Lottery News

New York-listed Scientific Games Corporation has successfully rolled out a new gaming system for the Kansas Lottery.

The technology project began more than two years ago, with the new gaming system part of the lottery’s strategic plan to responsibly increase revenue for the state and its beneficiaries. It replaces systems technology provided by IGT since the lottery's inception 30 years ago.

"We are excited to confirm that our new gaming system from our new technology partner is officially 'live' across our network of 1,700 retailers," said Terry Presta, executive director of the Kansas Lottery. "Our partnership with Scientific Games supports the lottery's mission to responsibly grow revenue for the state of Kansas with new and enhanced products and services.

“Our players will delight with new game experiences, and our retailers will benefit from a variety of operational efficiencies from the technology innovation."

Scientific Games has introduced new retail point-of-sale terminals and other in-store equipment that offer convenience and speed-of-service to players.

Kansas players have access to a portfolio of draw games, as well as a new electronic virtual race game Racetrax, which offers the thrill of horseracing and the payout and prizes of a Keno game.

"We are thrilled to welcome the Kansas Lottery to the Scientific Games' systems family,” said Pat McHugh, senior vice president of Global Lottery Systems for Scientific Games. “The new enterprise gaming system and related services from Scientific Games will help the Lottery achieve the strategic goals it set to maximize returns to State of Kansas programs.

"We are honored to be the provider of choice to help the lottery grow over the next decade and serve its players and retailers by continuously integrating the industry's most innovative game content, products, and technology."

Shares in Scientific Games Corporation (NSQ:SGMS) closed up 5.25 per cent at $32.05 per share in New York Wednesday.