Scientific Games Corporation has announced the successful launch of a new gaming system for Kansas’ state lottery, over two years after initial plans for the “complex technology project” first began.

Via the fresh link-up it is hoped that Kansas Lottery will be well positioned for “continued success in the next decade,” and is “tied to the lottery’s strategic plan to responsibly increase revenue for the State of Kansas and its beneficiaries”.

Terry Presta, executive director of the Kansas Lottery, explained: “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.

“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.”

Building upon its already existing agreement, which sees the provision of instant games and sales force management technology, players can now seek out new retail point-of-sale terminals.

Users within the state can utilise an extensive portfolio of draw games, in addition to its new electronic Racetrax virtual race game, offering “the thrill of horseracing and the payout and prizes of a Keno game”.

All Kansas Lottery retailers offer Racetrax, including more than 300 locations where players can watch the races on TV monitors.

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

“We are honoured 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.”