Scientific Games Secures Turkey National Lottery Role

Published: 18th August 2019
Author: Joe Kizlauskas
Last Updated: 28th December 2022

According to an industry source, Scientific Games was chosen to supply the consortium chosen by the Turkey Wealth Fund to run the Turkey National Lottery solely with its lottery instant games, Wave retailer terminals and immediate ticket validation scheme.

For the next ten years, a joint venture (JV) between Italy’s Sisal and Turkish media giant Demirören Holding secured the lottery’s operating rights, with Scientific Games allegedly on board as a main technology partner.

It is recognized that the Sisal-Sans offer was efficiently uncontested once the Turkey Wealth Fund raised its requirements for a minimum annual contribution from TRY 7.5bn to 9.5bn after rival bidders withdrew.

Sisal-Sans ‘ proposal, in which Demirören holds a 51% stake against Sisal’s 49% through its Sans Digital subsidiary, came nearest by ensuring a minimum annual contribution of TRY9.32bn (£ 1.37bn/$1.67bn/€1.49bn).

In addition to immediate games, retailer terminals and immediate ticket validation scheme, Scientific Games will quickly launch a complete turnkey sports betting solution for Turkey’s state-sponsored fixed-odds sports betting industry through a distinct Demirören winning tender. It will be rolled out across over 5,300 retail and online points of sale.

Scientific Games provides main system hardware and software, terminals and terminal software, as well as maintenance services and a solution for risk management to support retail operations.

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