International Game Technology (IGT) has signed a seven-year extension to its agreement with the Virginia Lottery in the US.
Under the deal, which runs through to October 2024 and features two consecutive three-year extension options, IGT will provide the Virginia Lottery with components of its Aurora platform.
This will include the new Aurora Open Retail solution software architecture, as the Aurora Lottery Services Portal interactive website and Aurora Navigator back-office applications for lottery personnel.
The Lottery will also receive 5,500 Altura Flex draw-based lottery terminals, the Aurora MultiMedia digital advertising display solution to boost brand awareness and the Gemini Touch new self-service lottery vending machine.
The deal also includes improvements to the communications network through the use of next-generation satellite technology, as well as the installation and maintenance of the central system, terminals and network, and warehousing and distribution for instant tickets, field services and marketing support.
“We look forward to taking our customer service to a new level, for our retail partners and our players, when the new IGT terminals hit the market in 2017,” Virginia Lottery executive director Paula Otto said.
“Helping our 5,350 retailers deliver a secure and convenient customer experience to Virginia consumers is a cornerstone of our strategy.”
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