IGT signs six-year lottery deal with Singapore Pools

| By Marese O'Hagan
International Game Technology (IGT) has announced that its subsidiary IGT Global Services Limited has signed a six-year contract with Singapore Pools, which will allow IGT to provide its Aurora central lottery system to Singapore’s lottery operator.
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The deal will allow IGT to deploy its Aurora Navigator, Data Connector and Aurora Anywhere technology for Singapore Pools’ use.

Aurora Navigator keeps all lottery applications in one space, where they can be managed and administered, while Data Connector offers data integration and analysis. Aurora Anywhere expands lottery gameplay by connecting external applications to the core Aurora lottery system.

“Set up to provide a legal, safe and trusted avenue for people to place bets, Singapore Pools requires the sophistication, reliability and innovation that IGT’s Aurora central system provides to support the lottery’s significant number of daily transactions,” said Jay Gendron, IGT chief operating officer of global lottery. “IGT’s service-oriented Aurora incorporates a suite of flexible solutions designed to manage, transform and further grow the lottery’s business.

“This best-in-class technology coupled with IGT’s longstanding lottery leadership will ensure Singapore Pools continues to channel its surpluses to good causes while offering a secure and responsible gaming environment for all.”

IGT said its Aurora central system will handle Singapore Pools’ high volume of lottery transactions in a way that builds profit and ensures reliability.

“IGT’s positive reputation and its global success in providing performance-driving solutions gives Singapore Pools the confidence that our lottery operations are powered by industry-leading technology,” said Lam Chee Weng, CEO of Singapore Pools.

“We have trusted IGT’s technology since 1986 when Singapore Pools became the first computerised lottery in Southeast Asia, and we look forward to continuing our long-time partnership for the next six years.”

Earlier this month IGT extended its agreement with Mexico’s national lottery, La Lotería Nacional.

Gambling in Singapore is set to be undergo major reforms following the passage of two bills through parliament. The Gambling Regulatory Authority of Singapore Act 2022 will create a single gambling regulator while the Gambling Control Act prohibits certain gambling activity including proxy betting.

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