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Loto-Québec teams up with IGT on lottery product vending machines


January 18, 2017
By Canadian Vending

London, U.K. – IGT Global Solutions Corporation will install 100 of its new Gemini Touch lottery product vending machines in Loto-Québec locations, replacing the current instant ticket vending machines.

IGT Global Solutions Corporation (IGT) is a subsidiary of International Game Technology PLC.

“IGT’s Gemini Touch machines will allow us to offer products to our players, with the added convenience of a cashless payment feature and a secure age verification tool to support responsible gaming,” said Lynne Roiter, Loto-Québec’s acting president and chief executive officer, in a news release from IGT. 

“We’ve had a longstanding partnership with Loto-Québec and are excited to now introduce the Gemini Touch to the Canadian market,” said Jay Gendron, IGT Senior Vice President, WLA North America Lottery, in the release. “The Gemini Touch machines incorporate the most advanced technology and superior user experience design to ensure optimal sales that will help the Lottery contribute maximum revenues to good causes.”

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Gemini Touch is IGT’s most sophisticated self-service solution, featuring a 42-inch, high-definition, customizable touch-screen display. The machines provided to Loto-Québec will include cashless payment functionality and an age verification feature that scans driver’s licences. In the future, they may also be equipped to sell draw games and sports games. The machines will be installed in 100 locations throughout Quebec in the summer of 2017.

IGT has supported Loto-Québec with products since 1999. Over the years, IGT has also provided the Lottery with its video lottery central system, approximately 12,000 video lottery terminals and games, and casino slots and interactive games as well as the Canadian Bingo Network and Canadian Poker Network.