IGT to Roll Out Self-Serve Terminals with OLG in 2023

IGT to Roll Out Self-Serve Terminals with OLG in 2023

  • International Game Technology PLC, popularly known as IGT, has announced that it has won a bid with the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation and that, moving ahead, its subsidiary IGT Global Solutions Corporation would be the organization’s primary supplier of self-service lottery terminals.
  • OLG continues to develop its players’ lottery experience.
  • The agreement is active until June 2027 with ten one-year extension possibilities.

 

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Self-Service Lottery Terminals to Be Installed in Ontario

This partnership will bring the first self-service technology to players in Ontario and the OLG, making it a significant milestone in the province’s gaming history. 

It will significantly expand the opportunities available to players. The contract is signed for a term of five years and will last through June 2027, with the option to extend for an additional ten years. Each extension will be reviewed annually and negotiated for a one-year term, if all parties are pleased with the results and accomplishments.

IGT is anticipated to begin deploying these self-service kiosks in the first half of 2023, pending final government approval. 

Duncan Hannay, president and chief executive officer of OLG, has welcomed this opportunity and informed us that it is the appropriate move for the organization. Hannay noted that this agreement is the next stage for lottery play in the province and that IGT is fully competent of delivering responsible, convenient, and secure solutions that benefit lottery game enthusiasts.

Jay Gendron, IGT’s chief operating officer for global lottery, also hailed the news, stating that the business was happy to be partnering with the OLG and bringing its innovative self-service lottery terminals to this jurisdiction for the first time.

Additional Additions Oncoming, Along the way

OLG remains the largest lottery in Canada, and as such, it represents a significant commercial achievement for the supplier. OLG, for its part, is committed to continuously developing the experience and creating new opportunities and experiences for players. 

Under the terms of the agreement, OLG is planning to supply 1,400 GameTouch 28 self-service lottery terminals to merchants throughout the province.

As the transaction progresses, additional self-service terminals may be delivered, pending review. In addition to other options, the GameTouch Draw terminal may be added at the letter stage. 

In the meanwhile, IGT will assist OLG with the management of the new technology by implementing the OpenRetail terminal management software.

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