Gaming solutions provider, INTRALOT and the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) have started a new five-year supply contract this week. Under the terms of the deal, the former will provide the latter with central lottery systems incorporating its Lotos X platform, while compromising lottery terminals alongside camera based technology, additional software products, as well as maintenance. The contract is extendable for up to a further six years.
BCLC completed a public procurement process for new lottery terminals and software in 2017, and entered into a contract with Novomatic Lottery Solutions (NLS). However, October 2018 brought the agreement between BCLC and NLS of the contract assignment provision being assigned to INTRALOT – which was already working on the project as a provider for terminal hardware.
In January 2019, BCLC conducted a subsequent public procurement process for gaming engine services with INTRALOT being the successful bidder.
Enhancements underway at BCLC include new lottery terminals, stand alone ticket checkers, printers and display units, as well as related software systems. When it is launched in fiscal year 2021/22, the project will then be supporting the evolving needs of the retailers and players with a much faster purchasing experience, improved functionality and a more user-friendly terminal.
The upfront value of BCLC’s contact with INTRALOT for the implementation of the new lottery terminals and systems, and gaming engine services is $24.5m and is included in BCLC’s capital budget through to fiscal year 2021/22.
INTRALOT Group Deputy CEO, Nikos Nikolakopoulos commented: “We are pleased to have been awarded by BCLC with a new contract to deliver our next-generation lottery solutions which will drive players’ engagement and transform their playing experience.
“This agreement represents a significant milestone for INTRALOT entering the Canadian market, offering our industry-leading product portfolio to enable long-term innovation and constant growth, ultimately generating more revenue for the benefit of the Province of British Columbia community”.