New York-listed gaming and lottery supplier Scientific Games has signed a long-term contract extension to provide instant games to the Kentucky Lottery Corporation.

Under the the new eight-year agreement, Scientific Games will provide the lottery with a selection of instant games, including popular titles Bluegrass Blowout, Wild 8s, and the newly released Folding Money Doubler, Big Money and Big Blue/Big Red 8s.

In addition, Scientific Games has also been selected to provide its Cooperative Services Programme (CSP) for full management of the lottery’s instant games and its network of nearly 3,000 retailers.

“We have strategically chosen to extend our instant games contract with Scientific Games due to their track record of providing quality games, support and strategic planning for our instant game portfolio,” said Tom Delacenserie, president of the Kentucky Lottery Corporation. “The addition of the Cooperative Services Program allows us to build on the success of our instant games.

“Scientific Games’ product solutions and advanced logistics will enhance our ability to plan, manage and distribute our instant games in the most efficient manner possible across our retailer network – and ultimately help us increase revenues for the Commonwealth of Kentucky.”

John Schulz, senior vice president of instant products at Scientific Games, added: “We look forward to eight more years of growth for the Kentucky Lottery’s instant products through our trusted relationship with the lottery’s instant game and marketing teams.

“Combining our 40 years of knowledge of instant products and lottery consumers with the lottery’s highly experienced team, it’s a win-win that will get even better with the addition of our full category management Cooperative Services Program, which will include our SciTrak instant game management system.”

Shares in Scientific Games Corporation (NSQ:SGMS) closed in New York Friday up 1.27 per cent at $52.00 per share.