IGT has announced that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation, has been chosen by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) to provide it with self-service lottery terminals. This follows a competitive procurement bid for the rights to be OLG’s provider amongst multiple operators.
This agreement paves the way for the inaugural use of self-serve technology for lottery players in Ontario. The contract will run until June 2027 and includes 10 additional one-year contract extension options; pending government approval, terminal installation will begin in the second half of 2023.
Throughout the contract, additional self-serve terminals such as IGT's GameTouch Draw may also be installed. Additionally, IGT will provide OLG with its OpenRetail terminal software application, ShowMaker multimedia content creation and management system and retailer advisory services.
Under the terms of this new contract, IGT will provide OLG with 1400 of its GameTouch 28 self-serve lottery terminals for deployment at lottery retailers across Ontario.
The innovations that IGT’s Global Solutions Corporation has made are demonstrable in GameTouch 28's features. These include enhanced gaming functionality and AODA-compliant accessibility features (such as a pin pad and audio jack to enhance convenience for all lottery players).
IGT CEO, Global Lottery Jay Gendron commented: “IGT is excited to partner with OLG to responsibly enhance the player experience in Ontario with the debut of our self-serve lottery terminals.
"As the largest lottery in Canada, OLG consistently leads the charge in modernizing the player journey for its customers. IGT's self-serve technology complements OLG's goals for innovation and provides added convenience, functionality and unrivaled experiences for players."