Scientific Games and Germany’s Lotto Baden-Württemberg Celebrate Launch of SYMPHONY™ Lottery Gaming Systems Technology
New, Advanced SYMPHONY System Positions Lotto Baden-Württemberg to Sustainably Grow Lottery Retail and Online Channels, Adapt Quickly to Evolving Market
LAS VEGAS and ATLANTA – December 21, 2020 – Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) (“Scientific Games” or the “Company”) announce the official “go live” of its latest generation, advanced SYMPHONY lottery gaming systems technology. The new gaming system is now powering Lotto Baden-Württemberg (or the “Lottery”) and its network of more than 3,000 licensed retailers in Stuttgart in southwest Germany. SYMPHONY positions the Lottery to drive sustainable growth in retail and online channels, and bring new lottery games and services to market. The new system is currently supporting Lotto Baden-Württemberg’s full line of lottery products including Lotto 6aus49, EuroJackpot, GlücksSpirale, KENO, TOTO, Oddset sports betting, and a variety of instant games.
“As the first lottery worldwide to launch the latest generation SYMPHONY platform, we are leading the way for other lotteries in the industry to understand the importance of systems technology and third-party integration capabilities for future growth,” said Georg Wacker, Managing Director of Lotto Baden-Württemberg. “We are extremely pleased with our decision to continue collaborating with Scientific Games as our technology partner, and launch SYMPHONY as our next generation gaming system to support our retail and digital growth plans for the coming years.”
Scientific Games developed the new SYMPHONY lottery gaming platform with a self-contained systems architecture that securely and easily integrates existing technology infrastructure and third-party systems seamlessly across all product lines, expediting the lottery’s ability to respond to rapidly evolving consumer and retailer needs, and quickly bring new games and services to market in both retail and digital channels. This SYMPHONY implementation is our next generation solution built upon the modular architecture currently operational for Danske Spil and Norsk Tipping.
Pat McHugh, Lottery Group Chief Executive for Scientific Games, said, “Lotto Baden-Württemberg has demonstrated their trust in Scientific Games’ cloud-based, omni-channel technology and our sustainable growth expertise. We thank the Lottery and its leadership for its continued innovative vision to drive maximum, sustainable growth and profits.”
Scientific Games has provided Lotto Baden-Württemberg with technology since 1992 through legacy companies, and currently provides technology-based products and support from its world-class European lottery technology facility in Vienna, Austria. Lotto Baden-Württemberg and the Company’s technology teams worked throughout 2020 on the systems integration project, which was announced in January.
“We congratulate Lotto Baden-Württemberg on its decision to advance operations and be prepared for future challenges and positioned for sustainable growth,” said Matthias Müller, VP Strategic Sales & Marketing, International Lottery Accounts for Scientific Games, who helped lead the project.
“SYMPHONY is the right platform to support the Lottery’s strategic plans to shorten time to market for new products and services, integrate new gaming verticals, further develop retail and online channels, and integrate new technologies and partners. SYMPHONY supports all of these goals.”
State-owned Lotto Baden-Württemberg is the third largest of 16 German state lotteries and generates nearly €1 billion (Euro) in annual revenues, benefitting good causes including sports projects, art, cultural heritage preservation and other social programs.
Currently the largest lottery technology provider in Europe and the fastest growing in the U.S., Scientific Games is a provider to all 16 lotteries in Germany. The Company supplies games, technology and services to more than 150 lotteries in 50 countries, and sports betting solutions to 24 lotteries and numerous private operators.
About Scientific Games
Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) is a world leader in entertainment offering dynamic games, systems and services for casino, lottery, social gaming, online gaming and sports betting. Scientific Games offers the gaming industry's broadest and most integrated portfolio of game content, advanced systems, cutting-edge platforms and professional services. Committed to responsible gaming, Scientific Games delivers what customers and players value most: trusted security, engaging entertainment content, operating efficiencies and innovative technology. For more information, please visit scientificgames.com.
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