International Game Technology PLC announced that its subsidiary, IGT Global Services Limited, has signed a cross-licensing agreement with FDJ Gaming Solutions France (FGS), a subsidiary of FDJ Group which delivers B2B betting services, distribution services and interactive services for the gaming industry.
This cross-licensing agreement grants both companies access to each other’s full suite of eInstant games, driving maximum growth opportunities for their lottery customers. In the first phase of this agreement, IGT will offer its comprehensive library of eInstant games to La Française des Jeux, the operator of France’s national lottery, and FGS will offer its complete portfolio of games to Lotterie Nazionali Srl, the exclusive concessionaire of draw-based games and instant tickets in Italy, operated by IGT.
“This cross-licensing content agreement with IGT is an exciting step for FGS as we look to further expand our footprint across Europe and provide the most compelling eInstant games to the players of La Française des Jeux in France. As the leader in global lottery, IGT has a wide variety of top-performing, award-winning content that will enhance our current offering so players can continue enjoying the ultimate lottery playing experiences,” said Pascal Blyau, FDJ Vice President, B2B.
“Italy and France are home to two of the most sophisticated and successful lotteries in the world, operated by IGT and FDJ Group respectively. Our agreement with FGS reflects a commitment to delivering premier eInstant games and responsible iLottery experiences to millions of lottery players in these two countries and offers a gateway for deploying additional world-class content,” said Srini Nedunuri, IGT Senior Vice President, Global iLottery.