IGT Signs The Voice Gaming License for Lottery

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IGT Signs The Voice Gaming License for Lottery

LONDON, U.K. – Sept. 12, 2017 – IGT has signed a multi-year licensing agreement with Talpa Global B.V., granting IGT the exclusive property licensing rights to the The Voice brand in the lottery category.

The agreement grants IGT the rights to develop and distribute The Voice lottery games globally. IGT has the rights to distribute instant scratch games, pull-tab games, traditional online games, instant online games, monitor games, interactive games, and mobile games. In conjunction with the instant games, IGT will also develop comprehensive marketing programs to support The Voice lottery games that will include a second chance promotion, an entertaining, interactive social media component, and travel packages to Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Premiering in Holland in 2010, The Voice quickly became a global sensation. With 65 versions of the show airing in over 180 countries to date, The Voice is now the #1 talent competition on TV with over 500 million viewers worldwide. The show’s internationally recognizable logo, sound effects, and show icons—the chair, big red button, and “I Want You” sign—make this property an easy choice for lotteries around the globe.

“IGT is excited to partner with Talpa to create a suite of The Voice lottery games and experiences,” said Michael Chambrello, IGT CEO, North America Lottery. “We are committed to creating a robust, multi-channel, and multi-jurisdictional program for the lottery community by extending this compelling and iconic brand across all available platforms and territories.” “We are looking forward to partnering with IGT to achieve great levels of success in the lottery industry. We believe IGT has the expertise, experience, tools, and technology needed to deliver innovative and entertaining The Voice content to lottery consumers across multiple product categories,” said Pim Schmitz, Talpa CEO. The Voice scratch games are available to IGT customers now.

About IGT IGT (NYSE: IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Interactive and Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of premium content, substantial investment in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence, operational expertise and leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions anticipate the demands of consumers wherever they decide to play. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has over 12,000 employees.

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