Following a competitive procurement process, International Game Technology subsidiary IGT Global Solutions Corporation has signed a seven-year contract with the South Dakota Lottery. The contract is expected to commence on November 3, 2019 and allows for an additional eight extension years.

Under the terms of the agreement, the South Dakota Lottery will receive an upgraded lottery central system that includes components of IGT’s Aurora platform. These components are specially designed to provide ease of use and convenience for the retailer, and actionable analytics for the Lottery to continue to meet player demands. Additional point-of-sale and self-service lottery terminals will be implemented throughout the state.

IGT will also deliver several of its BizApps lottery applications including Retailer Wizard, Order Wizard, and Performance Wizard, which will enable the operator to drive profitable growth by providing actionable insights to more efficiently manage the business and support lottery retailers.

“IGT has been our primary lottery vendor since 2009, and with their support, we’ve been able to deliver more than $2.82bn to education, developing natural resources, and providing problem gaming treatment services since 1987,” said South Dakota Lottery Executive Director Norm Lingle. “We look forward to continuing our relationship with IGT to generate even more funds for these important causes in our state throughout the next seven years.”

IGT Chief Operating Officer, Lottery, Jay Gendron commented: “We are pleased to work with the South Dakota Lottery to deliver our industry-leading lottery solutions which will provide the flexibility to help evolve, manage, and grow the lottery’s sales now and in the years ahead. These products will provide greater insight into player behavior to help the Lottery continue to deliver exciting games and content that players want.”