Instant win supplier IWG has launched its suite of digital games on the Virginia Lottery’s iLottery gaming platform, making it the 23rd WLA/NASPL-member lottery to launch the firm’s portfolio.
Following the execution of a five-year contract agreement, the completion of a streamlined integration process, and the implementation of IWG’s locally-deployed remote game server, the Virginia Lottery has rolled out a selection of the provider’s games.
With integration taking place alongside long-stand partner NeoPollard Interactive, the lottery’s platform provider, an “extensive portfolio” of titles is planned into the lottery’s roadmap.
Rhydian Fisher, IWG CEO, stated: “We’re so excited to be live in Virginia, our 23rd iLottery launch. The Virginia Lottery and its entrepreneurial approach to iLottery combined with the support of its platform vendor, NeoPollard, made it possible for us to execute a contract, integrate our RGS platform, and localise a set of games, all in a very short period of time.
“Clearly, the leading iLottery platforms have proven they can support the integration of independent game providers, like IWG, right during a program’s initial launch.”
Among the titles now available to Virginians is Cash Expander, a customised game which utilises the developer’s ‘match three cluster’ mechanic and includes gold, silver and bronze Virginia state symbols that activate the bonus round when three appear on-screen.
The release of Virginia Cash Expander marks the fourth iteration of this instant win game appearing in the North American iLottery market, following previous versions in Michigan, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania.
Kevin Hall, executive director of Virginia Lottery, said: “IWG has done a tremendous job delivering the first of many games from its portfolio to the Virginia Lottery. They, along with our partners at NeoPollard, completed this integration within a very demanding timeline.
“Having seen the success of Cash Expander with other lotteries in North America, we’re confident our own localised version will also appeal to a wide range of players here in Virginia.”