IGT and Atlantic Lottery Corporation join forces in eastern Canada

May 8, 2024 8:30 PM
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  • Mark Keast, CDC Gaming Reports
May 8, 2024 8:30 PM
  • Mark Keast, CDC Gaming Reports
  • New Brunswick
  • Nova Scotia
  • Prince Edward Island

International Game Technology announced this morning that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corp., has signed a five-year agreement with the Atlantic Lottery Corporation to provide new games for players in Atlantic Canada.

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IGT will deploy its cloud-based remote game server (RGS), along with 16 digital instant games per year. The RGS component to the new partnership will allow Atlantic Lottery to instantly access IGT’s portfolio of games and content, including progressive-jackpot games, player-favorite themes, omnichannel games, and other popular licensed products.

The RGS platform supports a range of jackpot and prize-pool configurations and various bonus tools to boost player engagement.

“The scalability of IGT’s cloud-based RGS will enable us to modify our digital instants library in real time, provide our players with best-in-class experiences, and continually enhance our igaming offer,” said Robert LaLonde, Atlantic Lottery Corporation iGaming Director.

The contract runs through April 2029 and includes one-year extension options for five years.

“This partnership will help the Atlantic Lottery further grow its business and reach new players in the region with our RGS technology and ilottery games,” said Srini Nedunuri, IGT Senior Vice President, Global iLottery.

Atlantic Lottery is publicly owned by the four Atlantic Canada provinces and returns 100 percent of its profit to the four provincial governments.

According to the 2022-23 Annual Report, Atlantic Lottery returned $160.4 million in profit to Nova Scotia, $153.9 million to New Brunswick, $148.6 million to Newfoundland and Labrador, and $29.3 million to Prince Edward Island, which those provinces used to fund essential services and programs in their respective jurisdictions.

IGT is the primary technology provider to eight of the world’s largest 10 lotteries and 16 of the world’s top 25 lotteries.