It has been announced that International Game Technology, otherwise known as IGT, has signed a new agreement with Southeast Asia-based Singapore Pools, but who is the providers long-serving partner and what does this mean for both companies and customers?
Firstly, the partnership agreement has been signed between IGT’s subsidiary, IGT Global Services, and is for the duration of six years, with Singapore Pools (Private) Limited. The deal is for the providers flexible and highly powerful lottery platform, Aurora, in which the operator will utilise for its high volume of transactions.
Singapore Pools is a state-owned lottery company that is a subsidiary of Tote Board. The firm is owned by the Government of Singapore and provides the only outlet for legal lottery gaming in the country.
The company has been established since the late 1960’s, but only became part of its parent company, Tote Board in 2004, in which its provides three lottery games for local Singaporeans to participate in, including TOTO, Singapore Sweep and 4D.
However, the operator has utilised the providers lottery technology since 1986 and has a long-history of successful lottery provision in an agreement that is mutually beneficial.
According to reports, the latest contract will see the operator benefit from the providers innovation, which is designed to provide a reliable platform that maximises profitability and allows a trusted platform for placing legal and safe bets on lotteries.
Additionally, the Aurora lottery platform is a complete computerised solution that is flexible and will allow Singapore Pools to manage, transform and grow the business over the next six years, along with ensuring a responsible gaming environment and regular stream of funds for good causes.
The hardware and software provided by IGT provides an efficient and seamless integration that allows the operator to expand gameplay through applications that connection to the core lottery system.
Jay Gendron of IGT commented on the providers latest contract with Singapore Pools and outlined why it was extended:
Set up to provide a legal, safe and trusted avenue for people to place bets, Singapore Pools requires the sophistication, reliability and innovation that IGT’s Aurora central system provides to support the Lottery’s significant number of daily transactions.
IGT’s service-oriented Aurora incorporates a suite of flexible solutions designed to manage, transform and further grow the Lottery’s business.
This best-in-class technology coupled with IGT’s long-standing lottery leadership will ensure Singapore Pools continues to channel its surpluses to good causes while offering a secure and responsible gaming environment for all.
Lam Chee Weng of Singapore Pools also commented on the continued link-up with one of the world’s leading technology providers:
IGT’s positive reputation and its global success in providing performance-driving solutions gives Singapore Pools the confidence that our lottery operations are powered by industry-leading technology.
We have trusted IGT’s technology since 1986 when Singapore Pools became the first computerized lottery in Southeast Asia, and we look forward to continuing our long-time partnership for the next six years.