The Connecticut Lottery Corporation (CLC) has signed a long-term deal with International Game Technology (IGT) to launch a new digital offering for customers in the state.
Under the eight-year contract, IGT will provide CLC with its ilottery system, enabling it to sell keno and draw-based lottery games online and via mobile.
IGT will design a new website and app that will allow players to purchase keno, multi-state jackpot games and Connecticut draw-based lottery games such as Lotto!, Cash5, Play3 with Wild Ball and Play4 with Wild Ball.
The ilottery system also features a suite of customizable responsible gambling tools for customers.
The contract is expected to run to May 2031 and includes four years of possible extension options. The ilottery gaming system is anticipated to launch in the fall of 2023.
“The CLC recognizes that today’s lottery player is looking for convenient and modern options to play their favorite games,” CLC president and chief executive Gregory Smith said. “IGT’s ilottery system will allow us to offer our players the same great experiences they receive at retail in a responsible, digital format.
“We look forward to deploying this ilottery system and believe the expanded play options will be a welcome addition among our players.”
IGT senior vice president for global ilottery, Srini Nedunuri, added: “IGT has a proven track record of delivering growth-driving solutions to our global lottery customers and we are excited to build upon this momentum by introducing ilottery to the CLC’s players.
“Our ilottery technology is backed by decades-long industry leadership. We will partner closely with the CLC over the next eight years to develop a world-class ilottery program and help to generate maximum funds to good causes within the state.”