IGT Lottery Blog

Beyond Plastic: The Payments Revolution

Payment Apps open on two mobile phones
Posted 08/16/2017 by Ailsa McKnight

Americans like their credit cards so much that even the smallest of purchases are now paid with plastic rather than cash. A survey of small purchases among U.S. adults in 2017 by CreditCard.com reveals that 17 percent of adults with credit cards use them in physical stores to buy items with a price tag of less than $5, up 11 percent from last year.

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In The Shoppable Universe, Every Touchpoint is an Opportunity to Buy

Interactive TouchScreen Display
Posted 08/09/2017 by Ailsa McKnight

With the proliferation of on-demand services redefining expectations of speed, there is a growing need among time-pressured consumers for a retail experience that is both efficient and convenient. In the near future, this will lead retail to move beyond omnichannel to become limitless. Consumers will expect everything, everywhere – from video content and social media to fitting room mirrors and virtual reality – to become directly shoppable.

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Finding Growth in a Mature Market

Lottery Game on Mobile Device
Posted 07/27/2017 by Tom Peterson

IGT’s Lottomatica continues to grow the highly competitive Italian lottery and gaming market through a unique understanding of its consumers and relentless innovation.

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IGT Hosts 2017 Retail Workshop

2017 Retail Workshop
Posted 05/26/2017 by Michael Roygaard

On May 10-12, IGT hosted its sixth annual Retail Workshop in Rome, Italy.

Once again, the event proved to be very successful, providing lottery retail and marketing managers an opportunity to meet with peers and colleagues to exchange retail learnings, case studies, insights, and developments. More importantly, it was the perfect forum to foster collaborative discussions with a view to sharing knowledge and the results of various initiatives within the industry.

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The Future of Retail

Future of Retail
Posted 04/26/2017 by Michael Roygaard

As Millennials replace Baby Boomers as the dominant shopper demographic, the retail landscape is fundamentally changing. Shoppers are now and will continue to be in the future, connected to devices and data, and move seamlessly between digital and physical channels.

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Lottery and the Cashless Consumer

Lottery Cashless Payments
Posted 04/19/2017 by Lisa Schiffer

The “cashless society” is an unstoppable global trend. Technological advances are transforming payment methods by offering a more streamlined experience to today’s demanding consumer, who now expects instant gratification, simplicity and convenience. IGT looks at the implications for the lottery industry.

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IGT Attends 2017 InComm Partner Alliance

Paul Riley
Posted 04/12/2017 by Paul Riley

IGT attended the 2017 InComm Partner Alliance at the end of March to represent the lottery industry.

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Declan Harkin Talks About The Future Of Retail

Declan Harkin
Posted 03/30/2017 by Ailsa McKnight

Declan Harkin, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, International, talks about IGT’s focus on innovation to lead the lottery industry’s future growth.

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