UK National Lottery Extends Partnership with IGT

IGT Extends Partnership with UK National Lottery

International Game Technology (IGT), a leading provider of lottery technology, has announced a significant extension of its partnership with the UK National Lottery. The agreement comes ahead of the upcoming transfer of the Lottery license from Camelot to Allwyn.

The announcement was made on Wednesday, confirming that IGT will continue to provide its lottery system to power the National Lottery, ensuring a seamless transition under the management of Allwyn. Camelot has been operating the Lottery since its inception in 1994, but the UK Gambling Commission selected Allwyn as the holder of the fourth Lottery license, prompting IGT to pursue damages against the regulator. However, IGT recently discontinued its appeal, signaling a shift in its approach.

The extended partnership with the UK National Lottery reflects IGT’s growing portfolio of lottery partners worldwide. The company currently provides technology for 25 lotteries in the United States and eight of the top 10 largest lotteries globally.

Jay Gendron, IGT’s COO of global lottery, expressed excitement about extending the company’s support for the National Lottery in the UK and emphasized the importance of collaborating with Allwyn and other suppliers in the sector. The executive director for the 4th National Lottery Competition, John Tanner, also predicted that the transfer of the Lottery license is expected to increase funding for Good Causes, an initiative that has raised over £47 billion ($59.4 billion) over the past three decades.