Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa, the Portuguese national lottery operator, has signed a deal with IGT subsidiary IGT Global Solutions Corporation (SCML).
Following a procurement process, IGT’s Retailer Vue lottery terminal will be introduced in Portugal. By 2023, up to 7,200 terminals are expected to be delivered.
Jay Gendron, COO of IGT Global Lottery, stated: “In today’s ever-changing lottery landscape, IGT must provide SCML with high-performing solutions that meet current and future market needs.
“We look forward to continuing our partnership with SCML and the global debut of our new terminal, which will benefit the lottery, its retailers, and players while driving maximum sales growth and charitable contributions.””
To read playslips, winning tickets, identification cards, and mobile phones, the Retailer Vue terminal employs a 13.3-megapixel camera.
The terminal eliminates the need for additional hardware, lowering barriers between players and clerks by freeing up counter space, and it supports contactless transactions.
The terminal is also compatible with in-store advertising displays, allowing for integrated promotions and jackpots at the point of sale. The touchscreen interface improves transaction speed and efficiency by allowing players to interact directly with the terminal.
IGT operates over 475,000 point-of-sale lottery terminals in various jurisdictions around the world. Despite this, IGT’s Q2 financial results showed a loss in global lottery income, which fell 11% year on year to $648 million.
This result came amid a disappointing overall fiscal quarter, with total revenue falling 2% year on year.
However, IGT’s global gaming performed well, totaling $330 million, representing a 21% increase.