|IGT Online Entertainment Systems, Inc. has announced today that its long-time partner has concluded a contract amendment, which would provide a three-year extension on the current contract.|
Under the amendment, IGT OES will be reducing its online fees by five per cent, to help keep Pennsylvania Lottery one of the most efficient lotteries. IGT will also provide the lottery company with 1,000 PATs--Player-Activated Terminals—that are commonly known as self-sales kiosks that would assist players by placing virtually all-online lottery solutions literally at their fingertips and eliminating the need to have a store clerk produce their tickets
The lottery will also receive software to offer their players a lottery gift card program, which will be similar to the program used in department stores and will provide extra marketing to increase sales.
“As a committed vendor to the Pennsylvania Lottery, we agreed to reduce our compensation to meet the Governor's goal of reducing operating costs,' said Christer Roman, Secretary and Vice President of IGT OES and President of IGT Lottery Group. 'Working together to meet our client's needs is the foundation of our business. We will do whatever we can to make both IGT OES and our client successful and prosperous.'
IGT OES installed the first online system in Pennsylvania back in March 1977 and has been the Lottery's sole online systems provider ever since. Their ongoing business partnership is the longest in the lottery industry.