IGT announced that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation, has signed a contract with the Florida Lottery to provide a wide array of lottery solutions and services, following a competitive procurement.
The contract is for an initial 10-year period, and upon the execution of the contract, the Florida Lottery simultaneously exercised the first of its three available three-year renewal options. As a result, IGT will be providing production operations to the Florida Lottery for an initial 13-year period.
“Since 2005, the Florida Lottery and IGT have worked together to implement solutions and initiatives that have been key to the Lottery’s growth,” said Jay Gendron, IGT Senior Vice President, North America Lottery. “The Lottery’s close attention to the needs of players and retailers has been instrumental in making it among the world’s most successful and respected lotteries – and serves as a model for driving lottery growth through effective branding and innovation. Working together, our aligned organizations can build on this success even further for the benefit of Florida’s education program.”
Under the terms of the contract, IGT will provide the Florida Lottery with a set of solutions that has been developed, in large part, based on lottery-customer and retailer insights.
IGT’s Aurora™ solution is highly-secure, robust, and flexible to meet the Florida Lottery’s evolving requirements.
The Florida Lottery’s existing retailer terminal base will be replaced with IGT’s new Altura™ Flex retailer terminal, providing a state-of-the-art platform for retailers to efficiently interact with and service players, leveraging a modular, open architecture and retailer friendly design.
IGT’s Aurora™ MultiMedia in-store signage allows for the transmission and management of Florida Lottery information, advertisements, and promotions directly to players at the point-of-sale.
The Florida Lottery will also receive IGT’s Gemini™ self-service lottery vending machine, which offers instant and draw-based games with an integrated Aurora™ MultiMedia display.
Additionally, Ticket-Scan™ Plus self-service ticket checkers will be provided to Florida Lottery retailers, allowing players to easily and securely check the win status of their own instant and draw-based tickets.
The Florida Lottery’s existing communications network will be upgraded utilizing a combination of next generation VSAT technology combined with the IGT-patented Dual Comm Inside solution, which offers the highest network availability in the lottery industry.
IGT will continue to provide ongoing services to the Florida Lottery, including system design, delivery, and ongoing support operations; terminal installation and maintenance; retailer training; hotline management; and telecommunications network management and maintenance.
The Florida Lottery generated record sales of approximately $6.06 billion in its fiscal year 2015-16, representing its fifth consecutive record-breaking sales year. The Lottery’s total contribution to education since its startup is more than $30 billion.