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IGT Strengthens its Foothold in Saskatchewan with an Expanded VLT Presence Through a WCLC partnership

By Manny Wood.
Fact checked by Wilbur Thompson.

An agreement between Western Canada Lottery Corporation and IGT entails the deployment of 720 CrystalDual 27 VLTS.

The Western Canada Lottery Corporation (WCLC) has entered into a new agreement with International Game Technology (IGT), resulting in the purchase of numerous video lottery terminals. As per the terms of the fresh deal, IGT will supply 720 CrystalDual 27 VLTs to WCLC. Additionally, IGT will provide its CX game set of VLT content in Saskatchewan, featuring popular titles like 7’s Wild Gold, Big City 5’s, The Wild Life, and Thunder Stampede, as well as new games such as Cash Eruption Temple of Fire and Greenback Attack.

IGT describes the CrystalDual 27 VLT as a cabinet with two displays offering high-definition graphics. The cabinet boasts a top-notch audio package, ergonomic design, enhanced player interface, and even a mobile device charging port, all of which contribute to an exceptional player experience.

David Flinn, IGT Senior Vice President for Canada, South and Central America, expressed the company’s commitment to WCLC’s growth, emphasizing the quality of IGT’s content and cabinets for the Canadian market. Flinn mentioned the versatility and relevance of IGT’s CrystalDual 27, which has proven successful worldwide as a premium dual-screen VLT cabinet. He also highlighted IGT’s collaboration with WCLC to provide industry-leading content, including titles with the exclusive Canadian VLT wide-area-progressive feature, Vault Breaker.

This recent agreement marks the fourth time in seven years that IGT has secured a significant VLT contract from WCLC through competitive procurements. IGT has been supplying cabinets and content to the Saskatchewan VLT network since 1993. Notably, the Western Canadian province was the site of the national debut of IGT’s ‘The Price is Right’ VLT content two years ago.

Eric Karmark, WCLC Vice President of VLT Gaming & Operations, reaffirmed the organization’s commitment to delivering engaging content and high-performing hardware to VLT players in Saskatchewan. Karmark expressed enthusiasm for the additional 720 VLT units and the introduction of exciting new games from IGT, stating that it further enhances the market.

Furthermore, the cabinets are equipped with the Game to System (G2S) communication protocol, enabling features such as software download, remote configuration, and software verification. Additionally, all VLTs are connected to WCLC’s Intelligent central system, allowing for centralized management and control.