IGT expands VLT presence in Saskatchewan via new WCLC deal

720 CrystalDual 27 VLTS have been committed as part of a 'significant' agreement

The Western Canada Lottery Corporation (WCLC) has ordered hundreds of video lottery terminals as part of a fresh agreement struck with IGT.

Under the terms of the new deal, IGT will supply 720 CrystalDual 27 VLTs and provide its CX game set of VLT content in Saskatchewan, featuring titles such as 7’s Wild Gold, Big City 5’s, The Wild Life, Thunder Stampede, and new games Cash Eruption Temple of Fire and Greenback Attack.

According to IGT, the CrystalDual 27 VLT features two displays delivering “high-definition graphics”, while the cabinet contains a “first-class audio package, ergonomic design, enhanced player interface and a mobile device charging port to provide exceptional player experiences”.

David Flinn, IGT Senior Vice President, Canada, South and Central America, commented: “The award and delivery of 720 additional VLT units reinforces the depth of IGT’s commitment to WCLC’s continued growth, and the quality of IGT’s content and cabinets for the Canadian market.

“IGT’s CrystalDual 27 continues to prove its versatility and relevance in gaming markets around the world as the premium dual-screen VLT cabinet. We’re pleased to continue partnering with WCLC to provide industry-leading content, including titles under the only Canadian VLT wide-area-progressive feature, Vault Breaker.”

This latest deal marks the fourth time in seven years that IGT has been awarded a “significant” VLT contract by WCLC, following “competitive” procurements.

The Nevada-based firm has been providing its cabinets and content throughout the Saskatchewan VLT network since 1993, and it was in the Western Canadian province that its ‘The Price is Right’ VLT content made its national debut two years ago.

“WCLC is committed to providing our VLT players with engaging content and high-performing hardware that deliver the best possible player experiences in Saskatchewan,” added Eric Karmark, WCLC Vice President, VLT Gaming & Operations.

“The additional 720 VLT units and exciting new games from IGT speak volumes to that promise, and we look forward to enhancing the market with this deployment.”

Additionally, it has been detailed that the cabinets incorporate the Game to System (G2S) communication protocol, delivering features such as software download, remote configuration and software verification.

An embedded player user interface is also present, with all VLTs connected for WCLC to manage and control via the Intelligen central system.

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