SG Secures 4-Year Ohio Lottery Contract

By Ben Hamill - December 16 2019

Scientific Games has announced itself to be the lucky beneficiary of a 4-year contract deal awarded to it by the Ohio Lottery Commission. The deal involves Scientific Games supplying to the National Lotto its full-house instant game management solutions package, which focuses mainly on instant-win scratch cards.

Scientific Games announced the awarded deal by means of a recent weekday press release but did not offer any details concerning the financial side of things. Scientific Games did however reveal certain details concerning the extent and nature of the services and products that it will be supplying to the Lottery operator according to the provisions of the deal, as well as having confirmed that the latest agreement between it and the Ohio operator is essentially an extension of an existing deal, what with SG having served the operator for the past 4 years.

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More Services To Be Added

The latest contract will however ensure that additional services and products are added on and supplied by Scientific Games. These include portfolio management, game development and also the administration of logistics.

Scientific Games has in the meantime said that the new partnership is made possible by the Scientific Games Enhanced Partnership model and that it (SG) is looking forward to build on its existing partnership with the operator, having worked closely with the State Lottery for quite some time already.

Scientific Games Senior Vice President John Schulz elaborated some on the personal feelings of all involved and said that he was particularly happy to announce that the real beneficiary of the partnership between SG and the State Lottery operator is the state’s public education system. Schulz said that the local education system will be benefiting in awesome ways from Scientific Games helping to grow State Lottery profits by way of its (SG’s) improved business analytics.

Major Installations Ahead

The extended most recently-announced contract involves the supply and delivery of some brand-new services and products. These include the future installation of the operator’s SCiQ inventory management systems at some 300 of its approved retail stores and outlets.

The system has been in circulation since last year already but has to date only been installed at a portion of the stores approved by the operator as official vendors. The system is mainly focused on ticket security and works by displaying the player’s game of choice on a digital display screen before dispensing the ticket, so that the retailer may hand over the ticket to the player.

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