Scientific Games Corporation announced it has signed a contract with the Atlantic Lottery Corporation to provide a lottery gaming system and internet-based iLottery gaming system. The Company is responsible for developing and implementing its AEGIS NGS lottery gaming system and Sciplay® iLottery system for ALC, as well as providing ongoing operational monitoring and maintenance support beginning in mid-2017. Implementation is expected to begin this month, with conversion to the new system in 2016. The five-year contract, awarded by ALC after a competitive procurement process, includes extension opportunities up to 15 years, for a total of 20 years. The contract extends Scientific Games' gaming technology service presence to 70 percent of the provinces and all three territories in Canada.
"We are delighted to continue innovating with Scientific Games to bring entertaining lottery games to Atlantic Canadian players through technology that both serves us today and leads us into the future," said Brent Scrimshaw, President and Chief Executive Officer of Atlantic Lottery Corporation. "Our conversion to the AEGIS NGS and Sciplay systems will provide ALC with the opportunity to securely and responsibly grow through traditional retail channels, and now mobile, internet and emerging channels."
ALC operates the gaming business on behalf of the governments of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador. With this new contract, ALC will replace its current lottery gaming system with a next generation gaming system and iLottery platform that will support its retail and internet gaming channels with advanced functionality and services. The open-architecture of the new system offers flexibility, scalability and speed to market for new products.
"The combination of the AEGIS NGS gaming system and the Sciplay iLottery system will offer ALC a completely integrated technology solution and a deep entertainment portfolio of traditional and digital lottery games for players," said Pat McHugh, Senior Vice President, North American Lottery Systems for Scientific Games. "ALC will be well-positioned to become an industry leader in multi-channel player engagement and promotions that can successfully grow their business."
McHugh said that Scientific Games has provided iLottery and internet-based loyalty solutions to 20 World Lottery Association members, beginning in 2001 with Germany's Lotto Bayern. The Company's Sciplay system is currently the leading iLottery, lottery loyalty and lottery player subscription service technology in the U.S. with implementations in Arkansas, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, and most recently, North Dakota.
Scientific Games began its nearly 40 year relationship with ALC in 1978 as the Lottery's instant game provider. The Company currently provides ALC with instant games and licensed properties and has supplied the Lottery's gaming systems technology since 2001.