International Game Technology, through its subsidiary IGT Global Solutions, has signed a seven-year contract with the South Dakota Lottery.
IGT will provide the state lottery with an updated central system, business intelligence tools, new POS and self-service terminals, ongoing maintenance and retailer training.
The seven-year contract is set to begin on November 3, 2019, and allows for an additional eight extension years.
“IGT has been our primary lottery vendor since 2009, and with their support, we’ve been able to deliver more than $2.82bn to education, developing natural resources, and providing problem gaming treatment services since 1987,” said South Dakota Lottery executive director Norm Lingle.
“We look forward to continuing our relationship with IGT to generate even more funds for these important causes in our state throughout the next seven years.”
IGT’s chief operating officer for lottery, Jay Gendron, added: “We are pleased to work with the lottery to deliver our industry-leading lottery solutions which will provide the flexibility to help evolve, manage, and grow the Lottery’s sales now and in the years ahead.
“These products will provide greater insight into player behaviour to help the lottery continue to deliver exciting games and content that players want.”
Under the terms of the agreement, the South Dakota Lottery will receive an upgraded lottery central system that includes components of IGT’s Aurora platform. These components deliver ease of use and convenience for the retailer, as well as actionable analytics for the lottery to continue to meet player demands. Additional point-of-sale and self-service lottery terminals will be implemented throughout the state.
The deal also means IGT will provide lottery apps including Retailer Wizard, Order Wizard and Performance Wizard, which will help South Dakota Lottery drive growth, more efficiently manage the business and support lottery retailers.
IGT will also utilise the iSpeak customised training programme to educate Lottery Sales Representatives on the new sales tools.