International Game Technology PLC announced that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation, has signed a contract amendment for a seven-year extension with the California Lottery, the second-largest lottery in the US, to continue as its primary lottery technology provider. The contract amendment is expected to run through October 2033, and it includes an additional five, one-year extension options.
As part of the contract amendment, IGT will upgrade the California Lottery’s current IGT-provided second-chance platform to the Company’s latest cloud-based platform, which is now a part of IGT’s OMNIA lottery solution. Additional central system-related business applications designed to optimize and manage all aspects of the Lottery’s business will also be moved to the cloud. Deploying these platforms to the cloud will offer enhanced flexibility and reliability and allow for accelerated innovation. Within the terms of the contract amendment, IGT also plans to upgrade California’s IGT central lottery system to its OMNIA platform.
“The California Lottery has trusted IGT to provide best-in-class, modern lottery solutions for more than three decades, driving continued increased sales for the Lottery and more than $41 billion to support California’s public schools. IGT’s enhanced second-chance promotions platform will provide maximum flexibility for the California Lottery to create a variety of exciting promotional drawings and bonus capabilities for its players,” said Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Global Lottery.