Scientific Games’ Turkish joint-venture Şans Girişim has successfully upgraded the IDDAA national sports betting program in Turkey.

Şans Girişim won the exclusive 10-year sports betting contract in Turkey in March, with a full turnkey sports betting solution now live across retail and through companies licensed to provide interactive sports betting.

Scientific Games has rolled out its central gaming systems technology and nearly 5,000 WAVE retail betting terminals, alongside six online live betting sites. The retail and digital sports betting solutions are fully traded by Scientific Games through its OpenSports managed trading services.

“The excitement surrounding our joint venture's win of the 10-year sports betting concession in Turkey, followed by a successful launch on schedule is everything we have been working toward the last several years,” said Scientific Games CEO Barry Cottle.

“Leveraging the unique combined strength of our Lottery and Digital teams, we have developed a market-leading, fully-integrated sports betting solution, and we are honored to be selected by Şans Dijital and the Government of Turkey to maximize profits through our sports betting program in one of the world's largest markets.”

Şans Dijital board member Sinan Oktay added: “We are celebrating the national launch of our retail and interactive sports betting program in Turkey. Our teams have collaborated very well on this important project.

“We value Scientific Games' commitment to maximizing returns to the Turkish government, and we look forward to our long-term partnership with one of the world's best gaming entertainment companies.”

Shares in Scientific Games Corporation (NSQ:SGMS) closed up 6.67 per cent at $19.36 per share in New York Thursday.

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