IGT signs six-year contract with Singapore Pools

By Peter Lynch

International Game Technology’s (IGT) subsidiary IGT Global Services Limited has signed a six-year contract with Singapore Pools (Private) Limited.

The agreement sees IGT provide its central lottery system Aurora and its related technologies to Singapore Pools, with the aim of offering reliability for Singapore Pools’ high volume of transactions.

“IGT's positive reputation and its global success in providing performance-driving solutions gives Singapore Pools the confidence that our lottery operations are powered by industry-leading technology,” said Singapore Pools CEO Lam Chee Weng.

“We have trusted IGT's technology since 1986 when Singapore Pools became the first computerised lottery in Southeast Asia, and we look forward to continuing our long-time partnership for the next six years.”

Together with the new central system, IGT will deploy Aurora Navigator, which offers a single place to view, manage and administer all lottery applications and back-office functions, aiming to help Singapore Pools manage its business.

IGT will also deploy Data Connector and Aurora Anywhere. The former is the “plug-and-play platform for fast, efficient data integration and analysis,” while the latter is the “secure gateway that allows for external applications to connect to the core lottery system which creates opportunities for expanded game play.”

IGT also announced that it will provide ongoing maintenance, marketing support and operator training.

Jay Gendron, IGT COO, Global Lottery, commented: “Set up to provide a legal, safe and trusted avenue for people to place bets, Singapore Pools requires the sophistication, reliability and innovation that IGT's Aurora central system provides to support the Lottery's significant number of daily transactions.

“IGT's service-oriented Aurora incorporates a suite of flexible solutions designed to manage, transform and further grow the Lottery's business. This best-in-class technology coupled with IGT's longstanding lottery leadership will ensure Singapore Pools continues to channel its surpluses to good causes while offering a secure and responsible gaming environment for all.”

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