TORONTO, ON – Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has selected IDEMIA Identity & Security France SAS (IDEMIA) to replace and update OLG’s existing Lottery terminals and network in retail stores, following a competitive procurement process.
“Replacing and updating Lottery terminals will help improve the way OLG connects with customers in a responsible way,” said Greg McKenzie, OLG’s Chief Operating Officer. “It’s part of OLG’s plan to ensure our technology is responsive to changing market expectations. New terminals will allow OLG to add more products and provide a better retail experience for customers, while delivering enhanced features for retailers.”
“IDEMIA is proud to work once again with OLG and provide them with the next generation of camera-based Lottery Terminals,” said Philippe Larcher, Deputy General Manager for Citizen Identity & Public Security activities at IDEMIA. “IDEMIA has a worldwide experience and the ability to implement, integrate, and maintain leading-edge solutions in the lottery and gaming industry. To date, more than 60,000 units of ELITE-Terminal have been sold worldwide, showing strong success for this ground-breaking technology.”
In addition to replacing and updating the terminals, IDEMIA will also be responsible for maintaining the new terminals and managing the corresponding telecommunications network.
OLG will ensure the new terminals will uphold integrity features to ensure the right prize is paid to the right person. OLG will work closely with its retail partners to ensure a seamless transition between the old and new terminals. OLG will work with IDEMIA over the next 18 to 24 months on an implementation plan and customers could begin to see the new terminals in retail locations as early as summer 2019.
IDEMIA is collaborating with Rogers Communications Canada Inc. as the Telecommunications Network Services Provider and with NCR Canada Corp. as the Lottery Terminal Support and Maintenance Services Provider. IDEMIA was formed in 2017, when Safran Identity & Security (Morpho) and Oberthur Technologies joined forces. OLG has selected Morpho in the past to manufacture and supply terminals for retail locations in the province.
IDEMIA is registered with the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario to do business in Ontario.
IDEMIA, the global leader in Augmented Identity for an increasingly digital world, has the ambition to empower citizens and consumers alike to interact, pay, connect, travel and vote in ways that are now possible in a connected environment. Securing our identity has become mission critical in the world we live in today. By standing for Augmented Identity, we reinvent the way we think, produce, use and protect this asset, whether for individuals or for objects. We ensure privacy and trust as well as guarantee secure, authenticated and verifiable transactions for international clients from Financial, Telecom, Identity, Public Security, Gaming and IoT sectors. OT (Oberthur Technologies) and Safran Identity & Security (Morpho) have joined forces to form IDEMIA. With close to $3 billion in revenues and 14,000 employees around the world, IDEMIA serves clients in 180 countries.
OLG is a crown agency that develops world-class gaming entertainment for the Province of Ontario. Acting in a socially responsible way, OLG conducts and manages land-based gaming facilities; the sale of province-wide lottery games; PlayOLG Internet gaming; and the delivery of bingo and other electronic gaming products at Charitable Gaming Centres. OLG is also helping to build a more sustainable horse racing industry in Ontario. Since 1975, OLG has provided nearly $47 billion to the people and Province of Ontario to support key government priorities like health care; the treatment, prevention and research of problem gambling; and support for amateur athletes. Each year, proceeds from OLG’s operations also support host communities, Ontario First Nations, lottery retailers and local charities across the province.
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