Scientific Games Corporation has signed a three-year extension to its contract with the Delaware State Lottery to supply both lottery and central monitoring systems.
The extension, which will continue to provide for a range of services and support for draw-based lottery, keno, video lottery games and instant game pass-through transactions, will begin in February 2015.
The extension also calls for the installation of a minimum of 450 WMS multi-game video lottery terminals (VLTs) at charitable gaming organizations in Delaware. The VLTs will be monitored and controlled by the company's AEGIS central management system.
“Our successful partnership with Scientific Games has contributed considerable growth to the Delaware Lottery,” said Delaware State Lottery director Vernon Kirk. “We are excited that for the first time ever, licensed charitable gaming organizations across Delaware will now benefit from fan-favorite video lottery terminals with the added security and controls of a central monitoring system.”
In its results for the 2013 year, the Delaware State Lottery reported a record $47.5m in instant game sales, as well as a 9 per cent increase in draw game sales, driven by stronger sales of Powerball, Hot Lotto and sales from newly launched keno at select retailers.
“Starting with the first instant games in 1976, Scientific Games has been a trusted supplier to the Delaware State Lottery, delivering innovative games, technology and services,” said Pat McHugh, president of North American Lottery Systems for Scientific Games. “In late 2013, we also helped the Lottery successfully launch the first comprehensive iGaming system in the US.
“We are honoured to continue our long-standing relationship with the Delaware State Lottery with this contract extension and look forward to continued successes.”
Scientific Games’ chief revenue officer Brooks Pierce said that the agreement demonstrated the synergies the company envisioned with the acquisition of WMS, whereby Scientific Games can offer a wide variety of premium products and solutions across multiple distribution channels for its customers.
“By leveraging the expanded resources of our combined organization, we are able to provide the Delaware State Lottery with a comprehensive offering of instant, draw and keno games, a central management system, video lottery terminals, sports betting and iGaming to support the Lottery's continued growth,” said Pierce.