Scientific Games Enters Five-Year Deal With German Lottery

Scientific Games based in Las Vegas has entered into a new five-year development partnership in Stuttgart with the lottery partner Baden-Württemberg Lotto.

The link-up will see the firm launch its Symphony gaming systems platform to provide support and maintenance from its European facility in Vienna, moving from its current system during the year.

In addition, Symphony will also allow Lotto Baden-Württemberg to deliver multi-channel functionality to its players and to respond more focused and targeted to their needs.

Scientific Games company chief executive Pat McHugh commented: “We thank Lotto Baden-Württemberg for its continued trust in our systems technology leadership with our new Symphony gaming system.

“We will continue to provide the best products that drive the most profits for our lottery customers, their retailers and players with technology that securely integrates all game entertainment product lines and offers operational efficiencies. Lotto Baden-Württemberg is the first state-owned lottery company in Germany to implement Symphony, demonstrating great trust in Scientific Games.”

With over 3,000 licenced retailers, the state-owned Lotto Baden-Württemberg is the third largest of 16 German state lotteries and produces approximately € 1bn n annual revenue, supporting good causes such as sports ventures, sculpture, protection of cultural heritage and other social programmes.

Matthias Müller, Sales and Marketing Vice-President for Scientific Games International Lottery Systems added: “Symphony is Scientific Games’ new digital business and games platform developed with a revolutionary architectural approach.

“It is designed to easily integrate third party solutions through its open interface. Symphony is a self-contained system that can be deployed more efficiently than other systems, which allows a faster implementation of market requirements.”

This latest deal for Scientific Games continues a busy week after debuting “the world’s first syndicated jackpots product for the online casino market.”

The company also increased its position on the Spanish market after 888 Holdings improved the production of their 888casino organisation through a new partnership with the company.