New York-listed Scientific Games has been awarded a new ten-year contract to replace rival IGT as the Kansas Lottery’s new technology partner.

Scientific Games will begin implementing its lottery gaming systems and related services in July 2018, replacing current technology which has been provided by IGT since the lottery’s inception 30 years ago.

The ten-year contract for full facility management services also includes the option to renew for a further five years. 

"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,” said Terry Presta, executive director of the Kansas Lottery.

“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 will feature Scientific Games’ second deployment of WAVE X lottery retail terminals, and AEGIS, the company's open-architecture gaming system.

"We are honored the Kansas Lottery has chosen to switch to Scientific Games as their new gaming systems provider,” said Patrick McHugh, Scientific Games senior vice president, Lottery Systems. “Our technology, product innovations and very successful implementations in both US 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 already supplies the Kansas Lottery with instant games, as well as sales force management technology through its recently acquired Lapis Software business.

Shares in Scientific Games Corporation (Co. Data) (NYQ:SGMS) closed in New York Thursday down 0.23 per cent at $44.00 per share.

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