LONDON, Oct. 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) announced that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation (with International Game Technology PLC, hereinafter "IGT"), has signed a seven-year contract extension with the Georgia Lottery Corporation ("Georgia Lottery" or "Lottery") to provide new lottery products and services through Sept. 11, 2025. IGT has partnered with the Georgia Lottery since it first started selling tickets in 1993.
"IGT and the Georgia Lotteryhave had a long and successful partnership for more than 20 years, and this contract extension is a testament to the mutual cooperation and commitment of the two organizations to increase lottery sales and continue generating record profits for education through the deployment of industry-leading solutions," said Jay Gendron, IGT Senior Vice President, WLA North America Lottery.
Under the contract extension, IGT will provide the Georgia Lottery with several components of IGT's Aurora™ platform, including Aurora Transaction Engine, Aurora Open Retail, Aurora Retailer Wizard, Aurora Navigator, and Aurora Performance Intel. Aurora Open Retail, a new retail solution software architecture, will enable the Georgia Lottery to support multiple types of retail solution devices in an efficient manner, improving time to market. In addition, the Georgia Lottery will receive Aurora Navigator back-office applications for Lottery personnel, who will now have the ability to customize the look and feel of the interface to meet their exact needs, help them better manage their business, and enhance productivity. The Georgia Lottery will also receive IGT's Aurora Performance Intel solution, a comprehensive business intelligence and analytics tool that provides insights across all sales channels. IGT's Aurora Retailer Wizard solution will provide a secure website for Georgia Lottery retailers to more effectively manage their businesses, interact with the Lottery, and drive results.
In addition to providing the Georgia Lottery with the above-mentioned suite of Aurora platform components, IGT will replace a significant portion of the Georgia Lottery's existing lottery terminal base with IGT's Altura™ Flex lottery terminals, which feature a smaller footprint along with a large high-resolution display for ease of retailer use and the widely-deployed high-speed AccuTherm Ultra printer. IGT will also provide 6,150 Ticket-Scan™ Plus self-service ticket checkers and an equal amount of the Company's latest Aurora MultiMedia digital signage solution will also be deployed, which will help stimulate increased brand awareness, winner awareness, jackpot awareness, and transaction activities. As part of the contract extension, 4,650 new KENO video controller units will be installed by IGT at authorized KENO retailers throughout the state.
Additionally, IGT will provide select Georgia Lottery retailers with the Gemini™ Touch, IGT's new self-service lottery vending machine, which provides fully customizable screens and support for up to 28 instant-ticket games and a configurable number of draw games. The Gemini Touch will also feature a cashless payment option.
Further, a material portion of the existing retailer communications network will be upgraded to the latest advanced generation of satellite technology. Lastly, as part of the contract extension, IGT will provide integration and enhancements to the Georgia Lottery's iLottery player portal on its website.
IGT will continue to provide the Georgia Lottery with ongoing services, including installation and maintenance of the central system components, retailer equipment, and the communications network; data center operations; call center operations; field services; consumables; an end-to-end iLottery program; and marketing and operational support.
The Georgia Lottery recorded a record $4.56 billion in total sales in its fiscal year 2016. As one of the top performing and most efficient lotteries in the world, the Georgia Lottery has raised more than $17.8 billion for the students of Georgia.
IGT (NYSE: IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Interactive and Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of premium content, substantial investment in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence, operational expertise and leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions anticipate the demands of consumers wherever they decide to play. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has over 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.IGT.com.
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