PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND – (June 14, 2007) – GTECH Printing Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lottomatica S.p.A., announced that the Rhode Island Lottery has chosen the Company for instant-ticket printing services, under a secondary three-year contract, commencing July 1, 2007. The contract also provides for three one-year extension options, and is the result of a competitive procurement. Under the terms of the contract, GTECH will receive 20 percent of the Lottery's total instant-ticket orders. GTECH's instant-ticket printing subsidiary, Creative Games International (CGI), will manufacture the tickets at its printing facility in Plant City, Florida.
“This is a great start for us to service the Rhode Island Lottery in a broader capacity, and to be evaluated as a high-quality, instant-ticket supplier in a competitive environment,” said Ross Dalton, GTECH Senior Vice President of Printed Products and Licensed Content. “This award in our home-state of Rhode Island is the first successful contract bid in the U.S. since GTECH acquired CGI, and we look forward to building upon this success as a foundation to win future instant-ticket contracts both in the U.S. and abroad.”
GTECH Corporation has provided lottery technology and services to the Rhode Island Lottery since 1978. GTECH subsidiary CGI has been providing instant-ticket printing services to the Rhode Island Lottery since 1997.
GTECH is a leading gaming technology and services company, providing innovative technology, creative content, and superior service delivery. Lottomatica is one of the world's largest commercial lottery operators and a market leader in the Italian gaming industry. GTECH and Lottomatica together create a fully integrated lottery operator and gaming technology solutions provider – a combined company with worldwide scale, considerable financial strength, and industry-leading customer solutions. Lottomatica is majority owned by De Agostini, which belongs to a century-old publishing, media, and financial services group. Lottomatica is publicly traded on the Italian Stock Exchange (LTO), and in 2006, had more than €1.7 billion in revenues and 6,000 employees in over 50 countries when combined with GTECH.