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SG agrees instants management deal with Ohio Lottery


Scientific Games has signed a four-year extension to its partnership with the Ohio Lottery, which will see it manage all elements of the operator’s instant scratch off games business.

Through the what it calls the Scientific Games Enhanced Partnership (SGEP), the supplier will provide an integrated range of games, products and managed services. This will include its latest generation SciTrak Ultra instant game management tools.

Scientific Games will also deploy its SCiQ intelligent instant game eco-system to 300 approved Lottery retailers across Ohio.

This will be complemented by services such as game development, portfolio management, inside sales, advanced logistics for warehousing and distribution, and retailer optimization.

“We are proud to continue working with the Ohio Lottery to manage its portfolio of instant games from start to finish through the Scientific Games Enhanced Partnership,” Scientific Games’ senior vice president, lottery instant products, John Schulz, said.

“Led by business analytics, this new partnership will help grow profits for the state’s public education system, which is the real beneficiary of this new contract.”

Scientific Games also currently provides the Ohio Lottery with instant games and related services such as licensed properties and second-chance games online and on mobile. Scientific Games has managed the Lottery’s instant games since 2015.

In October, Scientific Games also signed a five-year extension to its digital sports betting and online gaming agreement with Canadian provincial lottery operator British Columbia Lottery Corporation.

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