Las Vegas-based Las Vegas-based Scientific Games has announced that it will be renewing its partnership with the Connecticut Lottery Corporation (CLC) which will enable them to continue to provide their expertise in instant games.
The CLC decided to extend a new five-year contract to Scientific Games, making them their main instant games vendor for the foreseeable future.
Scientific Games is now set to increase their instant game presence for the lottery agency, as part of agency’s initiative to increase their profits and contribute more to Connecticut’s General Fund.
Scientific Games’ partnership with the Lottery is around 40 years strong. In addition to instant games, Scientific Games also provides them with retail and systems technology.
The Connecticut Lottery was created in 1971 and was the fourth state to launch the lottery in America. The agency has since contributed over $10 billion of its revenues to various state causes and programs.
Greg Smith, Connecticut Lottery CEO expressed his confidence with the extended partnership deal they signed with Scientific Games. According to Smith, extending their partnership made financial sense due to the Scientific Games robust record for developing popular instant games, as well as their competence and experience in helping lottery agencies manage their portfolios more effectively. Smith said that he and the CLC look forward to working with Scientific Games as their primary instant games partner.
John Schulz, the SVP for Scientific Games’ Lottery Instant Products stated that they were honored to attain primary instant games provider status for the Connecticut Lottery. Schulz remains confident that CLC’s trust will be rewarded with growth and more funds for Connecticut’s programs.
Creator of Instant Games in America
Scientific Games is generally considered the creator of the instant game industry in the U.S. The vendor was the first company to market a secure retail instant game locally in 1974 and was also the first to create a digital instant game in 2014.
Scientific Games’ renewed partnership with the Connecticut Lottery also involves the provider helping them grow their instant game revenues by offering their marketing and research expertise to the Lottery’s 2,800 retail branches.
Scientific Games is currently on a roll. Just days before their announced extension with the Connecticut Lottery, the provider won a 10-year contract with the Iowa Lottery to create and maintain a brand new gambling system for the state. The new system will be utilized to power the Iowa Lottery, as well as the 2,400 retail locations spread across Iowa.