International Game Technology PLC has announced that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation has expanded its lottery gaming systems agreement to offer cutting-edge cashless lottery technology for Washington’s Lottery. Thanks to the new deal, Washington will become the seventh U.S. state to benefit from IGT’s cashless lottery products. This agreement will also extend IGT’s existing contract by June 30, 2029.
Washington’s Lottery is one of the U.S. leaders in the deployment of self-service vending machines, with lottery machines making 45 percent of its entire retail offer. IGT will undertake hardware modifications and software development to provide 2,000 lottery vending machines with cashless functionality. It will allow Washington’s Lottery customers to buy lottery products with debit cards on GameTouch 24, IGT’s GameTouch 28, and GameTouch 20 self-service vending machines that are situated at lottery retailers across the state.
Speaking on the new milestone, Washington’s Lottery Director, Marcus Glasper said:
“Washington’s Lottery has relied on IGT’s trusted partnership and forward-thinking expertise for more than 25 years. Within that time, IGT has helped us navigate the ever-evolving lottery landscape and provide us with innovative solutions to consistently engage new players.
The addition of cashless functionality on self-service machines is another chapter in our development, and allows players to have a flexible, convenient, and secure way to purchase their favorite lottery games.”
IGT Chief Operating Officer, Lottery, Jay Gendron says the IGT has a thorough understanding of the success-driving products and Washington’s Lottery should help them in reaching the business goals. Since the start of the current contract in 2016, they have worked together with the Lottery to enhance the annual lottery sales by 37 percent, reaching $950 million in sales in the latest fiscal year. They will continue to back the Lottery in enhancing its funds toward worthy causes, as well as the Washington Opportunity Pathways Account which delivers educational programs across the state, together with entertaining and responsible solutions for its users.
About the Brand
IGT is a leading provider of online gaming solutions, focused on entertaining customers and delivering responsible gaming solutions across all channels including Gaming Machines, Lotteries, Sports Betting, and Digital. The company is known for compelling content, regular investment in innovation, customer insights, expertise, and future technology.
Its products are the most demanded in the market with unrivaled gaming experiences that entertain players and increase growth. IGT has a well-established presence and relationships with worldwide governments and regulators in 100+ countries around the world. It adheres to the highest standards of service, responsibility, and production while employing 11,000 people.
“IGT to Deploy Next-Generation Cashless Technology for Washington’s Lottery”, igt.com, July 22, 2021.
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