Global gaming organisation International Game Technology has extended its link to the Minnesota State Lottery for a further three years.

Undertaken via the firm’s subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation has amended its agreement with the lottery to extend its existing contract for three years through to November 2026. 

Under the terms of the amended agreement, IGT will install and maintain 100 GameTouch 20 self-service lottery vending machines throughout big box retailers in Minnesota. 

Furthermore, the firm will also continue providing the Minnesota State Lottery with lottery central systems, instant ticket processing system, data centre operations, call centre, field services, retailer training, and marketing services.

“IGT is helping the Minnesota State Lottery increase our sales footprint and attract new players through the addition of the innovative GameTouch 20s,” said Adam Prock, Minnesota State Lottery executive director

“Generating more funds for the state and our important beneficiaries is our goal, and introducing modern lottery conveniences like IGT’s new self-service vending machines will help us to deliver on our mission and better serve our retail partners and players alike.”

The becomes the second state lottery contract expansion penned by IGT in as many months, following a new four-year partnership entered into alongside the Colorado Lottery in July.

Of the new deal, Jay Gendron, IGT chief operating officer of lottery, added: “IGT has delivered cutting-edge lottery products and solutions to the Minnesota State Lottery since it became a valued customer of ours in 2003.

“We are committed to the Minnesota State Lottery’s long-term growth strategy and believe the addition of the GameTouch 20s will complement the Lottery’s well-established operation and provide further convenience to players and retailers.”

Last month IGT lauded a significant rise in gaming product sales, as well as increases in global lottery revenues, as the firm reported a strong second quarter in its latest financial report.