Mexican lottery inks agreement with GTECH
GTECH S.p.A. announced that its subsidiaries GTECH Corporation and GTECH Servicios de México, S. de R.L. de C.V. (GTECH) have signed a six-year full-service contract to provide an integrated draw-based/instant-ticket system, a minimum of 11,000 draw-based lottery terminals, a communications network, as well as additional lottery products and ongoing services to Pronósticos para la Asistencia Pública (Pronósticos), the online lottery operator in México. The
contract signing follows an international competitive procurement and is expected to commence in September 2015. GTECH expects to receive more than $130 million in revenues over the sixyear period. Pronósticos, which has been a valued GTECH customer since 1987, could receive
total sales of more than $4 billion over the six-year period.
“GTECH is fully prepared to support Pronósticos’ growth strategy with a set of innovative solutions that offer the flexibility to adapt to changes in the industry and the demands of the Mexican marketplace, now and in the future,” said GTECH Americas President and CEO Jaymin B. Patel. “This agreement represents the continuation of our almost three-decades-long commitment to increasing Pronósticos’ returns, which support social programs in México.”
“For the past 27 years, GTECH has supported Pronósticos in generating a sustainable and robust source of funding for social programs in México,” said Pronósticos Director General María Esther de Jesús Scherman Leaño. “The continuation of this long-term partnership will help to modernize Pronósticos’ lottery program and launch the next phase of our growth for the benefit of the communities it serves.”
Under the terms of the full-service contract, GTECH will provide Pronósticos with an integrated draw-based/instant-ticket system based on GTECH’s Enterprise Series® platform, offering open standards, flexible architecture, and fast and secure transaction processing. GTECH will also replace the draw-based terminals with Altura® GT1200 and Altura GT1100 terminals, designed to quickly and efficiently meet lotteries’ evolving needs. In addition, it will upgrade Pronósticos’
communications network to 3G, 4G and LTE cellular technology, and provide additional lottery products and ongoing services.
GTECH’s ongoing services to Pronósticos include continuous development of new retail channels through GTECH’s ES Connect® B2B solution; installation, repair, maintenance and monitoring of its total base of online terminals; field service; call center operations and hotline management; transaction processing for online games, and processing and distribution of instant tickets; fixed-odds Sports Betting retail network; and marketing support to further enhance Pronósticos’ overall product and game portfolio.