GTech Signs Morocco Extension
By Staff
American gaming technology firm GTech Corporation has signed a 16-month contract extension to continue providing online lottery technology and services to La Societe De Gestion De La Loterie Nationale and La Marocaine Des Jeux Et Des Sports in Morocco.

GTech has been the primary service provider for the two lotteries since 2000 when it assisted in bringing both into the virtual environment via one integrated online central system. The Rhode Island firm revealed that the extension would begin in April of next year and extend its integrated services contract until August of 2010 resulting in revenues of approximately $22.62 million.

“Since the launch of the lotteries’ online games in 2000, lottery sales have increased six-fold,” said Jaymin Patel, President and Chief Executive Officer for GTech.

“This great performance was achieved working together with the lotteries on retailer expansion and through a number of new games such as the successful launch of Daily Keno and Oddset. In 2006, GTech’s branded game Pick ‘N’ Play debuted and now accounts for more than 25 percent of Loterie Nationale’s total sales. Earlier this year, we launched a five-minute monitor game, Chrono, in a number of new and existing retail locations, which accounts for 42 percent of sales for La Marocaine Des Jeux.”

GTech will continue to maintain and operate the lotteries’ online central system as well as their communications network and lottery terminals. In addition, the Providence-based firm is to maintain offering ongoing services to the lotteries such as field service, retailer training and marketing alongside sales support and call centre support services.

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