Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) (“Scientific Games” or the “Company”) today announced that the Company was awarded a new 10-year contract for lottery gaming systems and related services by the Kansas Lottery (“the Lottery”), which may be renewed by the Lottery for up to five years. Scientific Games’ contract for full facility management services is structured to maximize the Kansas Lottery’s profits, driven by the Company’s advanced lottery system platform, innovative products, and marketing services. The systems implementation is planned for July 2018. The Lottery’s current systems technology has been provided by another major lottery supplier since its inception 30 years ago.
Terry Presta, Executive Director of the Kansas Lottery, said “Our new gaming system from Scientific Games aligns with the Kansas Lottery’s goals and vision for the future, which places more emphasis on advanced technology to enhance the Kansas Lottery’s overall performance. We selected Scientific Games as a technology business partner because we believe their technology solution can enhance our player insights, game innovation and retail operations, and ultimately help us maximize profits for our state beneficiaries in Kansas.”
The new technology launched by Scientific Games in Kansas will feature the Company’s second deployment of WAVE X™ lottery retail terminals, part of its commerce-ready family of WAVE™ terminals and AEGIS®, the Company’s open-architecture gaming system proven in many of the most progressive lotteries worldwide. At its core, AEGIS includes SciTrak Ultra™, Scientific Games’ instant games inventory management system, andOrderCast™, the most accurate predictive ordering engine in the industry. In Kansas, Scientific Games will supply additional automated workflow fromAEGIS and ensure tight back office integration and flexibility with automated licensing and paperless claims. Additionally, Scientific Games will deploy itsInfuse™ in Kansas, an offering of products, services and expertise that help lotteries plan, predict, inform and innovate through the use of actionable business intelligence.
Patrick McHugh, Senior Vice President, Lottery Systems for Scientific Games, said, “We are honored the Kansas Lottery has chosen to switch to Scientific Games as their new gaming systems provider. Our technology, product innovations and very successful implementations in both U.S. and international jurisdictions is proving that Scientific Games is the business partner of choice to enable lotteries to maximize profits and serve their retailers and players with continually advancing convenience, flexibility and security.”
Scientific Games currently supplies the Kansas Lottery with instant games, as well as sales force management technology through its 2017 acquisition of Lapis Software Associates.
The Company provides games, technology, and services to more than 150 lotteries globally, including nearly every North American lottery.