The Kentucky Lottery Corporation (KLC) is inviting prospective providers to submit their bids for the acquisition of an â€śiLottery systemâ€ť in order to move forward with its plans to launch an online lottery platform in the state.
The KLC issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to potential technology partners to collaborate in its move online, which it hopes will increase revenues and lottery sales. The move follows a presentation by the KLC earlier this month to lawmakers outlining its plan to launch an internet platform.
The presentation included a timeline which asked providers for bids over the summer months. The next phase of the process is to pick a provider by this autumn.
The Lottery hopes to begin by launching digital versions of its traditional draw games â€“ titles such as Powerball, MegaMillions, Pick 3, Keno and more â€“ by mid-2015 and add iScratch games within the following six months.
It will join a small list of states that have taken their lotteries online â€“ Illinois, Minnesota and Georgia.
KLC wants interested firms to submit their applications by 18 September.