International Game Technology PLC (“IGT“) publicized its re issuance of their certification for the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) Standards Initiative (NSI) certification program in Quality Assurance. The Company was first certified in the NSI certification program for Quality Assurance in 2009.The certification program, which is functioned and supervised by The Open Group in partnership with NASPL, ensures that quality management processes have been audited and that IGT has demonstrated conformance to the NSI Certification Program Conformance Requirements documents QA Development Process 1.0 and QA Requirements Definition for Merchants 1.0. IGT is listed as recertified for QA Development and QA Requirements Definition until June 2021. Recertification is required every two years.
To achieve this recertification, IGT showcased a pilot project for the California Lottery that marked a first for the State. While it can require up to six weeks for the lottery to process prize claims over $600, the project enabled claims under $1,000 to be paid out by check at the Sacramento District Office on the same day the claim is made. The project also encompassed enhancements across several systems.
“IGT is proud to once again demonstrate our commitment to quality through our voluntary participation in this NASPL recertification,” said Rachel Barber, IGT Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. “As a result, our North American lottery customers can be confident that IGT’s technology solutions adhere to industry best practices and conform to rigorous specifications.”
IGT is one of three lottery vendors to be certified; four NASPL member lottery jurisdictions are verified under the NSI practices.
The Open Group is a global consortium that enables the achievement of business objectives through technology standards. Its diverse membership of more than 700 organizations includes customers, systems and solutions suppliers, tool vendors, integrators, academics, and consultants across multiple industries.
IGT is the standard-bearer in gaming industry. They empower players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Digital and Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of premium content, substantial investment in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence, operational expertise and leading-edge technology, their gaming solutions anticipate the demands of consumers wherever they decide to play.