US lottery and gaming supplier Scientific Games Corporation has announced a full extension of its contract with the Delaware Lottery for a further three years beginning February 1st 2015.
The three-year extension will see Scientific Games continue to supply instant lottery games as well as design, marketing, management and distribution services.
The supplier will also continue to provide Cooperative Services Program (CSP) services including instant game design, marketing services, warehouse management, inventory control and retail distribution.
Delaware Lottery director Vernon Kirk said: “Scientific Games has been a trusted supplier to the Delaware Lottery since our first instant game in 1976 and we are pleased to extend this successful relationship. The extension enables us to continue delivering games that Delaware players find entertaining and that help our retailers grow sales as we fulfill our mission to return maximum contributions to the State of Delaware's General Fund.”
John Schulz, Scientific Games’ senior vice president, Instant Products, added that the firm was “honoured” to continue to provide Delaware players with an entertaining instant product portfolio and to continue its partnership with the Delaware Lottery.
“Our collaboration to ensure the right instant games are on sale at the right time with the right retailers has resulted in a 6.8 per cent increase in their instant product category in fiscal year 2014, and 24 per cent increase over last four fiscal years. We look forward to three more successful years.”
Fiscal year 2014 was a record year for the state lottery, with $50.6m in instant games sales alone.
Shares in Scientific Games Corporation (Co. Data) (NASDAQ: SGMS) closed at $11.09 in New York in trading Thursday.