GTech Corporation has signed a seven-year partnership deal with South Australia Lotteries to provide a new central lottery system alongside terminals, self-service products and ongoing support services.
Providence-based GTech stated that the contract was signed following a competitive procurement and will begin once operations have commenced for the second quarter of 2010. The leading gaming technology and services company is owned by Italy’s Lottomatica and revealed that the deal includes three additional one-year extension options and could be worth around twelve million dollars.
“We have a deep appreciation for and are proud of our 24-year partnership with South Australia Lotteries,” said Jaymin Patel, President and Chief Executive Officer for GTech.
“South Australia Lotteries is one of Australia’s most progressive lotteries, with an excellent track record as a highly-successful keno operator, and we are privileged to be given the opportunity to work even more closely with them over the next seven years to energise lottery sales to continue providing vital funds for South Australia’s public hospitals.”
The contract will see GTech convert the existing system used by South Australia Lotteries to its Enterprise Series solution while also replacing the existing terminal base with 750 new machines. In addition, the Rhode Island firm will deploy its Enterprise Series MultiMedia display technology throughout the existing retailer network and install 800 Ticket-Scan units.
“We look forward to working with GTech to deliver a system with enhanced functionality to enable South Australia Lotteries to meet the expectations of South Australian players over the next decade,” said June Roache, Chief Executive for South Australia Lotteries.
“GTech’s innovative system solution and state-of-the-art equipment will provide a flexible platform for South Australia Lotteries to deliver a remarkable point-of-sale experience on both sides of the retail counter while facilitating sales of Lotto, Oz Lotto, Powerball, Instant Scratchies, fast-draw keno, Super 66 and The Pools.”