IGT lands three-year contract extension with Virginia Lottery

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IGT is maintaining a presence in Virginia’s gaming market.

The gaming giant secured a three-year contract extension on Monday with the Virginia Lottery. As part of the extension, IGT will upgrade the Virginia Lottery’ central system, point-of-sale hardware, and communications network. The pact, which is through IGT subsidiary IGT Global Solutions Corporation, will see the Virginia Lottery and IGT work together until at least 2033. The deal includes three, one-year extension options and will see upgrades completed in October 2025.

“IGT has worked closely with the Virginia Lottery for more than 20 years to deliver world-class, innovative lottery solutions and services,” said IGT Global Lottery COO Jay Gendron. “The upgraded technology being deployed for the Virginia Lottery as part of our latest extension will offer increased flexibility for the Lottery to easily manage its back-end operations.”

The upgrades in technology for the Virginia Lottery include the replacement of roughly 5,500 lottery terminals. The terminals will be replaced with Retailer Pro S2, which will increase performance and volume. It will also allow the Virginia Lottery to comprehensively add new features.

IGT has also been solidifying its relationship with lotteries outside North America.

Last week, the company announced it agreed to a contract extension with the UK National Lottery to power its core lottery system. IGT landed an extension ahead of the National Lottery switching to a new platform due to a new licensee — Allwyn, which will take over on Feb. 1.

Allwyn has voiced a desire to improve UK lottery sales, which have dwindled in recent financial reports.