GTECH Secures Atlantic Lottery Corp. Contract

16th December 2009 8:27 am GMT

Following a competitive procurement process, Lottomatica Group's wholly owned subsidiary, GTECH Corporation, has signed a contract to provide Canada's Atlantic Lottery Corporation (ALC) with 3,000 online lottery terminals, earning GTECH revenues of approximately US$14 million commencing in the first quarter of 2011.

The 3,000 online lottery terminals will replace the lottery retail terminals currently operated at retail locations across Atlantic Canada, which include the gaming businesses of the four provincial governments; Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island.

The terminals are used for national and regional online games such as Lotto Max, Twist and Bucko, Scratch'n Win and break-open tickets, as well as sports games such as Pro-Line.

"We value the relationship we have with ALC and are pleased to win this new business. GTECH's wide range of products and services enable our customers to match the best solutions for their individual needs," said GTECH President and CEO Jaymin B. Patel.

In addition, GTECH will provide ALC with the company's IP-based ES Connect software, a highly-secure, high-volume, open standards network interface that connects a lottery's transaction processing engine to multiple sales channels and devices.

GTECH will also install its ES MultiMedia technology that will allow ALC to manage, distribute, and display multimedia content such as games, advertising and messaging through a single point of control.

"With this contract, ALC will benefit from the efficiencies and new technology of our IMAGINE terminals. The terminal's higher processing speed will offer greater digital merchandising options for ALC utilizing ES MultiMedia at the point-of-sale," added Patel.

In other news, GTECH has also extended its cooperation agreement with HiQ, the Finnish gaming technology and services company, under which HiQ will continue to support GTECH in the development of the gaming paltform for the Finnish lottery Veikkaus Oy through 2010.

"We have had a productive partnership with HiQ over the past five years which has proven to be beneficial to both parties. HiQ's expertise in the development of interactive gaming systems is well matched with our product and service offerings," said Robert Beauparlant, Vice President of International Solutions for GTECH.

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