New York-listed gaming and lottery supplier Scientific Games has begun deploying a suite of new retail terminals for Lotto Berlin, after renewing its supply contract with the state lottery operator.
Through a six-year contract renewal agreed last year, Scientific Games will roll out the new machines, including tablet-based solutions, across Lotto Berlin's network of 950 retailers.
The supplier is to also provide the lottery with field and maintenance services, as well as retailer and lottery personnel training.
"This is a full rollout of more than 1,000 new lottery terminals to suit every type of retailer in our network, and we look forward to adding the tablet technology as well," Lotto Berlin chief executive Hansjörg Höltkemeier said. "The success of the initiative was made possible only through close cooperation with Scientific Games and our Lotto Berlin teams, and it is not comparable to a retail technology deployment for any other German lottery market thus far."
Scientific Games managing director for Germany Matthias Müller said: "When it comes to technology, we have differentiated Scientific Games from other providers based on our ability to deliver integrated products and solutions that meet the needs of every type of retailer, as we have demonstrated here with Lotto Berlin."
The supplier's senior vice president of global lottery systems and 2018 Hot 50 winner Pat McHugh added: "We are pleased to continue serving Lotto Berlin by deploying innovative technology across the retailer network that makes lottery games easier to sell and more convenient for players to purchase in any way they choose."
The agreement sees Scientific Games further consolidate its presence in the German lottery market, where it works with all 16 state lotteries in some form. It has worked with Lotto Berlin since 1996, and alongside lottery terminals also supplies the lottery with a central gaming system and instant games.
Shares in Scientific Games Corporation (NYQ:SGMS) closed at US$46.05 per share in New York Thursday.