Lottery News

New York-listed International Game Technology (IGT) has secured a contract to provide video lottery terminals (VLTs) to the Western Canada Lottery Corporation (WCLC).

Following a competitive procurement process, the supplier was selected to provide WCLC with 700 VLTs in Saskatchewan by March 2019. IGT's INTELLIGEN Central System will continue to connect the WCLC's VLTs and provide the lottery with detailed machine accounting, event tracking, and system security.

The contract expands on an existing partnership which stretches back more than twenty years between IGT and WCLC, which operates lottery and gaming-related activities for its members including the governments of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

"The Western Canada Lottery Corporation is excited to partner with IGT to update the Saskatchewan VLT network with IGT's best-in-class video lottery terminals and game content," said Eric Karmark, WCLC vice president, VLT Gaming & Operations. "IGT has been a trusted WCLC partner for more than two decades, and we're pleased that our relationship will continue through this machine replacement cycle."

IGT chief commercial officer of gaming, Nick Khin, commented: “The versatility of the CrystalDual 27 VLT will enable WCLC to modernize its gaming venues and entertain players with exceptional, regionally attuned content. IGT has applied its decades of experience as a supplier in Canada to create modern, world-class solutions that WCLC can leverage in the Saskatchewan VLT network."

IGT also revealed this week that it is powering the new retail sports betting platform for Boyd Gaming's two Mississippi casinos – IP Casino Resort and Spa in Biloxi and Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall in Tunica.

Shares in International Game Technology plc (NSQ:IGT) closed in New York Tuesday down 1.07 per cent at $22.19 per share.