Lottery News

Italian gaming and lottery service provider GTECH has won a procurement process to secure a six-year contract to print instant tickets for the California Lottery.

The contract sees GTECH become a secondary provider of instant tickets and related services to the lottery, continuing a long-running partnership between the companies.

GTECH senior vice president and chief operating officer for North America Alan Eland commented that the company was looking forward to extending its relationship with the lottery, noting that instant win tickets were a major driver of sales growth for the business.

“We are pleased that the California Lottery recognizes the value GTECH brings in terms of game design expertise and an extensive games library, and we look forward to offering new game ideas to maximize the Lottery’s sales potential,” Eland added.

The contract will run until November 30th 2019, and the lottery has the option to continue the deal for a further three years, with three additional year-long extensions allowed once this period ends.

The supplier has been the primary vendor of the California Lottery since 1986, agreeing a five-year extension to the partnership that begins in 2014. GTECH supplies the lottery with central system enhancements for online and instant win software, new lottery products and support services.

Shares in GTECH S.p.A. (Co.Data) (MIL:GTK) have risen 0.38 per cent to €20.87 as of 11:37 CET in Milan this morning.