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Costa Rica – La Junta de Protección Social extends Costa Rica lottery deal with IGT

By - 20 June 2023

IGT Global Services, in consortium with BOLDT Gaming, Consorcio GTECH Boldt Gaming, will continue operating and providing lottery technology to La Junta de Protección Social (JPS) in Costa Rica, via a new contract extension through August 2024.

“JPS, along with IGT and its consortium, offers exciting lottery draw games that engage our players and generate significant profits for Costa Rica’s social causes, helping to fulfill the Lottery’s mission,” said Esmeralda Britton González, President of the Board of Directors of Junta de Protección Social. “Through this contract extension, IGT will help us continue building on our positive impact in the community while we enhance the scope of our entertainment offerings to players.” 

“As the world’s largest lottery operator, IGT works closely with its consortium and JPS to manage the Lottery’s commercial initiatives and promotional activities,” said Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Global Lottery. “In 2022, these IGT-led activities solidified a dynamic year for JPS as it achieved double-digit sales growth. These strong lottery sales positively impact the Costa Rican economy by supporting 1,800 independent retailers and funding more than 500 social programs throughout the country.”

Under the terms of the extension, IGT and its consortium will continue to provide JPS with all aspects of a modern land-based lottery as it has been doing since the first JPS lottery ticket was sold in 2013. This includes lottery game development, high-performing technology, retail management and training, marketing execution, call center operations, field services and warehousing. 

As the global lottery market leader, IGT is the primary technology provider to eight of the world’s largest 10 lotteries and 16 of the world’s top 25 lotteries.

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