IGT Extends Contract with California Lottery as Primary Lottery Technology Provider
IGT Extends Partnership with California Lottery International Game Technology PLC (IGT) has announced an extension of its contract with the California Lottery, the second-largest lottery in the United States.
IGT Global Solutions Corporation, a subsidiary of IGT, will continue to serve as the primary lottery technology provider. This contract amendment is set to run through October 2033, with provisions for five additional one-year extension options.
IGT’s Global Leadership in Gaming
IGT, a global leader in gaming, offers entertaining and responsible gaming experiences across various channels and regulated segments, including Lotteries, Gaming Machines, Sports Betting, and Digital platforms. With a strong focus on innovation, player insights, operational expertise, and leading-edge technology, IGT delivers unmatched gaming experiences that engage players and drive growth. The company has a presence in over 100 jurisdictions worldwide and upholds high standards of service, integrity, and responsibility.
As part of this contract amendment, IGT will upgrade the California Lottery’s second-chance platform to its latest cloud-based platform, integrated into IGT’s OMNIA™ lottery solution. Central system-related business applications that optimize and manage various aspects of the lottery’s operations will also transition to the cloud. This move to cloud platforms is expected to enhance flexibility, reliability, and innovation acceleration. The contract also includes plans to upgrade California’s central lottery system to IGT’s OMNIA platform.
Trusted Partnership and Continued Support
IGT has been a trusted provider of modern lottery solutions to the California Lottery for more than three decades. This partnership has driven increased sales for the Lottery and contributed over $41 billion to support California’s public schools. The enhanced second-chance promotions platform is expected to offer the California Lottery greater flexibility in creating exciting promotional drawings and bonus opportunities for its players.
In addition to the technology upgrades, IGT will continue to provide essential services to the California Lottery, including the maintenance of its central system, communications network, and a vast network of point-of-sale hardware in numerous retailer locations. IGT also supplies instant ticket games, field services, marketing and research capabilities, and call center support.
As the market leader in the global lottery industry, IGT serves as the primary technology provider to numerous lotteries across the United States and around the world. This extension with the California Lottery further underscores IGT’s commitment to providing cutting-edge technology and services to the lottery sector.