Scientific Games Corporation has signed a ten-year licensing deal to provide 5,000 video lottery terminals (VLTs) to Greek gaming operator OPAP.

The company will be one of four VLT suppliers to the operator, providing nearly a third of OPAP’s network of 16,500 VLTs across the country. 

Deployment is expected to begin in spring and conclude by the end of the year.

“We are proud to be chosen as one of the four suppliers to collaborate with OPAP in the installation and operations of VLTs in Greece," said Scientific Games president and CEO Gavin Isaacs. “We believe the selection of Scientific Games to provide a significant portion of the entire network reflects the value we expect to generate with the great entertainment experience that our VLT games and cabinets provide to players.”

Isaacs said that the company’s unique combination of content libraries allows the supplier to provide a suite of game that include the best of Bally, Barcrest, Shuffle Master and WMS branded content.

“We look forward to supporting OPAP in the successful launch and seamless operation of this important new business in Greece,” said Isaacs.

Last July, GTECH was appointed as the operator’s Central Information System provider for its VLTs project. No other VLT suppliers have yet been announced.

In total, OPAP has a licence for 35,000 VLTs across Greece, of which 16,500 will be installed and operated by the company through its network. Another 18,500 VLTs will be put up for tender to be installed and run by sub-concessionaires.

In related news, Scientific Games subsidiary Bally has been selected by Puerto Rico’s El San Juan Resort & Casino, A Hilton Hotel, for an array of systems and games products to upgrade and enhance the property's overall gaming and entertainment experience.

The casino is upgrading its back-end infrastructure including latest versions of the Bally SDS slot-management solution and CMP player-tracking system.

In addition, the operator has installed Bally Systems solutions including the Bally iVIEW Display Manager (DM), the Elite Bonusing Suite (including interactive second-chance bonus games), and the CoolSign media-management system among others.

“By leveraging these outstanding Scientific Games products, we're creating exciting new opportunities to add excitement to our casino floor and deliver more engaging multi-format marketing programs that help us attract and retain patrons,” said EL San Juan Resort & Casino general manager Olivier Maumaire. “We are very excited about this new partnership with Scientific Games."

As part of the technology upgrade, El San Juan Resort & Casino will also install 56 new Bally-branded slot games, including the Pro Series Wave cabinet and premium titles such as 88 Fortunes, Michael Jackson Wanna Be Startin' Somethin', The Magic of David Copperfield, TITANIC, and ZZ Top Live From Texas.

The operator is also installing Scientific Games' Shuffle Master Blazing 7s blackjack progressive side bet as part of its technology upgrades.

Scientific Games' will also provide ongoing IT, operational, and marketing support to the casino.

“We are thrilled to partner with El San Juan Resort & Casino in not only offering sophisticated systems solutions and entertaining games, but helping them exploit our solutions and create even greater business value through our industry expertise and deep consulting,” said Derik Mooberry, Scientific Games' CEO of Gaming.