International Game Technology PLC announced that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation (hereinafter “IGT”), was awarded a long-term contract from the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Commission to upgrade the video lottery central system that connects more than 11,500 video lottery terminals (VLTs) and electronic table games (ETGs) across the State’s six casinos. The contract runs through September 2028 and includes the option to extend for up to an additional four years.

IGT will install its enhanced INTELLIGEN video lottery central system software that supports the volume, complexity and security of monitoring and controlling every VLT and ETG in Maryland. The upgrade features sophisticated site controllers that will maintain network diagnostics and communications between all gaming machines, and will provide advanced business intelligence tools for easy, day-to-day operations management and reporting, and new disaster recovery technology.

“IGT’s INTELLIGEN system enables the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Commission to utilize advanced tools and industry-leading technology which is integral to the ongoing success of the VLT program,” said Nick Khin, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Gaming. “IGT has been the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Commission’s trusted partner and the sole provider of its VLT systems since the State’s first casino opened in 2010. Maryland’s VLT program is robust, and we look forward to contributing to its continued success throughout the next decade.”

As the leader in the regulated video lottery industry, IGT deploys its INTELLIGEN systems worldwide, connecting a wide range of VLTs in a variety of gaming environments. The software is built on IGT’s more than 25 years of central systems experience and offers stable, secure command and control capabilities.