US gaming and lottery supplier Scientific Games has signed an extension to its contract to supply instant lottery games and related services to the Colorado Lottery.

The supplier has agreed a three-year extension to its contract to 2011, continuing a partnership that dates back to 1983.

“Scientific Games has provided instant games for the enjoyment of Colorado Lottery players since we started doing business in 1983 with just one instant game,” Lottery director Laura Solano commented. “We look forward to three more successful years with Scientific Games.”

Scientific Games senior vice president of instant products John Schulz said that his company was focused on delivering long-term instant product revenue growth for the lottery to help boost income for the social and charitable causes it funds.

“We are honored to be their partner of choice and to have the opportunity to continue to provide the Lottery's primary instant game portfolio through this important contract extension,” Schulz added.

Scientific Games also supplies Colorado with lottery systems, although that role will be assumed by GTECH later this year under a new $70m deal.

Colorado was one of 13 US state lotteries to record a decline in sales in the first quarter of 2014, the latest period for which figures are publicly available, with sales down 4.5 per cent to S133.08m.

Despite this, lawmakers in the state have passed legislation banning the lottery from selling tickets online.

The legislation (HB 1142), sponsored by Representative Brian DelGrosso, was signed into law in April having been introduced in January.

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