New Zealand National Lottery teams up with Scientific Games

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The New Zealand National Lottery has recently announced a new seven-year agreement with Scientific Games, which has been selected as the new systems’ technology provider for Lotto NZ, the national lottery in New Zealand. As part of its plans for future growth and digital game innovation, Lotto NZ will replace the existing core gaming system and online gaming system with a new fully integrated, next-generation technology that includes a lottery retail system, retail point-of-sale technology, digital lottery platform, and a digital content aggregation hub.

Under the new agreement, Scientific Games’ advanced SYMPHONY gaming system was selected to support Lotto NZ draw-based game’s engine, communications across its retail network, and more than 1,200 Contour retailer point-of-sale terminals and wireless ticket checkers. The digital lottery platform and the SG Content Hub will deliver online games including draw-based games, eInstant games from Scientific Games, and leading lottery-focused digital game studios from around the world.

positive iconChris Lyman, Chief Executive Officer for Lotto NZ, said, “Scientific Games commitment to providing engaging socially responsible and leading gaming technology with the customer firmly at its center was a great match for Lotto New Zealand’s values and the future focus of our business. We’re confident of a collaborative and successful partnership in the years to come and we are excited about getting started.”

Michael Conforti, President International at Scientific Games, believes that with a technology implementation that will responsibly drive its business to the next level, Lotto New Zealand will help maximize returns to New Zealand communities. “The company has provided secure retail instant scratch games to Lotto NZ for more than 30 years,” Conforti added.

The new agreement begins with the new systems go-live date and may be renewed for up to 12 years. Lotto NZ currently offers Lotto, Powerball, Strike, Bullseye, Keno, and Instant Kiwi retail and online. Each year, Lotto NZ transfers 100% of profits to the NZ Lottery Grants Board, which provides essential funding to thousands of community groups and organizations around the country every year for activities and projects. Since Lotto NZ was established as a Crown Entity in 1987, more than $5.5 billion in funding has been returned to New Zealand communities.

reputation iconOverall, Lotto NZ’s partnership with Scientific Games will play a significant role in the future growth of the national lottery, solidifying its position as a leader in the global lottery industry.

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