New York-listed International Game Technology (IGT) has been awarded a long-term contract to take over as the new lottery systems supplier for the South Carolina Education Lottery (SCEL).

Through its subsidiary IGT Global Solutions Corporation, the company will provide a new draw-based central system, lottery terminals, communications network and ongoing services to the state lottery.

"Since its beginnings, the SCEL has effectively maintained itself as a successful and highly efficient traditional lottery and an essential source of funds for schools and scholarships," said Jay Gendron, IGT chief operating officer, Lottery. "To support the SCEL's long-term objectives, IGT will provide customized, high-performance back-office systems, heighten retailer satisfaction, and responsibly deliver sustained net proceeds – all cultivated through a collaborative relationship that puts the SCEL's needs first."

IGT will provide the lottery with various solutions including its Aurora Open Retail software architecture, Aurora Navigator user interface, and a new set of customisable back-office components for lottery staff. The SCEL will also receive IGT's Altura Flex draw-based lottery terminals, which feature a configurable platform derived from the Altura GT1200 product.

The ten-year agreement follows a competitive procurement process and will see the lottery’s new systems go live on May 13th.

IGT takes over from Intralot, which has been the lottery’s systems supplier since 2008. Last week the state’s Procurement Review Panel dismissed a complaint from Intralot which argued that the process to award the contract was “flawed and excessively subjective”.

Shares in International Game Technology plc (NYQ:IGT) closed in New York Monday up 0.37 per cent at $27.07 per share.

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