IGT Global Solutions Corporation, a subsidiary of International Game Technology (IGT), has been selected by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) as the leading provider of lottery self-service terminal technology.
The agreement will run through June 2027 and includes 10 additional one-year extension options. Subject to further government approvals, the terminals will begin installation at retail locations in the second half of 2023. The agreement marks the first time that self-service technology is expected to be available to lottery players in the Canadian province of Ontario.
“As OLG embarks on the next evolution of lottery gaming in Ontario, we will work with key partners like IGT to provide responsible, safe and convenient access to punters’ favorite lottery games,” said OLG President and CEO Duncan Hannay .
“Introducing lottery self-service technology in Ontario would allow us to continue to drive sales and maximize revenue for provincial priorities, for the benefit of the people of Ontario,” added Hannay.
Through the agreement, IGT will provide OLG with 1,400 ‘GameTouch’ terminals for distribution at lottery outlets in Ontario, along with its ‘OpenRetail’ terminal software, its ‘ShowMaker’ multimedia content creation and management system, and consulting services. for retailers.
IGT COO Jay Gendron commented, “IGT is excited to partner with OLG to responsibly improve the player experience in Ontario with the debut of our self-service terminals.”
“As Canada’s largest lottery, OLG has consistently led the way in modernizing the player journey for its customers. IGT’s technology complements OLG’s goals of innovation and provides additional convenience, functionality and unparalleled player experiences.”