Gaming solutions provider INTRALOT and the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) have entered into a new five-year supply contract this week. Under the terms of the deal, the former will provide the latter with a central lottery system incorporating its Lotos X platform comprising lottery terminals alongside camera based technology, additional software products and maintenance. The contract is extendable for up to six further years.

BCLC completed a public procurement process for new lottery terminals and software in 2017, and entered into a contract with Novomatic Lottery Solutions (NLS). However, in October 2018, BCLC and NLS agreed to use the contract assignment provision to assign the contract to INTRALOT, which was already working on the project as a provider of terminal hardware.

In January 2019, BCLC conducted a subsequent public procurement process for gaming engine services with INTRALOT as the successful bidder.

Enhancements underway at BCLC include new lottery terminals, stand-alone ticket checkers, printers and display units, as well as related software systems. Once launched in fiscal year 2021/22, the project will support the evolving needs of retailers and players with a faster purchasing experience, enhanced functionality and a more user-friendly terminal.

The upfront value of BCLC’s contract with INTRALOT for the implementation of the new lottery terminals and systems, and gaming engine services, is $24.5m and is included in BCLC’s capital budget through to fiscal year 2021/22.

INTRALOT Group Deputy CEO, Nikos Nikolakopoulos commented: “We are pleased to have been awarded by BCLC with a new contract to deliver our next-generation lottery solutions which will drive players’ engagement and transform their playing experience. This agreement represents a significant milestone for INTRALOT entering the Canadian market, offering our industry-leading product portfolio to enable long-term innovation and constant growth, ultimately generating more revenue for the benefit of the Province of British Columbia community”.