How IGT and CT Lottery are Bringing iLottery to Connecticut
If you are a fan of online lottery games, you might be interested in the latest news from Connecticut. The Connecticut Lottery Corporation (CLC) has recently signed an eight-year contract with International Game Technology (IGT), a leading gaming technology provider, to launch an iLottery system in the state.
What is iLottery?
iLottery is a term that refers to online lottery games that can be played on a website or a mobile app. iLottery games can include traditional draw-based games, such as Powerball and Mega Millions, as well as instant games, such as scratch cards and bingo. iLottery games offer convenience and accessibility to players who want to play their favorite lottery games anytime and anywhere.
What are the benefits of iLottery?
iLottery can bring many benefits to both players and the lottery industry. For players, iLottery can provide more game options, more ways to win, more security and privacy, and more responsible gaming tools. For the lottery industry, iLottery can increase sales, reach new audiences, enhance customer loyalty, and generate more funds for good causes.
What are the details of the IGT and CT Lottery deal?
The deal between IGT and CT Lottery is expected to run until May 2031, with four years of possible extension options. IGT will provide its iLottery system and new technology that will allow the CLC to add new features and games to its online platform. The iLottery system will also include a suite of solutions designed for maximum back-office productivity for the lottery.
The iLottery system is planned to launch in the late fall of 2023. At first, players will be able to access a range of new games via IGT’s website and mobile app. Later on, the platform will include full functionality for players to purchase Keno, multi-state jackpot games, and Connecticut draw-based lottery games.
Decades of Industry Leadership Backs IGT’s Online Lottery Technology
Gregory Smith, Connecticut Lottery Corporation President & CEO, said: “The CLC recognizes that today’s lottery player is looking for convenient and modern options to play their favorite games, and IGT’s iLottery system will allow us to offer our players the same great experiences they receive at retail in a responsible, digital format. We look forward to deploying this iLottery system and believe the expanded play options will be a welcome addition among our players.”
Srini Nedunuri, IGT Senior Vice President, Global iLottery, said: “IGT has a proven track record of delivering growth-driving solutions to our global lottery customers and we are excited to build upon this momentum by introducing iLottery to the CLC’s players. Our iLottery technology is backed by decades-long industry leadership. We will partner closely with the CLC over the next eight years to develop a world-class iLottery program and help to generate maximum funds to good causes within the State.”
The deal between IGT and CT Lottery is part of a larger contract that IGT secured in 2021 to become the primary technology provider for the CLC. IGT also installed its Aurora central lottery system, which recently went live. IGT is the main technology provider to 25 lotteries in the US.
Embracing a Digital Future: The Exciting Possibilities of iLottery in Connecticut
iLottery is an exciting innovation that can revolutionize the way people play lottery games online. The partnership between IGT and CT Lottery is a great example of how technology can enhance the lottery industry and benefit both players and good causes. If you are in Connecticut and want to try out some new online lottery games, keep an eye out for the launch of the iLottery system later this year.