International Game Technology has received recertification for the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) Standards Initiative (NSI) certification program in Quality Assurance.
The certification program, which is operated and managed 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 Vendors 1.0. IGT is listed as recertified for QA Development and QA Requirements Definition until June 2021.
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 included enhancements across several systems.
The NASPL-defined best practices are intended to provide both lotteries and vendors with simple, documented, and approved methods for ensuring quality in the software and requirements development processes. The Company was first certified in the NSI certification program for Quality Assurance in 2009. Recertification is required every two years.
“IGT is proud to once again demonstrate our commitment to quality through our voluntary participation in this NASPL recertification,” said Rachel Barber, 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.”