Problem Gambling Awareness Month: An Ounce of Prevention Helps Lotteries Endure

Problem Gambling Awareness Month Logo
Posted 03/15/2018 by Stefania Colombo, Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility

March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month. IGT is proud to support the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) as they help educate, prevent, and raise awareness about problem gambling.


Optimizing Draw-Game Portfolios

Lottery Game Portfolio Optimization
Posted 02/27/2018 by Jessica Powell

Lottery innovation comes in many forms. Even the most successful and mature lotteries have realized incremental growth by taking advantage of draw-game portfolio analysis and optimization recommendations.


A Convergence of Innovation: Interactive Casino Insights for Lottery

Casino Insights for Lottery
Posted 02/08/2018 by Jennifer Bowman

The challenge of reaching new player segments has been driving innovation in the interactive casino (iCasino) business for years, and now some of that innovation is coming to market. Digital lottery operators, who face similar challenges, are watching closely.


How Digital Lottery Activity Around Jackpots Can Boost Overall Sales

iLottery Jackpot
Posted 12/21/2017 by Jason Barrs

As some states pioneer legislation to help modernize the play experience and introduce new payment methods, each must also look at whether there is opportunity to leverage digital channels. One important consideration is related to player behavior when jackpots roll for a number of weeks and reach very high levels.


AR at Retail: Helping Retailers Envision Lottery in Their Stores

Augmented Reality at Lottery Retailer
Posted 12/13/2017 by Jim Humphrey

Augmented reality (AR) is a technology that layers computer-generated enhancements, including 3D models and animations, atop an existing reality to enhance viewers’ perception of it. In our industry, references to AR are often focused on gameplay, but in this post, we’ll discuss how lotteries can potentially use AR to grow their retail footprint.


Putting BYOD into Practice

BYOD at retail
Posted 11/01/2017 by Paul Riley

This is the final post in a three-part series. The BYOD model for lottery sales opens a spectrum of possibilities for implementation. As BYOD establishes itself within the lottery industry, it will be important for lotteries to think differently in everything from how RFPs are scoped and written, to retailer registration and licensing.


Three Reasons Why Lotteries Should Consider BYOD

BYOD Cash Register
Posted 10/26/2017 by Paul Riley

This is the second post in a three-part series. In our previous post, we defined BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and gave an overview of its potential advantages. This week, we'll consider the benefits of the BYOD model more closely.


BYOD, a New Paradigm for Lotteries and Retailers

BYOD at Retail Checkout
Posted 10/19/2017 by Paul Riley

This is the first post in a three-part series. For lotteries and their retailer networks, the Bring Your Own Device model represents a paradigm shift from the traditional model where a lottery is responsible for providing a set of equipment and ongoing support to its retailer network.


Inventing New Forms of Lottery Play

IGT Lottery Instant Ticket Innovation
Posted 10/05/2017 by Francesco Parola

Only about five percent of worldwide lottery sales in the past three years can be attributed to brand-new product launches, versus 25 to 70 percent for industries where there is much more consumer pressure to innovate. To succeed in the lottery category, a new game must strike the right balance between being just “more of the same” and being so extreme that it risks not being adopted.


IGT's Commitment to The Lottery Industry Keeps You Ahead of the Game

IGT's Corporate Sustainability Report
Posted 08/31/2017 by Stefania Colombo

For the past decade, our annual sustainability report has been a chance to share details about how our day-to-day activities support our goal of delivering growth to our industry by modernizing play and operating responsibly in every part of our business. Our independently audited Sustainability Report for 2016 details how we are creating best-in-class solutions that respect both people and the environment, while delivering innovation and excellence to keep gaming fun for all.


Beyond Plastic: The Payments Revolution

Payment Apps open on two mobile phones
Posted 08/16/2017 by Ailsa McKnight

Americans like their credit cards so much that even the smallest of purchases are now paid with plastic rather than cash. A survey of small purchases among U.S. adults in 2017 by reveals that 17 percent of adults with credit cards use them in physical stores to buy items with a price tag of less than $5, up 11 percent from last year.


FutureGame: The Key to Your New Lottery Game Portfolio

FutureGame: Innovative Lottery Technologies from IGT
Posted 08/02/2017 by Francesco Parola

Innovation is probably one of the most frequently Googled words these days. Everybody talks about it, but innovation is sometimes overstated when it comes to the reality of how organizations approach the challenge of sustainable growth.


Finding Growth in a Mature Market

Lottery Game on Mobile Device
Posted 07/27/2017 by Tom Peterson

IGT’s Lottomatica continues to grow the highly competitive Italian lottery and gaming market through a unique understanding of its consumers and relentless innovation.


IGT's Approach to Lottery Modernization

Cashless Payments
Posted 05/15/2017 by Ailsa McKnight

IGT’s whitepaper “Achieving Relevance: Modernizing the Lottery Experience” shows that consumers prefer convenient purchase options. When it comes to enabling growth in retail locations, IGT is committed to providing solutions that meet the needs of lottery customers across a wide range of retail, consumer, and regulatory environments. 


IGT Attends 2017 InComm Partner Alliance

Paul Riley
Posted 04/12/2017 by Paul Riley

IGT attended the 2017 InComm Partner Alliance at the end of March to represent the lottery industry.


Welcome To IGT's New Lottery Blog

Jessica Powell
Posted 04/05/2017 by Jessica Powell

Welcome to IGT’s new Lottery Blog! Earlier this year I asked our customers what they thought about our website. Their feedback has encouraged me to launch this new blog, where I will be posting really fresh, new and interesting articles, papers and videos, all offering deep insights into the lottery industry on a regular basis.


Play In A New Dimension!

Paymaxs Gold Castle
Posted 03/30/2017 by Amy Morin

Due to the popular Pokémon GO game, interest in Augmented Reality (AR) is now firmly established – 19 percent of global consumers are regularly using AR apps (Google Trends 2016). In fact, smartphone manufacturers are already developing the next generation of dual-3D scanning cameras that promise consumers a new world of immersive enhanced reality. And now, IGT is paving the way to bring this new, enriched game play experience to the lottery industry through a smartphone AR app for instant games.


Declan Harkin Talks About The Future Of Retail

Declan Harkin
Posted 03/30/2017 by Ailsa McKnight

Declan Harkin, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, International, talks about IGT’s focus on innovation to lead the lottery industry’s future growth.


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