The New Hampshire Lottery Commission has announced its Intent to Award a contract to upgrade and maintain its gaming system and ticket sales terminals to INTRALOT USA, of Atlanta, GA. The contract is for six years with an additional four-year option. INTRALOT will be charged with sales of online games (such as Powerball or Tri-state Megabucks), sales and inventory of instant scratch games, and a communications system that will connect 1,250 lottery retailers to a central system. The contract begins July 1, 2010.
“We’re very pleased to announce this Intent to Award contract to INTRALOT USA, said Richard Campbell, chairman of the New Hampshire Lottery Commission. “We put all our applicants through a very rigorous vetting process. We found that INTRALOT scored overall highest during our review process for price and technology and will meet the lottery’s needs for the length of the contract. It’s good news for all our retail outlets and our players.”
This contract does not include the printing of instant scratch tickets. That separate contract is currently held by Scientific Games International. The initial term of the instant ticket contract is set to expire on June 30, 2010.
“Our players and retailers have come to expect a sophisticated gaming experience, so we ask a lot out of our vendor’s gaming system,” said Rick Wisler, Executive Director of the Lottery. “This system we believe will meet all expectations and provide for future growth and expansion.”
The current gaming vendor contract is held by Scientific Games International. The new pact with INTRALOT will be signed in the coming months, pending approval from the Executive Council. All of the Lottery’s approximately 1,250 online terminals will be replaced and upgraded. According to the RFP, the Lottery will start compliance testing the new equipment in the spring of 2010 and the full conversion must be completed by July 1, 2010.