US gaming and lottery supplier Scientific Games Corporation has agreed a deal to deploy its upgraded AEGIS NGS central management system to the Western Canada Lottery Corporation (WCLC).

AEGIS NGS’ service-oriented architecture features an open platform designed to interface with multiple lottery distribution channels, including interactive, mobile, self-service terminals and multi-lane retail.

Scientific Games said that the system’s highly flexible functions can be enabled based on lottery and jurisdictional requirements. It is also iPad enabled for real-time performance management.

It will make its debut in 2015 with WCLC and be deployed across nearly 5,000 WCLC retailers. AEGIS NGS is an upgrade to the lottery’s current Scientific Games system.
 
“We believe that this upgrade to AEGIS NGS will allow us to securely support our current business requirements, as well as lead us into the future with opportunities to add new game content, add new sales channels and reach new players,” said Dani Pokornik, vice president, Information Technology at WCLC.

AEGIS NGS currently operates 15 systems for lotteries in Germany, France and Norway, and is scheduled to launch with two additional European lotteries this year.

“AEGIS NGS is a next-generation system we purposefully engineered from the ground up with an integrated architectural approach,” said John Donahue, managing director for Scientific Games International.  “AEGIS NGS is a ‘future-proof’ system for lotteries that offers incredible support for current business requirements as well as innovative features to help lead them strongly into the future. We are very excited to be launching it in North America with our longstanding customer, WCLC.”

The WCLC is a non-profit organization authorized to manage, conduct and operate lottery and gaming-related activities as agent for its members, the governments of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The Yukon Territory, Northwest Territories and Nunavut participate as associate members.

In related news, Scientific Games signed a contract to implement and support a central monitoring system for the New Mexico Gaming Control Board last week.

The company will provide the Scientific Games SGVideo Gaming Central Monitoring System which will monitor and control licensed video gaming terminals, located in five racinos and up to 70 non-profit locations. The contract was awarded through a competitive procurement process, has an initial term of four years and may be extended by the Gaming Control Board for up to four additional years.

“We were impressed by the proposed solution from Scientific Games. We felt that Scientific Games had a real understanding of our goals and initiatives and provided the best overall approach,” said Frank Baca, acting executive director/general counsel. “We believe the experience and systems technology from Scientific Games offer the best solution for the State.”

Brennen Lawrence, senior vice president of North American Gaming for Scientific Games, added: “Scientific Games is pleased to continue our longstanding relationship with the New Mexico Gaming Control Board by providing our SGVideo Gaming Central Monitoring System.

“Scientific Games continues to develop solutions that meet the changing needs of our customers. This system provides the powerful tools necessary for New Mexico to regulate gaming activity, evaluate financial positions and collect revenue.”

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