Kentucky Lottery Extends Agreement with IGT for Lottery Innovations till 2036
IGT, through its subsidiary IGT Global Solutions Corporation, has renewed its dual contracts with the Kentucky Lottery Corporation up to 2036. Under the conditions of these extensions, IGT will progress with multiple enhancements for the Kentucky Lottery, including transitioning their central system to IGT’s Aurora™ platform, furnishing up-to-date point-of-sale hardware for 3,400 lottery retail outlets in Kentucky, and rolling out an advanced iLottery system that integrates with cloud technology.
IGT’s Aurora platform, a segment of the firm’s player-focused OMNIA™ solution, has been crafted to further lottery advancements and increase revenue. The Kentucky Lottery will benefit from this platform’s intuitive interfaces, efficient tools, and detailed reporting. Cloud-based components from Aurora, namely Performance Wizard, Retailer Wizard, and Sales Wizard, will be introduced to ensure optimal performance. Furthermore, IGT plans to supply 4,000 of its new Retailer Pro terminals and ticket verification devices, alongside 850 GameTouch™ 28 lottery vending machines.
The Kentucky Lottery’s capabilities will be broadened with the inclusion of IGT’s revised iLottery system. Key features of this upgrade encompass heightened security measures, rapid scalability, and swift implementation of system improvements. This streamlined integration approach facilitates the assimilation of valuable data and insights, thereby enhancing the player experience. It’s worth noting that IGT’s iLottery system remains dedicated to promoting responsible lottery participation.
“The Kentucky Lottery has partnered with IGT since operations first began and we have continued to look for ways, in partnership with IGT, to modernize our offerings over the last 30-plus years,” said Mary R. Harville, Kentucky Lottery Corporation President & CEO.”Enhancing our lottery solutions with IGT’s retail and iLottery systems and convenient self-service retail terminals will provide more opportunities for us to responsibly grow our sales and return additional funds for scholarships and grants for Kentucky college students.”
“The Kentucky Lottery has always been at the forefront of lottery innovation and IGT is pleased to continue supporting these modernization efforts,” said Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer Global Lottery. “IGT’s future-forward mindset and next-generation product portfolio are critical in today’s evolving lottery space. Over the next 10 years, we will build upon our longstanding partnership with the Kentucky Lottery and deploy our sophisticated technology to further enhance the player experience.”
“In 2016, the Kentucky Lottery became one of IGT’s first U.S. customers to launch an iLottery program,” said Srini Nedunuri, IGT Senior Vice President Global iLottery.”Since then, IGT has worked with the Kentucky Lottery to triple the number of online draw games available to players, as well as provide a vast portfolio of compelling eInstant games. IGT’s cloud-based iLottery platform will offer the Lottery more flexibility, increased analytics and a full suite of advanced player-management features and responsible gaming tools.”