IGT And CT Lottery Reach An 8-Year Deal To Launch iLottery

Written By Katarina Vojvodic on June 2, 2023
Money Stack with CT Lottery & IGT partner for 8 years

International Game Technology (IGT) announced that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation, had signed an eight-year contract with the Connecticut Lottery Corporation (CLC).

The gaming supplier will provide an iLottery system and new technology allowing the CLC to add new features and games.

The partnership is expected to run until May 2031 and includes four years of possible extension options. The online lottery gaming system is planned to launch in the late fall of 2023.

What IGT games will the CT Lottery feature?

For the first time, Connecticut gambling enthusiasts and lottery players will gain access to an array of new games. The games will be available via IGT’s soon-to-be-designed website and new mobile convenience app.

The platform will later include full functionality for CLC’s players to purchase Keno, multi-state jackpot games and Connecticut draw-based lottery games, including:

  • Lotto!
  • Cash5
  • Play3 with Wild Ball
  • Play4 with Wild Ball

In the meantime, the CLC will benefit from IGT’s:

  • A high-performing online lottery system
  • A wide-ranging suite of solutions designed for maximum back-office productivity for the Lottery
  • Engaging player experiences

Gregory Smith, Connecticut Lottery Corporation President & CEO, said via a news release:

“The CLC recognizes that today’s lottery player is looking for convenient and modern options to play their favorite games, and IGT’s iLottery system will allow us to offer our players the same great experiences they receive at retail in a responsible, digital format. We look forward to deploying this iLottery system and believe the expanded play options will be a welcome addition among our players.”

IGT online lottery technology backed by decades-long industry leadership

IGT’s iLottery system is the complete digital solution for all player-centric functions and game enablement. It includes a suite of advanced, customizable responsible gaming tools allowing players to explore more options.

Srini Nedunuri, IGT Senior Vice President, Global iLottery, said: “IGT has a proven track record of delivering growth-driving solutions to our global lottery customers and we are excited to build upon this momentum by introducing iLottery to the CLC’s players.

Our iLottery technology is backed by decades-long industry leadership. We will partner closely with the CLC over the next eight years to develop a world-class iLottery program and help to generate maximum funds to good causes within the State.”

According to the news release, the CLC awarded IGT a contract in 2021 to become its primary technology provider. It also installed IGT’s Aurora central lottery system, which recently went live.

IGT is the main technology provider to 25 lotteries in the US.

IGT exceeded its forecast for the first three months of 2023. In its first quarter of 2023, the company produced revenue of $1.06 billion, with a slight increase of 0.8% year-over-year.

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Katarina Vojvodic is a lead writer for PlayUSA who lives in Toronto. Vojvodic provides coverage of the US gambling industry with a focus on US online casinos. Previously, she covered Ontario’s online gambling industry for PlayCanada.com. Vojvodic holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Belgrade. Outside working hours, she can be found near the water with her husband and their two kids.

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