International Game Technology PLC announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, GTECH Corporation, has entered into an agreement with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to provide a central monitoring system that will monitor up to 20,000 electronic gaming devices at up to four venues in the Commonwealth, with the Plainridge Park Casino in Plainville being the first venue. IGT expects to receive approximately $23 million in revenues over 10 years.
"IGT welcomes the opportunity to assist the Massachusetts Gaming Commission in building this new and exciting business endeavor in the Commonwealth," said Michael Chambrello, IGT CEO, North America Lottery. "We have leveraged more than 20 years of development expertise along with intelligence gathering and validation sessions with gaming central system clients throughout the world to produce a system that meets both their current and future needs: the INTELLIGEN system. We look forward to working closely with the Commission to deliver this flexible, secure, and robust system that will allow them to effectively manage their new business and help to generate additional revenue for the Commonwealth."
IGT's INTELLIGEN was designed to support new industry advancements and incorporates full support for the Gaming Standards Association's Game to System protocol, as well as existing industry standard protocols such as SAS. The INTELLIGEN system will provide the Massachusetts Gaming Commission with the ability to monitor electronic gaming devices using either SAS or G2S. The system will also provide the Commission with advanced security and financial monitoring functionality, which will assist in ensuring the integrity and transparency of the gaming program in the Commonwealth.
The implementation in Massachusetts will be IGT's sixth implementation of the INTELLIGEN system in the United States, following completed implementations in Kansas, Maryland and Rhode Island and ongoing implementations in Oregon and Pennsylvania.