International Game Technology PLC has announced that its subsidiary, IGT Global Services Limited (with International Game Technology PLC, hereinafter "IGT"), has signed contracts with Norsk Tipping to provide interactive casino and Instant Win game libraries and custom games through a Remote Game Server (RGS) as part of a recent competitive procurement process. Norsk Tipping, Norway's state lottery operator and a World Lottery Association (WLA) member, has been a valued customer of IGT, previously legacy GTECH, since 2013.
"Since the launch of Norsk Tipping's iGaming program in 2014, IGT's compelling interactive content has contributed to its ongoing success," said Åsne Havnelid, CEO, Norsk Tipping. "Thanks to IGT's investment in its interactive solutions, we can continue providing Norwegian players with unique games that they enjoy built on the foundation of Responsible Gaming principles."
"IGT's extensive experience across commercial iGaming has helped to meet the specific needs of the traditional WLA markets, and has enabled IGT to provide Norsk Tipping with a competitive, customized iGaming portfolio," said Declan Harkin, senior vice president and chief operating officer, IGT International. "IGT was proud to play an integral role in Norsk Tipping's historic iGaming program launch, and this contract will further enhance their successful program with additional entertaining game content."
The new contracts for the provision of games, which took effect on Feb. 1, 2017, are for three years with the option for an extension of one year. Related contracts for the operation of games will have initial three year terms from the date of regular operation and will be automatically renewed for one year at a time until a maximum of eight years. IGT will provide additional interactive casino and Instant Win content from its game libraries, as well as new games created exclusively for the regulated Norwegian market, through an RGS. IGT will also provide a selection of games through its Nordic sub-supplier Magnet Gaming. The games are expected to be deployed beginning in the second half of 2017.
In a separate contract, executed in September 2016, IGT received a two-year extension until March 2019 of its current contract with Norsk Tipping dated November 2012 for the ongoing provision of the interactive gaming platform.
IGT's extensive game libraries leverage the Company's experience across multiple gaming verticals, including interactive and land-based gaming, to help customers attract new players and retain existing ones. The libraries feature a broad variety of themes and features, enabling operators to select proven game styles for their market while easily introducing new themes. IGT's libraries include widely recognized licensed content, and offer cross-promotion and advertising material to enhance player engagement.
Beginning in January 2014, Norsk Tipping went live with its successful Instaspill portfolio consisting of IGT iCasino, Instant Win, and Bingo titles, as well as the platform supplied exclusively by IGT.
In addition to Norsk Tipping, IGT's Nordic WLA interactive customers include Veikkaus in Finland and Svenska Spel in Sweden.