Scientific Games Partners with Lotto NZ to Be System Provider

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Scientific Games, a global leader in lottery retail and digital games, has announced a multi-year partnership with Lotto NZ to be a systems technology provider for the national lottery in New Zealand.

Scientific Games has signed a seven-year deal with Lotto NZ that starts when the system goes live, and there is a possibility of an extension of up to twelve years.

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Currently, Lotto NZ offers a portfolio of games that includes digital and retail versions of Lotto, Powerball, Strike, Bullseye, Keno, and Instant Kiwi.

Under the terms of the agreement, Scientific Games will supply its Symphony platform system for the Lotto NZ draw-based games, as well as supply over 1,200 point-of-sale terminals. The suppliers' SG Content Hub will power the Lotto NZ digital aggregation content hub to deliver online games.

Lotto New Zealand is a recognized leader in the global lottery industry, and we are committed to a technology implementation that will responsibly drive its business to the next level for the benefit of all New Zealanders. We are dedicated to helping Lotto New Zealand meet its goal of maximizing returns to New Zealand communities.

Michael ConfortiPresident of International for Scientific Games

Lotto NZ Looks for Growth and Innovation

The New Zealand lottery operator has recently stated it wanted to replace its previous online gaming system. It set several criteria that the new system provider must meet, including supplying integrated state-of-the-art technology with a lottery retail system.

Lotto NZ also stipulated that its new system should have an upgraded online lottery platform and a digital content aggregation hub as they look to the future potential of New Zealand's online gambling market.

Lotto NZ feels that Scientific Games is the ideal partner to achieve its aim of providing a system utilising next-generation technology.

Scientific Games’ commitment to providing engaging, socially responsible and leading gaming technology, with the customer firmly at its centre, was a great match for Lotto New Zealand’s values and the future focus of our business. We chose Scientific Games as a technology partner based on the company’s strong understanding of our goals, its range of integrated products and services that will help us reach our goals and its five decades of industry knowledge and experience.

Chris LymanChief Executive Officer for Lotto NZ

State Backed Lottery Contributes to Community

Lotto NZ is a state-operated national lottery and boasts that all of its profits are transferred to the NZ Lottery Grants Board. From there, the Board distributes funds to good causes and activities for the communities of New Zealand.

Since its inception as a state-run lottery in 1987, it is estimated that Lotto NZ has raised more than $5.5 billion in profits which have been directed to activities that benefit the communities of New Zealand.

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