International Game Technology on Thursday announced that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation, has signed an eight-year contract with the Connecticut Lottery Corporation (CLC) to deploy its iLottery gaming system and related components. This technology will enable the CLC to sell Keno and draw-based lottery games for the first time via a new website and mobile app developed by IGT. The contract is expected to run through May 2031 and includes four years of possible extension options. The iLottery gaming system is anticipated to launch in the late fall of 2023.
Under the terms of the contract, the CLC will receive IGT’s iLottery system, including a suite designed for back-office efficiency for the Lottery and intuitive and engaging player experiences.
“The CLC recognizes that today’s lottery player is looking for convenient and modern options to play their favorite games, and IGT’s iLottery system will allow us to offer our players the same experiences they receive at retail in a responsible digital format,” said Gregory Smith, Connecticut Lottery Corporation president & CEO.
“IGT has a track record of delivering growth-driving solutions to our global lottery customers,” said Srini Nedunuri, IGT Senior Vice President, Global iLottery.”Our iLottery technology is backed by decades-long industry leadership. We will partner closely with the CLC over the next eight years to develop an iLottery program and help generate funds to good causes within the state.”
IGT’s iLottery system is the complete digital solution for all player-centric functions and game enablement and includes a full suite of advanced, customizable responsible gaming tools to strengthen the options available to players. In addition to the system, IGT will design a new mobile convenience app and website that will later include full functionality for CLC’s players to purchase Keno, multi-state jackpot games and Connecticut draw-based lottery games such as Lotto!, Cash5, Play3 with Wild Ball and Play4 with Wild Ball.
In 2021, the CLC awarded IGT a long-term contract to become its primary technology provider and install IGT’s Aurora central lottery system, which recently went live.
IGT is the primary technology provider to 25 lotteries in the U.S., eight of the world’s largest 10 lotteries, and 16 of the world’s top 25 lotteries.