- Outgoing UK National Lottery tech supplier IGT is demanding a multimillion-pound payment to facilitate the transfer of operations to Allwyn and Scientific Games.
- IGT estimates the changeover of software could take up to six months to be completed.
- The stand-off highlights the challenge presented by the first-ever transfer of operations of the lottery, whose 10-year contract running from 2024 onwards could generate up to £100bn in sales.
- Allwyn, the new operator, won the tender for one of the UK’s most lucrative procurement contracts.
- IGT is still pursuing a claim against the Gambling Commission over what it argues was a shoddily run procurement process.
Outgoing UK National Lottery tech supplier in stand-off with new operator
Outgoing tech supplier IGT demands payment to facilitate National Lottery handover to Allwyn and Scientific Games. Stand-off highlights procurement challenge.