Scientific Games, one of the largest gambling software and hardware developers in the world, has inked a five-year agreement to serve as the Connecticut Lottery’s primary instant games provider. As a result, the 40-year strong partnership between the Connecticut Lottery and Scientific Games has reached a new milestone.
The Las Vegas-based content and technology provider will implement the new gaming system for Connecticut’s state lottery in summer 2021 and serve as the primary provider for its instant games library. Connecticut ranks among the top 10 performing lotteries in the world per capita. The state now hopes to maximize profits as well as raise significant higher revenues for the state’s general fund.
Connecticut Lottery history
When asked about the agreement, Connecticut Lottery Corp. CEO Greg Smith said, “Scientific Games has a strong record of providing high-quality instant games and valuable recommendations for managing instant game portfolios for lotteries. We look forward to working closely with the Scientific Games team.”
The lottery has been in business for nearly 50 years. Since 1971, the US’s fourth state lottery has amassed more than $10 billion for public programs and causes.
Scientific Games will do more than provide the instant game titles through the Connecticut Lottery. It will also deliver marketing services, research and analysis to drive revenue and increase responsible gambling in the state.
Scientific Games’ deals
John Schultz, SVP of lottery instant products at Scientific Games, said the company is thrilled to deepen its Connecticut ties. On the topic of the newly finalized contract, Schultz said, “We are honored that the Connecticut Lottery has increased our role to primary instant games provider, and has placed its trust in Scientific Games as the best value and alignment for growth and maximizing profits for state programs. We look forward to helping the lottery achieve its goals for future growth.”
Other US-based lotteries have also seen the value in Scientific Games’ services. The company has reached deals with the California and Florida state lotteries within the last year.