International Game Technology PLC ("IGT")  announced that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation, has signed a four‐year contract extension with the Michigan Lottery to continue providing lottery technology and services through January 19, 2021. The Michigan Lottery has been a valued IGT customer since 1988.
 
"IGT is committed to providing products and services for sustainable lottery growth," said Michael Chambrello, IGT CEO, North America lottery. "To that end, we will continue to work closely with the Michigan Lottery to provide added convenience to its players and retailers through additional self‐service lottery vending products and the use of evolving technology."
 
Under the terms of the contract extension, IGT will provide the Lottery with additional self‐service lottery vending machines, as well as upgrades to the Internal Control System hardware and relating operating system and application software that interfaces with the IGT‐provided lottery central system.
 
In addition, the Lottery will receive IGT's ES Anywhere (ESA) which provides secure, reliable, and high performance APIs (Application Programming Interface) to customer software, such as mobile apps and web browsers. The APIs are standardized across delivery channels, so that lotteries using ESA get maximum reusability and faster time to market when adding new channels.  ESA will also allow for other increased functionality such as third‐party integration and remote functions enabling lottery players to scan, check, and validate lottery tickets over the Internet and through mobile devices, as well as claim retail prizes over the Internet and through mobile devices.
 
Over the term of the extension period, IGT will continue its ongoing services including the maintenance of the Michigan Lottery's central system, 11,000 Altura terminals, and communications network; field services; retailer training; marketing support, call center support services; and instant‐ticket warehousing and distribution.  IGT will continue to operate its in‐state primary data center in Lansing, and maintain its backup data center in Austin, Texas.