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New York-listed supplier Scientific Games has entered into an agreement with Second State Gaming to install its video gaming terminal (VGT) software at truck stop locations throughout Pennsylvania.

The supplier will provide its Bally MultiConnect (BMC) management reporting software on 100 games at 20 truck stop locations across the state, with the new system expected to going live in Spring.

The agreement with Second State Gaming is the first systems contract awarded and the first deployment of BMC in the new truck stop route market. It follows recently signed legislation in Pennsylvania which allows a major expansion of gambling throughout the state to include truck stops and airports.

“We are proud of our long-standing gaming partnerships in the state of Pennsylvania, and we are very excited to be the first to enter this new market with our systems offering," said Bob Parente, senior vice president and chief revenue officer at Scientific Games.

"As the leader in gaming systems and route operations throughout North America, Scientific Games is best poised to support this emerging market, as well as other jurisdictions, with products that will enhance the bottom line. We look forward to working with Second State Gaming to effectively manage their gaming route operations."

Second State Gaming is pending licensing as a terminal operator by the Pennsylvania Gaming Board which will allow the company to operator VGT’s in licensed establishments throughout the state. It has been focused on truckstop gaming since 2012 through sister company B & B Amusement of Illinois, which operates in over 60 locations across Illinois.

"We were thoroughly impressed by Scientific Games' existing presence in the state of Pennsylvania and their commitment to their systems customers," said Jennifer Caruso, vice president of operations at Second State Gaming. "We are excited to see how the BMC product will give us a competitive advantage in the new Pennsylvania truck stop VLT market."

Shares in Scientific Games Coporation (NSQ:SGMS) closed down 2.38 per cent at US$22.60 per share in New York Wednesday.