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US lottery and gaming supplier Scientific Games has won a tender to provide new point-of-sale terminals to the state lottery of Saxony in Germany.

Through this new contract to provide retail lottery technology to Sächsische LOTTO-GmbH (Sachsenlotto), Scientific Games will launch 1,460 advanced terminals for lottery retailers throughout the state, also supplying associated software and maintenance services.

This new deal extends the relationship between Sachsenlotto and Scientific Games, which was first established in 1990. The lottery was formed through the merger of district lottery administrations of Chemnitz, Leipzig and Dresden that same year.

In 2015 Sachsenlotto generated US$343m in retail sales, with money raised used to fund drug prevention programmes, sports, culture, youth and welfare, as well as environmental projects in Saxony.

“We are convinced that this decision equips SACHSENLOTTO well for the future,” Sächsische LOTTO-GmbH managing director Siegfried Schenek said.

“It is another major step forward in meeting the requirements of the market to provide state-of-the-art technology for our valued customers and our important retail network in Saxony."

Scientific Games managing director for Germany Matthias Müller said he was honoured to have his company’s solutions selected by Sachsenlotto, maintaining its relationship with all sixteen of Germany’s state lotteries.

“The lottery is a valued, longtime customer and we look forward to implementing our next generation of advanced point-of-sale terminals and software throughout their retail network in our mission to provide players in the German state of Saxony with the best lottery experiences in the world,” Müller added.

Shares in Scientific Games Corporation (Co.Data) (NASDAQ:SGMS) closed down 1.82 per cent at USD$10.26 per share in New York yesterday (September 13th).