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GTECH launches lottery developer network

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. — GTECH Corp. has launched the lottery developer network, a game development program, which it says "lays the foundation for significant advancement within the lottery industry."

The gaming subsidiary of Rome's Lottomatica Group SpA described its LDN project as the lottery industry's first open-development platform.

The platform enables casual and social game developers to work to build games on their own, which can later be offered for real-money gaming on official and regulated lottery platforms.

"The most powerful aspect of the LDN is that it will open up interactive game development to a much wider group, including other lottery vendors and commercial content providers, to offer truly new opportunities and attract light, lapsed and new players to lottery eInstants," GTECH Product Marketing Vice President Paul Riley said in prepared remarks.

Previously, casual and social game developers were unable to use their work in the lottery field due to closed platforms and strict government regulations. According to GTECH, the LDN solves these issues by including everything a developer could need to create a lottery game, including documentation, design templates, user forums and application programming interfaces.

"Anyone who owns a smart TV, or a media streaming box, or even a modern game console will have numerous applications that are available to the consumer," said Riley. "The applications are available because the providers of these services published APIs that allowed developers to embed that functionality in these net-enabled appliances."

"The LDN will bring that same level of presence to lottery products through significantly increased volume and new content variety," Riley added.

According to GTECH, once a designer submits a game on the LDN, the company puts the program through rigorous testing to make sure it adheres to lottery security standards. Once a game is approved, it will be added to the "game market," which is similar to Apple's App Store or Android's Google Play market.

On the game market, "lotteries will now be able to "check out" a game — its odds, price structure, prize payouts, etc. — and then quickly get the game launched for live cash wagering," said a GTECH release announcing the creation of LDN.

"The LDN lets GTECH do what it does best in terms of guaranteeing uncompromising system integration, geo-filtering, and geo-location, while opening the previously locked doors of game development to the full spectrum of game content providers." GTECH President and CEO Jaymin B. Patel, said in prepared remarks.

"The launch of the LDN is yet another example of how GTECH is providing innovative solutions to the lottery industry and increasing collaboration both within and outside of our industry," added Patel.

The lottery developer network is currently operational and will be fully live at the World Lottery Summit in Montreal from Sept. 9-12.

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Posted: September 11, 2012, 2:11 pm - IP Logged

I wonder why GTECH has a lottery developer network? What is GTECH stand for?

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    Posted: September 11, 2012, 3:42 pm - IP Logged

    I wonder why GTECH has a lottery developer network? What is GTECH stand for?

    Truth, justice, and the American way.

     

    Check the State Lottery Report Card
    What grade did your lottery earn?

     

    Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
    Help eliminate computerized drawings!

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      Posted: September 11, 2012, 4:19 pm - IP Logged

      wow , just wow.

      what they are saying is, that they are fresh out of ideas on making  good lotto games. but  they are opening up their   API for creative people to develop a better game.

      the better games will then be on the open market for state lottery orgs to  chose from and offer to their costomers.

      its not so much i want to play some lotto,  ill go to app store and see what games are on offer.

       

      i like the idea because we all here think we can " dream a better lotto  game "

      this is offering  the opportunity to the skilled few to actually get that dream lotto  a reality.

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      JAN -$48.50;  FEB  -$77.5; MAR -$18.05;  APR -$96.05 MAY -$61.10; JUN $-85; JUL $-88.90; AUG -$144.10;  SEP - $127.30;

      yearly grandtotal1181.2      won=375.15   profit=-$806.05
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        Posted: September 11, 2012, 5:21 pm - IP Logged

        I wonder why GTECH has a lottery developer network? What is GTECH stand for?

        Georgia Tech?

        I'm a University of Georgia alumnus, so there might be some rivalry-related feelings there.

        Today's winning 3-ball is going to be a number between 000 and 999.

        In a lot of states, lotteries benefit education. That makes the REAL winners the only people who can't play!

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          Posted: September 11, 2012, 7:02 pm - IP Logged

          I thought gtech was short for gaming technology.

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            Posted: September 11, 2012, 10:38 pm - IP Logged

            I wonder why GTECH has a lottery developer network? What is GTECH stand for?

            This could mean "Gateway Technology"??

            GOOD LUCK EVERYONE

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              Posted: September 12, 2012, 12:00 pm - IP Logged

              Does this mean i can make money for shooting zombies.

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                Posted: September 12, 2012, 6:29 pm - IP Logged

                Does this mean i can make money for shooting zombies.

                theres an app for that.

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                JAN -$48.50;  FEB  -$77.5; MAR -$18.05;  APR -$96.05 MAY -$61.10; JUN $-85; JUL $-88.90; AUG -$144.10;  SEP - $127.30;

                yearly grandtotal1181.2      won=375.15   profit=-$806.05
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                  Posted: September 13, 2012, 11:14 am - IP Logged

                  This is nice, lottery systems and platform will be improved somehow.


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                    Posted: September 13, 2012, 11:16 am - IP Logged

                    This is nice, lottery systems and platform will be improved somehow.

                    I Agree!

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                      Posted: September 13, 2012, 4:59 pm - IP Logged

                      I thought gtech was short for gaming technology.

                      The "Georgia Tech" post was a joke. I know it's not they.

                      Today's winning 3-ball is going to be a number between 000 and 999.

                      In a lot of states, lotteries benefit education. That makes the REAL winners the only people who can't play!


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                        Posted: September 13, 2012, 5:00 pm - IP Logged

                        The "Georgia Tech" post was a joke. I know it's not they.

                        No No 2500 demerits.