New York-listed Scientific Games has been awarded a new five-year contract to provide administrative systems technology to the Arizona Lottery.

The lottery’s administrative systems at its Phoenix headquarters will be integrated with the advanced gaming system and retail technology rolled out by Scientific Games in 2016.

"The Arizona Lottery trusts the innovative systems solutions that Scientific Games has customized for our business," said Gregg Edgar, executive director of the Arizona Lottery. "Integrating the lottery's administrative system with our new gaming system supports our objectives to continually improve productivity and accelerate responsible growth to increase our contributions to state beneficiaries."

As part of the new administrative system, the Arizona Lottery will benefit from a flexible back-office platform, a fully integrated suite of applications and a proven application architecture and platform.

"Scientific Games' systems technology makes it easier and more efficient for the Arizona Lottery to manage their business,” said Patrick McHugh, senior vice president, lottery systems at Scientific Games. “By integrating solutions from our recent acquisition of Lapis Software Associates, the enterprise system improves the lottery's engagement with retail partners, offers faster and more convenient experiences for Arizona players, including prize payments.

"The new enterprise system ensures the lottery's visibility, control, and financial auditing continue to operate with the highest level of efficiency and integrity," he said.

Scientific Games also provides the lottery with lottery instant games and a second chance program.

Shares in Scientific Games Corporation (NSQ:SGMS) closed in New York Wednesday up 1.71 per cent at $41.65 per share.

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