US gaming tech firm Scientific Games has extended its ongoing agreement alongside the Montana Lottery, ensuring that the group continues to be the sole scratch games provider until August 2022.

The Montana Lottery is praised as “one of the first lotteries to opt for strategic product enhancements from Scientific Games”, including specialty papers, finishes and inks like foil, holographic, MicroMotion, HD games, Sparkle, LuxVelvet and LuxTouch, in addition to products with more chances to play and win such as the two-sided Scratch My Back games.

“We are delighted to continue our innovation with Scientific Games on Montana Scratch games for two more years through this contract extension,” said Angela Wong, director of the Montana Lottery

“We look forward to strengthening our current Montana Scratch offering with more exciting new games that both entertain players and responsibly drive state funding to benefit all Montanans.”

Scientific Games has served as a provider to the Montana Lottery since its inception in 1987, and was selected as the sole primary instant games provider to help drive maximum proceeds to the state.

The Lottery’s proceeds assist the Montana STEM Scholarship Program and the General Fund which supports the majority of state government and programs.

“The Montana Lottery has always been a leader in launching scratch games that feature our newest manufacturing techniques and licensed brands,” added John Schulz, senior VP instant products for Scientific Games

“They are typically one of the first lotteries in the US to try innovative approaches to traditional instant games, and we are honoured by the trust they continue to place in our Company for more than 30 years.”