IGT signs 13-year contract with Florida Lottery

PROVIDENCE – Following a competitive procurement, International Game Technology PLC has signed a contract with the Florida Lottery to provide a variety of lottery solutions and services, the gaming company said recently.
The contract is for an initial 10-year period, but with the Florida Lottery simultaneously exercising the first of its three available three-year renewal options, the total contract period extends to 13 years.
Under terms of the contract, the Florida Lottery’s existing retailer terminal base will be replaced with IGT’s Altura Flex retailer terminal, which features a modular, open architecture design that allows retailers to efficiently interact with and service players.
Ticket-Scan Plus self-service ticket checkers will be provided to Florida Lottery retailers, allowing players to easily and securely check the win status of their own instant and draw-based tickets. IGT’s Gemini self-service lottery vending machine will offer instant and draw-based games with an integrated Aurora MultiMedia display, allowing for the transmission and management of Florida Lottery information, advertisements and promotions directly to players at the point-of-sale.
In addition to upgrading the Florida Lottery’s existing communications network, IGT will continue to provide the following ongoing services: system design, delivery and ongoing support operations; terminal installation and maintenance; retailer training; hotline management; and telecommunications network management and maintenance.
“Since 2005, the Florida Lottery and IGT have worked together to implement solutions and initiatives that have been key to the lottery’s growth,” Jay Gendron, IGT senior vice president, North America Lottery, said in a press release. “The lottery’s close attention to the needs of players and retailers has been instrumental in making it among the world’s most successful and respected lotteries – and serves as a model for driving lottery growth through effective branding and innovation. Working together, our aligned organizations can build on this success even further for the benefit of Florida’s education program.”
The Florida Lottery generated sales of approximately $6 billion in its fiscal year 2015-16, achieving its fifth consecutive record-breaking sales year, and has contributed more than $30 billion to education since it began.

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