New York-listed lottery and gaming supplier Scientific Games has rolled out its Keno game across the Pennsylvania Lottery’s retail network.

The quick-draw lottery game is now available to players in more than 9,400 retail locations throughout the state, including convenience stores and food and beverage locations.

"The Pennsylvania Lottery is a highly valued customer, and we have a long history of investing in highly successful games, technology, and services that generate the highest possible returns for the Commonwealth," said Pat McHugh, senior vice president of global lottery systems for Scientific Games. "Our consistent and innovative work together has resulted in one of the highest performing lotteries in the world."

"Scientific Games is pleased to provide Keno games at retailers to support the lottery's mission of funding programs for older Pennsylvanians," he continued. "We are committed to quickly delivering new products and technology that meets our customers' requirements and our own stringent protocols for quality and security."

The launch is part of a technology partnership agreed between the supplier and the state lottery to enhance and modernise the lottery’s offering to generate new funding for older Pennsylvanians.

In 2016, Scientific Games helped the Pennsylvania Lottery introduce secure cashless lottery purchases at retail counters and self-service through a technology solution directly integrated with the lottery's gaming system.

The solution was the first in the US lottery industry to be certified by the Payment Card Industry (PCI), providing Pennsylvania players with a safe and convenient way to pay for lottery games at retail without cash.

In addition to serving as the Pennsylvania Lottery's longtime technology provider, Scientific Games' legacy company also produced the lottery's first instant game in 1975.

Shares in Scientific Games Corporation (NSQ:SGMS) closed in New York Monday up 2.99 per cent at $62.05 per share, having set a new 52-week high of $62.80 per share earlier in the day.

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