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IGT signs new deal in Czech Republic with long-term partner Sazka

6th May 2020 1:03 pm GMT
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New York-listed supplier International Game Technology (IGT) has agreed a new long-term deal to continue to provide lottery and betting services to Czech national lottery operator Sazka.

Through subsidiary IGT Global Solutions, the supplier will deliver a range of technology products and services to Sazka, including an upgraded lottery central system, new Retailer Pro lottery terminals, a new digital lottery platform, as well as associated content and services.

IGT has been providing Sazka with lottery services since 1993, including instant ticket management and validation system and printing services.

“Sazka has been working with IGT in the Czech Republic for the past 27 years, and building on this relationship is a positive reflection of Sazka Group's partnership with IGT in multiple European markets,” said Sazka Group CEO Robert Chvátal. “We're looking forward to leveraging these new solutions for enhanced growth, ensuring that we continue to generate funds for youth sport in the Czech Republic.”

Under the new deal, IGT will convert Sazka’s current lottery central system to its new open Aurora lottery solution, which includes the BizApps analytics tool and predictive ordering tool Order Wizard.

IGT will also replace Sazka’s 8,000 lottery terminals with its newest terminals, while also providing its PlayDigital PlayCommand platform, which enables the lottery to oversee all areas of player engagement.

“We're excited to begin this new era in our successful long-term relationship with Sazka,” said IGT senior vice president and chief operating officer for International Declan Harkin. “Our Aurora platform's exceptional performance and reliability will ensure long-term innovation and growth for the lottery and drive player engagement, increasing revenues to good causes and ultimately benefiting the people of the Czech Republic.”

Shares in International Game Technology plc (NSQ:IGT) closed up marginally by 0.98 per cent at $7.19 per share in New York Tuesday.

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