IGT (International Game Technology) now has cashless tech as a component of its Washington Lottery deal. The IGT Global Solutions Corporation subsidiary has extended its lottery gaming solutions contract to include the installation of cashless lottery technology for the state.
The update to the agreement means that Washington is now the seventh US state to integrate IGT’s cashless lottery solutions and extends the existing contract until June 30th 2029.
Jay Gendron, IGT’s COO of Lottery said,
“IGT has a deep understanding for the growth-driving products and solutions Washington’s Lottery needs to help reach its business goals. Since our current contract began in 2016, we have worked closely with the Lottery to increase its annual lottery sales by 37 percent, culminating in $950m in total sales for the most recent fiscal year.”
He added, “We’ll continue to support the Lottery in maximizing its funds toward good causes, including the Washington Opportunity Pathways Account which funds educational programs around the state, while delivering entertaining and responsible experiences for its players.”
The agreement allows IGT to apply hardware and software enhancements to 2000 lottery self-service vending machines, equipping them with the new cashless functionality.
This will enable lottery users in Washington to purchase lottery products with debit cards. IGT’s GameTouch 28, GameTouch 24 and GameTouch 20 self-service vending machines will be placed at lottery retailers across the state.
Marcus Glasper, Washington’s Lottery Director said,
“Washington’s Lottery has relied on IGT’s trusted partnership and forward-thinking expertise for more than 25 years. Within that time, IGT has helped us navigate the ever-evolving lottery landscape and provide us with innovative solutions to consistently engage new players. The addition of cashless functionality on self-service machines is another chapter in our development, and allows players to have a flexible, convenient and secure way to purchase their favorite lottery games.”
For the last five years, IGT has been Washington Lottery’s primary lottery technology provider and in addition to its self-serve lottery machines, it will now supply the state lottery with its field services, central system, retail terminals, and instant tickets.