IGT and Connecticut Lottery sign long-term partnership for iLottery, Mobile App and eDraw

June 1, 2023
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For the first time, Connecticut Lottery players will have access to online draw-based games and keno.

IGT Global Solutions Corporation, a subsidiary of International Game Technology (IGT), has signed an eight-year contract with the Connecticut Lottery Corporation (CLC). IGT will provide an iLottery system and new technology which will allow the CLC to add new features, like a new website and mobile app.

Through this contract, draw-based lottery games and keno will both be available for the first time in the state’s lottery history. The iLottery will launch in the fall of this year and the contract will run until 2031, with the possibility to extend by four years.

Gregory Smith, Connecticut Lottery Corporation President & CEO, said, "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."

In addition to IGT’s iLottery system, CLC will be given a suite of technical solutions, with the aim of both increasing efficiency for the lottery office as well as bettering the experience for players. The iLottery also includes customizable responsible gaming tools.

Srini Nedunuri, IGT SVP of Global iLottery, said, "We will partner closely with the CLC over the next eight years to develop an iLottery program and help to generate maximum funds to good causes within the state."

The new mobile app and website will eventually enable players to purchase not only keno, but also multi-state jackpot games and draw-based games like Lotto!, Cash5, Play3 with Wild Ball and Play4 with Wild Ball.

Yesterday, IGT also announced a New Jersey launch of an omnichannel wide area progressive jackpot, as well as a new contract with the Western Canada Lottery Corporation.

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