Scientific Games has added further depth to its global lottery portfolio after unveiling a new four-year systems technology agreement with its long term partner Staatliche Lotterieverwaltung, or Lotto Bayern.
The state lottery of Bavaria in Munich may extend the contract up to five additional years, with the group to see its existing central gaming system migrate to Scientific Games’ new Symphony technology over the course of the next year.
Symphony represents the gaming tech firm’s newest digital lottery business, designed to support new channels as well as permitting easier integration of third-party solutions.
“For more than 25 years, Lotto Bayern has trusted Scientific Games to provide best-in-class lottery products and solutions to serve its retailers and entertain players,” said Pat McHugh, group chief executive of lottery for Scientific Games.
“Our new Symphony open-architecture gaming system advances Lotto Bayern’s operations and helps drive maximum profits for beneficiaries.”
State-owned Lotto Bayern, the second largest of 16 German lotteries, boasts online and mobile sales as well as up to 3,500 licensed retail points-of-sale. Proceeds support many state programs including sports, welfare, monument protection and nature conservation.
“It’s important for Scientific Games to provide our lottery customers with market-driven, cloud-ready and ultra-reliable systems, like Symphony,” added Matthias Müller, VP of sales and marketing international lottery accounts for Scientific Games.
“Symphony accelerates time-to-market for new products and services while integrating new solutions to implement new games, providing Lotto Bayern players with the latest state-of-the-art technology.”