Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) (“Scientific Games” or the “Company”) today announced that the Company has unveiled a new, advanced software security system and robotic technologies for lottery instant game security at its Alpharetta, Georgia instant game manufacturing facility, which produces and ships more than 70 percent of lottery instant games sold in the U.S.
The new, patented KDS360 software security system was developed through a series of advancements inKeyed Dual Security (KDS) technology systems, the foundation of Scientific Games’ instant games security.KDS360 extends the protection of an instant game from initial game data generation though the final delivery of the game to the lottery or its retailers, including the critical process of prize balancing.
Joe Bennett, Scientific Games’ Vice President of Operations for U.S. Instant Products, said, “There is no other instant game security technology like KDS360 available to protect lotteries and their players. This software system and robotic technologies are integral to game security and to Scientific Games’ ability to provide the most secure instant games in the marketplace.”
The KDS360 security system requires separate random number generation keys from multiple and independent parties to shuffle the prizes within a lottery instant game, and then further extends game security by shuffling games at the individual ticket level during the manufacturing process. The system includes the front-end security infrastructure (secured servers, algorithms, multiple keys and independent oversight), as well as the back-end robotic cells. The robotic cells ensure that each instant game meets or exceeds the lottery’s prize structure requirements and that the correct packs, cartons and pallets are securely delivered to the lottery or its retailers.
“Lottery instant games are fun and exciting for players, but Scientific Games also ensures that behind each ticket the Company produces lies a rock solid layer of security,” Bennett said.
Scientific Games’ Keyed Dual Security (KDS) technology systems continue to be the most sophisticated instant game protection available in the lottery industry. In 2014, the Company introduced KDS 3.0, which is rated as a superior security system by independent experts and lotteries around the world.
Scientific Games developed the world’s very first lottery instant game in 1974, and currently provides games, technology and services to more than 150 lotteries worldwide, including nearly every North American lottery.