US supplier to provide interactive casino and Instant Win game libraries and custom games to Norwegian gambling monopoly
International Game Technology has announced a new contract signing which will see it providing interactive casino and Instant Win game libraries and custom games through a remote game server to Norwegian gambling group Norsk Tipping.
The signing follows a recent competitive procurement process.
Norsk Tipping, Norway's state lottery operator and a World Lottery Association (WLA) member, has been an IGT customer, previously legacy GTECH, since 2013, a statement from IGT revealed this week.
"Since the launch of Norsk Tipping's iGaming program in 2014, IGT's 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."
Declan Harkin, senior vice president and COO, IGT International, said: "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 took effect on Feb. 1, 2017, and 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, the company statement revealed.
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.
In addition to Norsk Tipping, IGT's Nordic WLA interactive customers include Veikkaus in Finland and Svenska Spel in Sweden.
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