signed a product sale contract to supply Canada's Manitoba Lotteries with a new video central system.

Gtech expects revenue of about U.S. $8 million from the deal.

Under the terms of the contract, Gtech will replace the lottery's existing video central system with the company's Enterprise Series video central system. Gtech's central system will monitor the security and integrity of about 5,500 video lottery terminals in the network.

Gtech will also provide Manitoba with about 650 internet protocol-ready video site controllers, which will link the VLTs to the central system and provide validation of winning receipts and printing of retailer reports.

Manitoba will also receive video central system software support and maintenance for a five-year period.

"We're pleased to have established a partnership with our newest Canadian customer, the Manitoba Lotteries Corporation, to provide a state-of-the-art video lottery central system to ensure they continue offering high-quality gaming entertainment in Manitoba," the company said.

Gtech expects the new video central system to be operational by April 2007.

The shares of the company were trading at $34.65, down 2 cents.

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