The gaming giant Scientific Games has been retained by Iowa Lottery to provide its gaming systems for an additional two years, and its instant games contract for an additional year.
SG will continue to power Iowa’s lottery systems and point-of-sale technology at nearly 2,400 retailers, as well as provide instant, draw and fast play games. The Lottery experienced a record year for sales and proceeds to the state, with retail sales of $366.9 million in 2016.
Terry Rich, Chief Executive Officer, Iowa Lottery, said, "We appreciate the working relationship we have had with Scientific Games over the last 20 years. We've produced a record of innovation, consistent delivery, and most importantly, increased returns to our state beneficiaries."
The Iowa Lottery's total retail sales have grown nearly 13% in the last year, providing record funding for state programs including new recreation areas, veteran affairs, agriculture, tourism, and research at Iowa universities.
Pat McHugh, Senior Vice President, Global Lottery Systems for Scientific Games, said, "The Iowa Lottery's long history of integrity, thought leadership and spirit of innovation shines through in everything they do. The Lottery's management team has applied strategic business practices to driving responsible growth, and we are honoured to provide the technology powering their efforts. These contract extensions represent the Iowa Lottery's confidence in our technology, games and services."