International Game Technology PLC has announced that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation, has signed a four-year contract extension with the Kentucky Lottery Corporation.
As per the deal, IGT Global Solutions will continue providing its iLottery platform and mobile app, and add engaging new IGT PlayLottery content to the Lottery’s existing digital games portfolio.
IGT PlayDigital will install its PlayRGS (remote game server) digital game delivery technology allowing the Lottery to expand its portfolio of Instant Play games with new game features and promotional capabilities. IGT will also add the Lottery’s daily Pick 3 and Pick 4 draw games to Kentucky’s iLottery lineup, as well as IGT’s patented Cash Pop game.
“For more than 30 years, IGT has continuously helped modernize the Kentucky Lottery’s offerings to ensure they suit the ever-changing player needs and market opportunities. When we first introduced iLottery games with IGT in 2016, we offered three draw games and five instant play games. Extending our contract with IGT allows us to grow our portfolio to offer a total of eight draw games, including three new ones to the digital space, and more than a hundred compelling instant play games that will entertain players and contribute to the Lottery’s record-breaking annual sales growth,” Mary Harville, President and CEO of Kentucky Lottery, said.
“Now more than ever, lotteries are looking to evolve the traditional lottery player experience through the introduction of iLottery play, and IGT is excited to help the Kentucky Lottery benefit from the evolution of its digital games portfolio. The Kentucky Lottery was at the forefront of this initiative, and we look forward to bringing additional innovative draw games, like Cash Pop, and engaging PlayLottery instant play themes to the Lottery’s players,” Enrico Drago, Senior Vice President of IGT PlayDigital, said.
In addition to new games and the digital platform, IGT will provide performance analytics to recommend and identify specific opportunities for iLottery growth. IGT will also provide continued system, software, and marketing support for the iLottery program.