Nov 05, 2015
LAS VEGAS and ATLANTA – November 5, 2015 – Scientific Games Corporation (“Scientific Games” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: SGMS) today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Scientific Games International, Inc. (“SGI”) was awarded a new contract to provide an integrated lottery gaming system to the Arizona Lottery (the “Lottery”). Under the contract, the Company will provide facilities management services for the Arizona Lottery’s central computer systems, software, data center operations, retailer telecommunications network, retail point-of-sale and player self-service technology and peripherals, in-store digital advertising content system, mobile applications and marketing services as well as technical and marketing staff support. The effective date of the agreement is August 31, 2015 and will remain in effect for five years after the date on which the Company completes installation, and obtains the Lottery’s acceptance of the gaming system.
The Arizona Lottery’s five-year contract with Scientific Games, which was awarded after a competitive procurement process, will replace a competitor’s system and is expected to begin on or about August 31, 2016 and may be extended by the Lottery for up to an additional five years. The Lottery’s total retail sales were $750 million (USD) in fiscal year 2015.
Arizona Lottery Executive Director, Tony V. Bouie, said, “The Arizona Lottery has aggressive growth goals. Scientific Games, as an industry leader in innovation, gives us the best opportunity for significant retail sales growth in an ever-changing environment.”
Scientific Games began providing instant games to the Arizona Lottery at the Lottery’s inception in 1981 and has provided instant games and licensed properties to the Lottery throughout the years. The Company proposed a comprehensive suite of innovative products and services that focus on supporting the Arizona Lottery’s strategic plans to meet evolving consumer needs and maximize total lottery sales and profits in the coming years.
Pat McHugh, Senior Vice President, North American Lottery Systems for Scientific Games, said, “The Arizona Lottery has worked hard to establish a very strong brand with consumers in the state for more than three decades. Under our instant products contract with the Lottery, Scientific Games has been a part of their remarkable success growing instant games sales in Arizona. We appreciate the continued trust in our products and services, and we look forward to also innovating with the Lottery on their draw game portfolio to help drive total sales and maximize profits for the Lottery and their retailers.”
Scientific Games provides products, technology and services to more than 150 lotteries worldwide, including North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
About Scientific Games
Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) is a leading developer of technology-based products and services and associated content for worldwide gaming, lottery and interactive markets. The Company’s portfolio includes gaming machines, game content and systems; table games products and utilities; instant and draw-based lottery games; server-based lottery and gaming systems, sports betting technology; loyalty and rewards programs; and interactive content and services. For more information, please visit us at www.scientificgames.com.
About Arizona Lottery
The Arizona Lottery operates entirely from the revenue it generates through the sale of its products; it doesn’t receive aby General Fund dollars from the State. Proceeds from sales of Lottery tickets – nearly $3.4 million per week, fund a variety of state programs. Since July 1981, the Arizona Lottery has paid out more than $6.2 billion in prizes to players, more than $3.3 billion in net funding to the state and more than $735 million in commissions to retailers. Learn more at ArizonaLottery.com.
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Additional information regarding risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated in forward-looking statements is included from time to time in our filings with the SEC, including the Company's current reports on Form 8-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and its latest annual report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 17, 2015 (including under the headings "Forward Looking Statements" and "Risk Factors"). Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made and, except for Scientific Games' ongoing obligations under the U.S. federal securities laws, Scientific Games undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.