LONDON, Dec. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) announced that its subsidiary, IGT Foreign Holdings Corporation (with International Game Technology PLC, hereinafter "IGT" or "the Company"), has signed a six-year contract extension to provide a lottery central system upgrade to Boldt Gaming SA, which, in turn, will provide the system to Instituto Provincial De Loterias y Casinos of the Province of Buenos Aires in Argentina ("Buenos Aires Lottery"). The central system will continue to process the Buenos Aires Lottery's draw-based lottery transactions. IGT will also provide hardware and software support through September 2022. IGT, through its original agreement with Boldt Gaming, has been providing lottery products and support services to the Buenos Aires Lottery since 1993.
"IGT is committed to supporting the growth of its customers," said Walter Bugno, IGT CEO, International. "With this extension, we look forward to upgrading the Buenos Aires Lottery's operating system and providing ongoing services necessary to support their next phase of growth."
Under the upgrade, the Buenos Aires Lottery's existing GOLS (Gaming On-Line System) central system will be replaced with a new, modern, and functionally-enhanced central system that includes hardware and software updates offering secure transaction processing as well as associated back-office applications for managing the Lottery's business.
The IGT platform is a fully-integrated platform that provides high performance, secure transaction processing coupled with user-friendly back-office applications to drive results. The platform consists of a modular layered component-based architecture based upon open standards that provides substantial flexibility for integration with third parties and future expansion. The central system and back-office applications extensive functionality is based upon the Company's numerous global installations and input garnered from hundreds of users.
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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