IGT upgrades WestLotto with Aurora central lottery system

May 23, 2023 8:21 PM
  • CDC Gaming Reports
May 23, 2023 8:21 PM
  • CDC Gaming Reports

International Game Technology today announced that its subsidiary, IGT Global Services Limited, has signed a contract extension with Westdeutsche Lotterie GmbH & Co. OHG (WestLotto) to deploy IGT’s  central lottery system, Aurora, and its related technologies. The contract extension is expected to run through at least 2031.

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“IGT has provided WestLotto with lottery solutions for more than 20 years and is the trusted partner to provide us with the best possible player experiences and to drive growth responsibly for our business,” said Andreas Kötter, WestLotto co-CEO.

“IGT’s global expertise and our extensive knowledge of the local lottery market complement each other perfectly,” said Christiane Jansen, WestLotto co-CEO. “The partnership represents gaming of the future that is as innovative as it is secure and reputable.”

“As Germany’s largest lottery with over €1.7 billion in sales, WestLotto requires the sophistication, reliability, and innovation that IGT’s Aurora central system delivers,” said Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Global Lottery.”Our Aurora platform and its components will enable the Lottery to manage its business more efficiently, while providing premier player experiences and maximizing funds to good causes.”

As part of OMNIA, IGT’s player-centric omnichannel lottery system, Aurora was developed to drive lottery innovation and profitability and offers enhanced reliability for WestLotto’s high-volume transactions. It incorporates a suite of flexible solutions designed to manage, transform, and further grow the Lottery’s business. The platform will provide intuitive user-friendly applications, tools, and reporting capabilities that will handle all of WestLotto’s transaction processing, game management, and back-office operations.

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.