The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery will continue to offer players instant win games supplied by Scientific Games until August 2026, after the company agreed an extension to its existing supply contract.

Having signed a 10-year extension, Scientific Games will continue to provide the lottery with instant game design, planning and manufacturing services as well as a Cooperative Services Programme (CSP) for the management of instant game retail sales, warehousing, and distribution to 1,900 lottery retailers in Arkansas.

The supplier will also continue to provide additional services for the lottery’s players club, its Play it Again second chance and Points for Prizes programmes.

“Our CSP partnership with Scientific Games for instant game management has driven performance,” Arkansas Scholarship Lottery director Bishop Woosley said. “Together, we have worked to grow instant game sales and increase the number of scholarships awarded to Arkansas students.”

Woosley estimates the lottery will save millions of dollars and award thousands more scholarships over the life of the contract extension.

Scientific Games has served as the lottery’s primary instant game provider since it started in 2009, with these products now representing the highest percentage of total revenue of any lottery in the US.

“We are very proud of the work we have accomplished increasing both sales and profits of the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery’s instant games,” Scientific Games senior vice president of instant products John Schulz said.

“We sincerely value the trust the Lottery places in Scientific Games and our experienced product management teams with this contract extension and look forward to building upon our success to help create more funds for more student scholarships in Arksanas.”

Shares in Scientific Games Corporation (Co. Data) (NASDAQ:SGMS) closed down 8.73 per cent at US$7.53 per share in New York Thursday.

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