IGT Extends Contract to Provide Instant Ticket Services to the Texas Lottery Commission
LONDON, Oct. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (IGT) (NYSE: IGT) announced that its subsidiary IGT Global Solutions Corporation (with International Game Technology PLC, hereinafter "IGT"), has signed a six-year contract extension with the Texas Lottery Commission ("Texas Lottery") to continue printing instant tickets. The extension will run through August 31, 2024.
IGT and the Texas Lottery have worked together to develop key product strategies which have enhanced the Lottery's portfolio of games and delivered increased sales. Texas was the first jurisdiction in the U.S. to launch IGT's Super TicketTM, offering players the chance to play multiple games on a single, oversized instant ticket. In collaboration with the Texas Lottery, IGT also developed the successful Loteria line at the $3, $5, and $10 price points, with a $20 "Million Dollar Loteria" ticket scheduled to launch in November.
"IGT and the Texas Lottery Commission have established a valuable partnership since the Lottery's inception in 1992, and IGT looks forward to furthering our longstanding relationship through this contract extension," said Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Lottery. "Together with the Lottery, we will continue to deliver innovative games to Texas Lottery players to help increase sales, attract new players, and maximize contributions for education and Veterans."
In addition to instant tickets, IGT provides the Texas Lottery with lottery central systems, data center operations, field sales organization, retail sales and support, warehouse and distribution, call center, and marketing services.
Prior to his role as Chairman of IGT Global Solutions Corporation, Don was Senior Vice President of Global Business Development and Public Affairs. In this role, he identified and developed new business opportunities and supported the expansion of the Company's products and services in existing jurisdictions. He also continuously enhanced the Company's communications and services to its worldwide government and commercial clients.
Before joining the Company in 1998, Don served in prominent senior roles in federal and state politics. He was political director of the Democratic National Committee during the first term of former U.S. President Bill Clinton. He was also a trusted advisor to elected representatives, including Senators Edward M. Kennedy, D-Massachusetts and Howard M. Metzenbaum, D-Ohio. Don first became involved with politics when he was elected to public office, formerly serving as deputy town supervisor and councilman in East Greenbush, New York.
In addition, he has held roles on the boards of non-governmental organizations including current Co-Chair and past Chairman of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems and current board member of the Providence Performing Arts Center. Don is also a member of the Lottery Industry Hall of Fame.
About IGT (www.igt.com)
IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Digital and Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of premium content, substantial investment in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence, operational expertise and leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions anticipate the demands of consumers wherever they decide to play. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has more than 12,000 employees.
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