Greek lottery operator Intralot S.A. has bagged a 10-year, multi-million contract for the supply of systems solution to Illinois State Lottery.
On Monday, Intralot announced that it closed a $340 million deal with the Illinois State Lottery for the installation of technology solutions in some 7,500 retail locations across the state. The contract, which was brokered with Camelot Illinois, will last until October 2027.
The company agreed to deliver the next generation of the Intralot Photon terminals and the Genion ticket checker to the state lottery. Intralot will also introduce WinStation 30, which is a high-definition, touchscreen monitor.
Under the agreement, Intralot must also provide digital integration points to the central system, printers, a full suite of peripheral devices, a retailer communication network, a retailer financial portal, asset tracking systems, inbound retail call center management and field service support.
Illinois Lottery Board chairquits after twitter brouhaha
Meanwhile, Illinois Lottery Control Board Blair Garber has stepped down from his post after drawing flak for a vulgar tweet referring to East St. Louis, whose predominant population consists of African Americans.
The State Journal-Register reported thatGarber has apologized to Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner for his tweet: “Charlie, Durbin’s home town is (get this) east St. Louis illinois! The shithole of the universe! Just do a google search.”
Garber was responding to a tweet of country music star Charlie Daniels, who was then poking fun at Sen. Dick Durbin for being offended by President Trump’s alleged use of the word “shithole” to describe the African nations.
Garber’s resignation came just a month after the Senate unanimously confirmed his appointment. The disgraced lottery official was appointed to the board in May 2016 by Rauner.Sen. Durbin, for his part, said Garber’s decision to resign from his post was the right thing to do.