New York-listed supplier International Game Technology (IGT) has been selected to upgrade the Oregon Lottery’s central computer system.

IGT will provide its INTELLIGEN software to support the monitoring and control of more than 11,500 video lottery terminals (VLTs) throughout Oregon.

“Our longstanding partnership with IGT has enabled us to operate our statewide video lottery system with the highest standards of integrity and security, and has helped us grow revenue to fund programs Oregonians care about including schools, parks, and economic development,” said Oregon state lottery director Barry Pack.

“We look forward to collaborating with IGT on the INTELLIGEN upgrade, so we can continue to provide our players the chance to win exciting jackpots through a safe and reliable system.”

Jay Gendron, IGT chief operating officer, Lottery, commented: “Through the upgrade of IGT INTELLIGEN, the Oregon Lottery will gain access to industry-leading technology that can help drive revenue and position the lottery to deploy future functionality.

“The Oregon Lottery has one of North America’s most successful VLT programs, and IGT has been providing it with innovative technology for more than three decades. We are confident that the lottery will benefit from these enhancements through improved system performance and the ability to manage its network more efficiently.”

The Oregon Lottery has been an IGT customer since 1985. In addition to VLTs and the INTELLIGEN central system, IGT also provides the lottery with traditional draw-based lottery products and instant ticket games and services.

Shares in International Game Technology plc (NSQ:IGT) closed up 1.15 per cent at $12.30 per share in New York Tuesday.