Italian gaming supplier GTECH has increased its share of the video lottery terminal (VLT) market in the US state of Oregon following the signing of a new supply deal with the Oregon Lottery.

Following a request for offers, GTECH’s subsidiary SPIELO International Canada ULC will supply 1,500 new OXYGEN VLTs and associated software and games to the lottery, with the company expected to generate total revenues of approximately $22m from next year.

The 1,500 new VLTs will be used to replace the lottery’s existing machines. The lottery plans to retain the 2,500 SPIELO prodiGi Vu VLTs delivered by SPIELO in 2009.

As a result, GTECH will now be supplying the lottery with 4,000 VLTs, representing approximately 33 per cent of the lottery’s total installed base of 12,000 VLTs across the state.

GTECH Americas president and CEO Jaymin Patel said he was “delighted” to continue the companies’ relationship, which began when the Oregon Lottery was established in 1985, describing the lottery as operating “one of the most successful and forward-looking VLT programs in North America.”

Having taken delivery of SPIELO machines for almost a decade, director Larry Niswender said the supplier had “continuously performed well, helping the Oregon Lottery meet its objectives of operating a VLT program with the highest standards of security and integrity for the benefit of Oregon residents.”

“We are pleased to continue this relationship, which we believe will ensure the program’s future success and sustainability,” Niswender added.

The deal provides for the delivery of a software package including twelve games. Delivery of the VLTs is expected in 2014.

In related news, GTECH confirmed Friday that its subsidiaries SPIELO International UK and Boss Media have completed its employee transfer to HCL Technologies for technical operations services in Sweden.

The Swedish office in Växjö, which was originally part of Boss Media, and its staff are being outsourced to Indian outsourcing company HCL Technologies. The Växjö office is primarily a development centre for online poker and other interactive casino games.

The agreement provides for the transfer of 143 Sweden-based Boss Media employees to HCL and the provision by HCL to SPIELO of certain technical operations services that were previously provided by Boss Media.

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