September 18, 2003

IGT Terminals

Pa. lottery to add 1,000 kiosks

18 Sep, 2003
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CLIFTON, N.J. IGT Online Entertainment Systems, Inc. (IGT OES) says that it has concluded a contract amendment agreement with its longtime customer, the Pennsylvania Lottery, that will extend the current contract by three years.

According to a news release, IGT OES has reduced its online fee by 5 percent as part of the agreement.

Under the extension, IGT OES will provide Pennsylvania with 1,000 Player-Activated Terminals (PATs) and related services. PATs, as they are commonly known in the industry, are self-service sales kiosks that will help expedite the player's purchase by placing virtually all online lottery solutions at their fingertips and eliminating the need to have a store clerk produce tickets.

This is IGT OES' first implementation of the new product, according to the release.

IGT OES will also provide the Lottery with software to offer their players a Lottery gift card program, which will be similar to those used in department stores and will provide an additional marketing tool to increase sales. The gift cards will be sold in $5 increments.

IGT OES installed the first online system in Pennsylvania in March 1977 and has been the Lottery's sole online systems provider ever since.

Posted at September 18, 2003 06:05 PM