US gaming supplier International Game Technology (IGT) has signed a 13-year contract with the Florida Lottery to provide a wide range of solutions and services.
The contract win through subsidiary IGT Global Solutions follows a competitive bid process and is for an initial 10-year period, with the lottery already exercising the first of its three-year renewal options upon execution of the contract.
IGT will provide the Florida Lottery with a set of solutions that have been developed with the help of lottery-customer and retailer insights.
This will see IGT replace the lottery’s existing retailer terminal base with its new Altura Flex terminals, alongside the roll-out of the company’s Gemini self-service lottery vending machines which offer instant and draw-based games.
"Since 2005, the Florida Lottery and IGT have worked together to implement solutions and initiatives that have been key to the lottery's growth," said Jay Gendron, IGT senior vice president of North America Lottery.
"The lottery's close attention to the needs of players and retailers has been instrumental in making it among the world's most successful and respected lotteries – and serves as a model for driving lottery growth through effective branding and innovation.
“Working together, our aligned organizations can build on this success even further for the benefit of Florida's education program,” he said.
Other solutions under the contract include IGT’s Aurora MultiMedia in-store signage solution and Ticket-Scan Plus self-service ticket checkers.
IGT will also provide ongoing services to the Florida Lottery throughout the life of the contract, including system design, delivery, and ongoing support operations.
In its most recent financial year, the Florida Lottery generated record sales of approximately US$6.06bn, representing its fifth consecutive record-breaking year. The lottery's total contribution to education since its launch amount to more than $30bn.