The Canadian province of Saskatchewan has recently signed a lucrative deal with leading gaming machine designer, developer and manufacturer, International Game Technology, which will see the firm supply the province with 1,375 video lottery terminals in 2013.
The deal signed with International Game Technology is a huge boost for Saskatchewan’s Video Lottery Terminal program, which is run by the Western Canada Lottery Corporation, who announced it would be replacing terminals this winter for the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority.
These new, industry leading video lottery terminals are set to feature international standard games which are already hugely popular throughout the word, including games such as Lucky Larry’s Lobstermania, Cleopatra and 7’s Wild.
“The GL20 accommodates either a flat screen LCD display or MLD technology to facilitate 3D games,” stated International Game Technology in a press release. The GL20 lottery terminal is reported to be specifically designed for the video lottery industry. As such, this complies with all industry standard Gaming Association specifications G2S protocols.
“Based on IGT’s AVP technology, the GL20 can be configured with a variety of peripheral options to offer video lottery jurisdictions maximum flexibility.”
Executive vice president of global sales for International Game Technology, Eric Tom, announced that “IGT is excited to deliver industry leading games to the Saskatchewan market,” adding that the agreement “will allow us to enhance and develop Saskatchewan’s overall video gaming program, as we have done with video lottery programs across Canada.”
Financial details of the signed deal between International Game Technology and Saskatchewan have not been revealed, according to the Las Vegas Review Journal, but an expected deal between IGT and Manitoba to replace over 6,000 video lottery terminals could significantly increase the value of IGT shares as investors were informed that there is a strong possibility that International Game Technology could fulfil around 35-40 per cent of Manitoba’s demands for video lottery terminals if the expected deal with the province goes ahead.