Scientific Games Corporation has amended its contract with the Loteria Nacional de Beneficencia of Panama (National Lottery of Panama) to launch the country’s first online lottery game.

The new title, Pega 3, is an online pick-three game that is scheduled to launch in June and follows the launch of instant games for the lottery in October last year.

Panama Lottery director Ricardo Brooks said the company continues to respond to player feedback in order to “deliver the excitement of lottery with a high level of trust and integrity.”

“The new game will complement our existing portfolio of products, particularly the new instant games that launched last fall,” Brooks added.

The lottery currently operates draw-based lottery games through a national network of 13,500 vendors.

Scientific Games’ president of North American lottery systems Patrick McHugh commented that consumers in Panama had embraced the instant games launched last year and said he expected a similar response to the new game.

“We see the Pega 3 online game as a new choice for players; it is the next step for the Lottery's expanding product portfolio and we anticipate that it will be well-received by players,” he said.

Shares in Scientific Games Corporation (Co.Data) (NASDAQ:SGMS) closed in New York Monday down 2.47 per cent at $11.85 pence per share.