Lotto NZ extends remote systems provisions with IGT

New York-listed gambling and lottery systems provider IGT Plc, has announced that it has strengthened its existing partnership with the New Zealand Lotteries Commission (Lotto NZ) by securing an agreement to provide a ‘remote gaming server’ (RGS) extension and instant win content.

IGT continues to be the lead gaming systems supplier for the Lotto NZ brand, a partnership which has been active since 1987, through its legacy subsidiary GTECH. IGT detailed that it had won the contract extension following a ‘competitive procurement’.

“IGT and Lotto NZ have worked together successfully for approximately 30 years, and this agreement demonstrates the customer’s continued trust in our ability to deliver industry-leading solutions and content that will responsibly increase lottery sales and continue generating funds for good causes,” said Declan Harkin, IGT Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, International.

RGS systems and instant win content will be added to Lotto NZ current client provisions, which includes a full-suite of lottery services, including ticket scanning, software, central systems and terminal maintenance.

The Lotto NZ services extension sees IGT continue its commercial momentum having secured new systems upgrades with European operators Svenska Spel and Synot Group in Q1 2017.

IGT’s lottery commercial pipeline has further been strengthened by the firm announcing three new lottery client wins in Canada, Switzerland and Colombia.