New York-listed lottery and gaming supplier International Game Technology (IGT) has penned a five-year deal with the Oregon Lottery to upgrade its central lottery system.

IGT subsidiary IGT Global Solutions will convert the lottery’s current central system to its Aurora platform along with the addition of its business and analytics tools Order Wizard and Performance Wizard.

IGT's Instants Processing System will also be implemented to support all aspects of the lottery's instant ticket program, including game inventory, distribution and validation. In addition, the lottery will purchase a wide variety of retailer technology, including IGT's newest self-service vending machine, GameTouch 20.

The contract will commence upon system go-live and allows for two five-year extensions, and follows IGT’s recent contract win with the state lottery to upgrade its video lottery terminals (VLTs).

"IGT is a longtime partner of the Oregon Lottery," said Oregon Lottery director Barry Pack. "We look forward to IGT delivering its latest technology to modernise our central system – allowing us to attract new players and implement new strategies for revenue growth."

IGT chief operating officer of lottery, Jay Gendron, added: "The Oregon Lottery will benefit from the security and reliability of IGT's enhanced central system, Aurora, that will help evolve, grow, and manage the lottery business to ensure maximum profits are returned to good causes in the state.

"IGT is committed to supporting the growth and innovation of its customers, and we're pleased to be continuing our long-term partnership with the Oregon Lottery."

The Oregon Lottery has been a customer of IGT since the lottery's inception in 1985. In addition to the Aurora central system and products outlined above, IGT provides the Lottery with instant ticket games and services, video lottery terminals, and its video gaming system.

Shares in International Game Technology plc (NSQ:IGT) closed up 0.65 per cent at $13.99 per share in New York Monday.

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