International Game Technology has announced that its IGT Global Services subsidiary has entered into a new agreement alongside Finnish gaming monopoly Veikkaus.
Set to run for an initial four year period, with a provision included for possible one year renewal options, the deal includes the delivery of IGT’s PlayRGS installation, maintenance, monitoring and support, as well as access to the complete library of IGT PlayCasino content and marketing support.
Olli Sarekoski, Veikkaus CEO, explained: “Veikkaus Oy is committed to engaging our players with a variety of highly entertaining games across all channels. Through IGT’s PlayRGS solution, we can seamlessly provide best-in-class digital content, including IGT’s top-performing PlayCasino digital game titles.
“This agreement gives the lottery enhanced flexibility to offer our players the games they want and ensures the sustainability and ongoing success of our digital program.”
PlayRGS provides operators with a variety of gaming content from an “extensive” library of slots, table games, video poker, and instant win games, making them instantly available to players across desktop, mobile and tablet devices.
IGT PlayDigital’s PlayRGS solution powers gaming sites around the globe for both lottery and commercial customers, in addition to Veikkaus it supplies World Lottery Association customers including Danske Spil in Denmark, Norsk Tipping in Norway, as well as Loto Québec and the British Columbia Gaming Corporation in Canada.
“Veikkaus Oy is one of the world’s most innovative and sophisticated lotteries, and the introduction of our powerful PlayRGS remote game server and player-tested PlayCasino digital content will significantly enhance player engagement,” added Declan Harkin, IGT senior vice president and COO of international.
“IGT’s extensive experience in the government-regulated digital gaming market will ensure the continued growth of Veikkaus’ digital program, generating funds for good causes to benefit the people of Finland.”
IGT also provides Veikkaus with its core lottery central system, sports betting, PlayBingo and land-based casino games.