Among the games the state lottery offers, two of its most popular come from Scientific Games – which serves as a primary reason why the deal has been extended between the two. After all, as the old saying goes, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
Jeff Anderson, Idaho Lottery Executive Director, said of the extension: “We are excited to continue our success with game innovation together and look forward to working with Scientific Games to expand our Idaho Lottery Scratch Game offering and ultimately drive more funding for education in our state.
“The Lottery will continue to collaborate with Scientific Games on game design and planning. The company’s broad portfolio features 4,000 instant scratch game designs annually and more than 100 licensed brands, including Monopoly, Slingo and The Wizard of Oz, which are favourites with Idaho players.”
Meanwhile, John Schulz, President of Americas and Global Instant Products, added: “We have a strong, innovative partnership with the Idaho Lottery and will continue to deliver high-performing scratch games for the enjoyment of players and the benefit of education in Idaho.
“Scientific Games is globally certified as a responsible gaming provider by the World Lottery Association and helps lotteries promote the responsible enjoyment of lottery games through its Healthy Play program.”
Scientific Games works with many state lotteries to provide instant and scratch games to bettors across the US; however, it also recently announced a deal to power Latvia’s national lottery through its AEGIS open architecture enterprise gaming system and Wave X retailer point-of-sale terminals.