IGT (International Game Technology) has announced the addition of cashless tech to their Washington Lottery deal. Through the IGT Global Solutions Corporation subsidiary, they have extended their lottery gaming solutions contract to deploy cashless lottery technology for Washington’s Lottery.
Reaching Their Business Goals
The new agreement now makes Washington the seventh US state to leverage IGT’s cashless lottery solutions and has extended the groups existing contract until June 30th 2029.
IGT has extended their contract as they add cashless technology to their existing Washington deal.
Commenting on their latest deal, Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer of Lottery said “IGT has a deep understanding for the growth-driving products and solutions Washington’s Lottery needs to help reach its business goals.”
Gendron added: “Since our current contract began in 2016, we have worked closely with the Lottery to increase its annual lottery sales by 37 percent, culminating in $950m in total sales for the most recent fiscal year.
“We’ll continue to support the Lottery in maximising its funds toward good causes, including the Washington Opportunity Pathways Account which funds educational programs around the state, while delivering entertaining and responsible experiences for its players.”
New Self Serve Vending Machines
The new agreement will now see IGT implement hardware modifications and software development to kit out 2000 lottery self service vending machines. These will also come equipped with the new cashless functionality.
The new functionality will allow Washingtons’s Lottery users to purchase their lottery products using debit cards. Players can use IGT’s GameTouch 28, GameTouch 24 and GameTouch 20 self service vending machines which will be positioned at lottery retailers throughout the state.
Marcus Glasper, Washington’s Lottery Director said “Washington’s Lottery has relied on IGT’s trusted partnership and forward-thinking expertise for more than 25 years.”
Glasper added: “Within that time, IGT has helped us navigate the ever-evolving lottery landscape and provide us with innovative solutions to consistently engage new players.
“The addition of cashless functionality on self-service machines is another chapter in our development, and allows players to have a flexible, convenient and secure way to purchase their favorite lottery games.”
IGt has been the primary lottery technology supplier to Washington’s Lottery for the past five years. As well as their self-serve lottery machines, they will now provide the state lottery with their central system, retail terminals, instant tickets and field services.