International Game Technology (IGT) subsidiary GTECH Corporation has signed a two-year contract to supply instant ticket printing and related services to Croatia’s national lottery Hrvatska Lutrija.

The deal, which follows a competitive procurement process, marks the first time the supplier will provide its services to the lottery.

A minimum of 18 instant ticket games will be printed over the length of the contract, with GTECH to also offer solutions and services to help boost revenue from the products.

“We are eager to begin what we hope is a long-term, successful relationship with the Croatian lottery,” said Michael Chambrello, chief executive of IGT’s North America lottery business. “We will focus on maximizing their profitability, generating incremental funds which will help support good causes.

"We will also support the lottery's growing business by introducing a more diverse product mix specific to the demands of the Croatian marketplace and their players. The Croatian Lottery has much potential for growth and the company is excited to play a big role in their expanding business over the next two years and beyond."

Hrvatska Lutrija chairman Danijel Ferić said: “The Croatian Lottery is excited to partner with one of the largest lottery technology providers in the world. We are confident that IGT will help our Lottery to see a continued increase in instant-ticket sales year-over-year.

"Their reputation for providing superior products and services, along with integrated marketing solutions for instant-ticket customers, makes us very enthusiastic to begin working with them as our sole provider of instant-ticket services.”

Profits generated by the lottery are used to support good causes in Croatia, financing organisations that help tackle and treat addiction, help the disabled, as well as supporting social and humanitarian activities, technical education, culture, non-institutional education and raising children and young people.

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