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PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND (US) – September 7, 2012 – GTECH Corporation has launched the Lottery Developer Network (LDN), an entirely new game development program which lays the foundation for significant advancement within the lottery industry. As the industry’s first open development platform, the LDN enables casual and social game developers to develop games that can then be offered for real-money gaming on government regulated lottery platforms.

“The most powerful aspect of the LDN is that it will open up interactive game development to a much wider group, including other lottery vendors and commercial content providers, to offer truly new opportunities and attract light, lapsed, and new players to lottery eInstants,” said GTECH Product Marketing Vice President Paul Riley.

In the past, casual and social game developers were not able to distribute their content to lotteries, due to closed platforms and strict regulations. The LDN solves this issue for game developers by including everything that a developer needs to create innovative games including documentation, design templates, user forums, and Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).

“Anyone who owns a smart TV, or a media streaming box, or even a modern game console will have numerous applications that are available to the consumer. The applications are available because the providers of these services published APIs that allowed developers to embed that functionality in these net-enabled appliances,” continued Mr. Riley. “The LDN will bring that same level of presence to lottery products through significantly increased volume and new content variety.”

Once a developer completes the design of a game on the LDN, GTECH puts the game through rigorous quality assurance testing, certifying compliance with industry and lottery requirements, including strict adherence to lottery security standards. Qualified games are then added to the game market, a centralized game content library, which will house all the games. This game market is similar to today’s popular app stores. With the game market, lotteries will now be able to “check out” a game – its odds, price structure, prize payouts, etc. – and then quickly get the game launched for live cash wagering.

“ The LDN lets GTECH do what it does best in terms of guaranteeing uncompromising system integration, geo-filtering, and geo-location, while opening the previously locked doors of game development to the full spectrum of game content providers.” said GTECH President and CEO Jaymin B. Patel. “The launch of the LDN is yet another example of how GTECH is providing innovative solutions to the lottery industry and increasing collaboration both within and outside of our industry.”

“This initiative is a manifestation that fosters lottery industry collaboration in order to create fun and exciting games that will attract new, different, and potentially younger adult players,” said GTECH Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Connie Laverty O’Connor.

eInstants is an exciting new product, and the LDN is a revolutionary game development and distribution platform. The opportunity to diversify game portfolios, broaden player bases, and generate increased revenues for lotteries’ good causes will be driven by contributions from diverse content developers.

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GTECH develops the first-ever mobile commerce lottery app in the United States

In addition to purchasing lottery tickets, players can check the latest jackpot amounts and winning numbers; find the nearest Illinois Lottery retailer; view a history of online and mobile purchases; and manage personal spending limits. Players receive an email notifying them of a win for any tickets purchased online or through the app, and cash prizes under $600 are deposited directly into the player’s Illinois Lottery online account.

PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND (US) – February 5, 2014 – GTECH, the technology and central gaming systems provider to Northstar Lottery Group, LLC, the private manager of the Illinois Lottery, has developed the United States’ first-ever mobile commerce lottery app for the Illinois Lottery. The app allows players within the state boundaries to purchase Powerball, Mega Millions, and Lotto tickets using their Apple or Android devices. The app is accessible through the Apple iTunes store for iOS, and from the Illinois Lottery website, www.illinoislottery.com, for Android users.

In addition to purchasing lottery tickets, players can check the latest jackpot amounts and winning numbers; find the nearest Illinois Lottery retailer; view a history of online and mobile purchases; and manage personal spending limits. Players receive an email notifying them of a win for any tickets purchased online or through the app, and cash prizes under $600 are deposited directly into the player’s Illinois Lottery online account.

“The lottery industry is quickly evolving into the interactive space and GTECH is ensuring lotteries stay at the forefront of this movement with the development of the mobile app, a first-of-its-kind in the United States,” said GTECH Senior Vice President of iGaming Matteo Monteverdi. “Since its launch, the Illinois Lottery Official App has been downloaded more than 37,000 times and sales from the app in the past week now account for nearly 10% of Internet sales for Powerball, Lotto, and Mega Millions. This also serves as a meaningful reference point for other lotteries in the U.S. to follow as they consider mobile gaming.”

GTECH incorporates safeguards into the app to align with the Illinois Lottery’s commitment to responsible gaming and geo-location services are applied to verify a player’s location to assure that wagers are being made within the state borders.

The Illinois Lottery, under the management of Northstar, a GTECH-led consortium, became the first lottery in the United States to allow Illinois residents to purchase lottery tickets via the Internet in March 2012. In September 2013, Illinois Lottery players were the first in the country to purchase lottery tickets with their smartphones via a mobile website, and now players can enjoy another first by having a streamlined and engaging experience via an Apple or Android App.

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