International Game Technology (IGT) has announced that its subsidiary GTECH Corporation has signed a contract with the Minnesota State Lottery to provide a wide range of lottery software and services.
IGT’s 7.5-year integrated services contract with the Lottery, which runs through August 9, 2023, contains three renewal options of one year each, or one renewal of three years. The deal is the continuation of GTECH’s relationship with Minnesota State Lottery since 2003.
Under the terms of the contract, IGT will provide the Minnesota State Lottery with innovative, expandable technology, a flexible set of retail solutions, and data-driven, decision-making tools to help increase revenues to the state of Minnesota.
IGT will also replace the Lottery’s existing central system with the latest version of Enterprise Series (ES) and existing terminal base with approximately 3,200 new Altura® GT1200 terminals, stimulating increased brand awareness, winner awareness, and player recognition of jackpots and game activities, directly at the point-of-sale, as well as Ticket-Scan® Plus self-service ticket checkers for players.
“The Minnesota State Lottery has built its success based upon strong retailer relationships and understanding its players’ preferences,” said IGT CEO of North America Lottery Michael Chambrello. “We will continue to work in partnership with this forward-thinking lottery to offer the most appropriate technology solutions and a diversified product mix tailored to meet the ever-changing needs of the Lottery’s retail landscape, and adapt as its business evolves over the next seven-and-a-half years. As well, we will remain focused on maximizing profitability for the Lottery by continually searching for ways to grow sales while operating effectively and efficiently.”
“IGT is the right partner for building on the Lottery’s 25 years of success and maximizing the Lottery’s contribution to the State of Minnesota,” said Minnesota State Lottery Executive Director Ed Van Petten.
IGT will maintain its primary data center in Roseville, Minnesota, and its backup data center in Austin, Texas.
IGT appoints Francesco Rodano as Senior Director of Market Development & Strategy
IGT has appointed Francesco Rodano, from Italian regulatory body Agenzia delle Dogane e dei Monopoli (AAMS), as its Senior Director of Market Development & Strategy for IGT, a newly created position for interactive gaming division.
Rodano will focus on developing the firm’s commercial strategy for interactive services and furthering market development competence. Rodano will relocate to IGT’s new headquarters in London.