affirmation of our Aurora product strategy in helping to modernize the clients we serve. I thank HCL for their nomination and for their longstanding relationship as a valued strategic partner with IGT; Matthew Whalen, CTO Lottery and Core Platforms, for his vision and support; and the whole Aurora team for their hard work and dedication and without whom this recognition would not be possible.”

More than 200 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners.

“The nominations submitted for the 2018 American Business Awards were outstanding. The competition was intense, and those recognized as Stevie Award winners should be immensely proud of this accomplishment,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.

Details about The American Business Awards and the list of 2018 Stevie winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.

About IGT
IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Interactive and Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of premium content, substantial investment in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence, operational expertise and leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions anticipate the demands of consumers wherever they decide to play. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has over 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.IGT.com.

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com.

Sponsors of The 2018 American Business Awards include HCL America, John Hancock Financial Services and SoftPro.