International Game Technology announced Tuesday that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation, was chosen by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) following a competitive procurement as the primary technology provider of self-serve lottery terminals in the Canadian province. This agreement marks the first time that self-serve technology will be available to lottery players there.
The contract will run until June 2027 and includes 10 additional one-year contract-extension options. Subject to further government approvals, terminals will begin to be installed in retail locations in the second half of 2023.
“As OLG embarks on the next evolution of lottery play in Ontario, we will work with key partners like IGT to deliver responsible, secure, and convenient access to player-favorite lottery games,” said Duncan Hannay, OLG President and CEO. “The introduction of self-serve lottery technology throughout Ontario would allow us to continue to drive sales and maximize revenue for provincial priorities for the benefit of the people of Ontario.”
“IGT’s partnership with OLG will responsibly enhance the player experience in Ontario with the debut of our self-serve lottery terminals,” said Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Global Lottery. “As the largest lottery in Canada, OLG consistently leads the charge in modernizing the player journey for its customers. IGT’s self-serve technology complements OLG’s goals for innovation and provides added convenience, functionality and unrivaled experiences for players.”
Under the terms of the contract, IGT will provide OLG with 1,400 GameTouch 28 self-serve lottery terminals for deployment at lottery retailers across Ontario. The GameTouch 28 terminals are built on more than 30 years of experience designing and deploying some of the industry’s most advanced self-serve solutions. The terminals include responsible-gaming functionality and AODA-compliant accessibility features, such as a pin pad and audio jack to enhance convenience for all lottery players. Throughout the duration of the contract, additional self-serve terminals, such as IGT’s GameTouch Draw, may also be installed.
In addition to the self-serve lottery terminals, IGT will provide OLG with its OpenRetail terminal software application, ShowMaker multimedia content creation and management system, and retailer advisory services.
As the global lottery market leader, IGT is the primary technology provider to eight of the world’s largest 10 lotteries and 16 of the world’s top 25 lotteries.