Gaming and lottery supplier GTECH has been awarded a seven-year integrated services contract to provide a selection of products and solutions to the Missouri Lottery, continuing the companies’ long-term relationship.
The agreement will see GTECH provide the lottery with a new central gaming system, a variety of lottery and self-service machines, multimedia displays, an upgraded telecommunications network, and related ongoing services.
It has served as the main technology and services provider to the Missouri lottery since 1991, and was awarded the latest contract following a competitive procurement process. The new contract begins in the second half of 2015 and includes the option of a three-year extension, with GTECH expecting to receive revenue of $112m over the seven-year term.
GTECH said it will replace lottery scratcher and back-office systems, based on its Enterprise Series platform, and will also replace draw-based lottery terminals with around 3,500 Altura GT1200 terminals and 1,500 Altura GT1200 Compact terminals.
It will also provide self-service machines, including Smart Shows for lottery and keno games, as well as using Enterprise Series MultiMedia (ESMM) monitors to display games, advertising and promotions through a single point of control. GTECH’s Smart Shows technology will also be deployed, allowing the lottery to display content based on audience, geographic location and terminal type and display.
The contract also includes ongoing services such as field service management, operations data center services, communications, software and QA testing, marketing and events, and retailer training.
“Over the past 23 years, GTECH’s flexible technology solutions and marketing insights have supported the Missouri Lottery’s innovative approaches and multi-faceted portfolio,” GTECH Americas President and CEO Jaymin B. Patel commented. “Through this agreement, our robust, forward-thinking solutions will help to ensure that the Lottery continues to grow and raise funds for good causes.”
Missouri Lottery executive director May Scheve Reardon added that the lottery was continuously looking for new ways to increase profits for public education, with over $5bn having been generated for the state’s school system since 1991.
“This agreement with GTECH will continue to drive the Lottery’s performance to greater levels as technology and player demographics evolve,” Reardon added.