The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has partnered with IDEMIA for the rollout of 10,700 new lottery terminals in retail locations.

IDEMIA's Elite-Terminal is designed to improve the retail experience for both customers and retailers through its camera-based processing of documents such as playslips, receipts and instant tickets.

IDEMIA works with a subsidiary of French lottery operator la Française des Jeux for the delivery of the lottery terminal middleware and associated remote management tools, as well as Rogers Communication Canada as the telecommunications network services provider and NCR Canada as the lottery terminal support and maintenance services provider.

"IDEMIA is proud to work once again with Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation and provide them with the next generation of camera-based Lottery Terminals. IDEMIA has a worldwide experience and the ability to implement, integrate, and maintain leading edge solutions in the lottery and gaming industry," said Philippe Larcher, deputy general manager for Citizen Identity & Public Security activities at IDEMIA.

"To date, more than 60,000 units of ELITE-Terminals have been sold worldwide, showing strong success for this ground-breaking technology."

Greg McKenzie, chief operating officer at OLG, added: "Replacing and updating Lottery terminals will help improve the way OLG connects with customers in a responsible way. It’s part of OLG’s plan to ensure our technology is responsive to changing market expectations. New terminals will allow OLG to add more products and provide a better retail experience for customers, while delivering enhanced features for retailers."

The rollout is expected to take place over the next 18-24 months.

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