NEW SCIENTIFIC GAMES TECHNOLGY TO POWER GERMANY’S LOTTO BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG
SYMPHONY™ Gaming System Will Advance Lottery’s Operations and Drive Maximum Profits
LAS VEGAS and ATLANTA – January 8, 2020 – Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) (“Scientific Games” or the “Company”) has finalized a new five-year technology agreement with lottery partner Lotto Baden-Württemberg in Stuttgart in southwest Germany. The Company will launch its advanced, new SYMPHONY gaming systems technology, migrating the gaming system it currently provides over the next year. Scientific Games will provide Lotto Baden-Württemberg software support and maintenance from its world-class European technology facility in Vienna, Austria.
Pat McHugh, Group Chief Executive, Lottery for Scientific Games, said, “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 licensed retailers, state-owned Lotto Baden-Württemberg is the third largest of 16 German state lotteries and generates almost €1 billion (Euro) in annual revenues, benefitting good causes like sports projects, art, cultural heritage preservation and other social programs.
Matthias Müller, Vice President Sales & Marketing for Scientific Games International Lottery Systems, said, “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.”
Müller said the open SYMPHONY design will empower Lotto Baden-Württemberg to offer its players multi-channel functionalities and respond to their needs in a more focused and targeted way than ever before.
Currently the largest lottery technology provider in Europe and the fastest growing in the U.S., Scientific Games provides games, technology and services to more than 150 lotteries in 50 countries around the globe.
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