This agreement will see the continuation of their long-standing partnership for the provision of IGT’s advanced video lottery central system, INTELLIGEN.
INTELLIGEN systems are deployed worldwide, connecting a total of nearly 150,000 video lottery systems (VLT) in a variety of gaming environments.
The Atlantic Lottery alone operates more than 6,000 VLTs across four of Canada’s eastern provinces and this extension will keep all VLTs in the country connected by IGT’s system.
The Canadian public corporation has been a customer of IGT since 1982 and the gaming technology company has provided it with VLTs since 1990.
In 2012, IGT agreed to supply 1,612 VLTs to the Lottery for the replacement of obsolete units.
In addition to the video lottery central system, IGT also provides the Lottery with VLT cabinets, video lottery content, casino and bingo games, and a variety of slot machines among other services and products.
Speaking about the extension of their contract, Nick Khin, IGT’s COO of Gaming, said: “IGT’s INTELLIGEN system offers the Atlantic Lottery progressive tools and functionality that help position the Lottery for future success.
“With more than 25 years of gaming central system development expertise with customers worldwide, IGT is happy to continue providing our advanced INTELLIGEN system to enhance the Lottery’s VLT system performance.”
This development comes off the back of a strong year for IGT, having reported a 74% year-on-year increase in revenue in August as well as the introduction of its new Digital & Betting business segment.