Scientific Games Extends Minnesota Lottery Games Deal

Provision of instant lottery games to continue for another two years

Scientific Games Corporation has signed an extension of its contract with the Minnesota Lottery to continue as a provider of instant lottery games.

Under the agreement, the company will continue as the secondary instant game provider to the Minnesota Lottery for two additional years beginning July 1, 2014.

"The extension of our instant games contract with Scientific Games demonstrates that the games they design and produce have served as a great asset to our instant game portfolio," said Ed Van Petten, director of the Minnesota Lottery.

"From licensed brands to unique play action and prize structures, these games are among the favorites with players in Minnesota."

In addition to traditional instant games, Scientific Games also provides the Minnesota Lottery with its Sciplay e-commerce solution, which facilitates the sale of both draw games and e-Instant games via web and mobile channels.

In fiscal year 2013, the Minnesota Lottery generated more than $553 million in total retail sales, which included nearly $360 million in instant game products.

Attempts by the Minnesota Legislature to halt the state lottery from offering online games failed earlier this year when Governor Mark Dayton exercised his veto on the bill, citing a need for the Minnesota Lottery to embrace technological change (see previous InfoPowa reports).

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