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California Lottery adds self-service ticket machines

Sep 1, 2005, 5:51 pm

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California Lottery

The California Lottery placed an order with GTECH Corporation which among other things, will allow residents to purchase lottery tickets at self-service machines.

The GTECH order included a variety of lottery products including additional Altura terminals, Instant Ticket Vending Machines (ITVMs), and other self-service lottery solutions.

"GTECH is constantly looking for ways to enhance the performance of our lottery customers, while, at the same time, considering the various needs of retailers and players," said GTECH president and chief executive officer W. Bruce Turner.

"Working together with the California Lottery, we have come up with effective solutions that will not only aid in their retailer network optimization and expansion efforts, but continue to drive lottery sales. And, as we see the growing retail demand for self-service solutions, the addition of GamePoint will provide California's retailers with the ability to dispense both traditional instant tickets and online tickets, from a player-friendly, kiosk-style unit."

Under the contract change order, GTECH will provide the California Lottery with 550 Altura terminals, adding to the 18,500 Alturas already in operation.

The company will also supply 12,500 Express Point Plus devices, bringing the total to 19,000.

The Express Point Plus terminals facilitate convenient player-activated identification of online winning tickets.

The Lottery will also receive 1,000 twenty-bin Expandable Dispensing System Quad Burster ITVMs, which will be used primarily as replacement machines.

Along with the ITVMs, GTECH will provide 150 GamePoint terminals, the company's new lottery self-service solution, combining the the instant ticket vending machine with online self-service capability.

Over the next 90 days, the California Lottery has agreed to order 200 additional ITVMs or 100 additional GamePoints, or some mix of the two equipment types.

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