Lottery and gaming supplier GTECH has signed a two-year extension to its lottery services agreement with the West Virginia Lottery.
Commencing June 28th, the extension will see GTECH deliver additional self-service products and continue the operation and maintenance of the lottery’s existing systems and terminals.
GTECH expects to receive revenues of approximately $20m during the renewal period. The company has been the lottery technology and services provider in West Virginia since 2009.
“Over the past five years, we have established a strong working relationship and foundation with the West Virginia Lottery,” said GTECH Americas president and CEO Jaymin Patel. “As we enter into this extension, we are committed to build upon that foundation and assist the Lottery in increasing its sales and returns to the state to aid education, senior citizens, and tourism.”
GTECH will continue to operate from a primary data centre in Charleston, with a backup data centre in Whitehall, and provide field services, hotline management, and instant-ticket telemarketing, warehousing, and distribution.
In related news, GTECH has expanded its sales team in Asia with the appointment of Michael Lim as casino systems sales manager.
Based in Singapore, Lim will be responsible for account development in Singapore, Vietnam and Taiwan, where his main task will be to grow these new markets and introduce GTECH’s Casino Systems product portfolio.
He will report to Lai Fatt Chiang, GTECH general manager for Casino Systems in Asia.
Lim has six years’ experience in all aspects of the gaming industry in Asia, including a position with Weike Singapore, as well as a sales manager role with IGT Asia.
“Over the past 24 months, we have increased our presence in Asia, and continue to do so with Michael’s appointment,” said Marc Attal, GTECH general manager Casino Systems. “As our new sales manager in Asia, he will focus on developing and maintaining close relationships with our customers.
“This latest addition to our Asian team clearly demonstrates our commitment to the Asian market and will further help us to understand the needs of these operators and players.”