Scientific Games has extended its contract with the Pennsylvania Lottery.
Earlier this week, Scientific Games announced it has secured a seven-year extension to its existing iLottery online and mobile games deal with the Pennsylvania Lottery.
Scientific Games was awarded the contract following a highly competitive procurement process.
What’s covered in the deal?
Under the deal, Scientific Games will continue to provide the Pennsylvania Lottery with iLottery technology, online and mobile games, and other services.
The new contract includes three one-year renewal options and covers implementation, maintenance, operation and support of all iLottery solutions and services. Scientific Games will also provide the state lottery with responsible gaming controls, resources to enhance player engagement and a suite of customer relationship management tools.
The contract will also include an affiliate program where Pennsylvania Lottery retailers will be compensated for every player, they sign up to the iLottery program.
Pat McHugh, Chief Executive Lottery for Scientific Games, said: “We thank the Pennsylvania Lottery for its trust in our iLottery technology, games and expertise to drive the most profits for programs benefitting older Pennsylvanians. Beyond the tremendous growth of instant and draw games, our iLottery partnership has generated significant incremental revenue. Scientific Games will continue to invest in innovation that keeps the Lottery relevant to consumers, and ultimately maximizes its returns to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.”
The Pennsylvania gambling market
Scientific Games launched the state’s online lottery platform in May 2018. In its first year of operation, total sales for online games amounted to $342m.
Outside of the state lottery, Pennsylvanians can play real-money online casino games and bet on sports at both land-based and online sportsbooks.
Online sports betting went live in Pennsylvania in May, when SugarHouse Casino launched its online sportsbook. The Keystone State is currently home to seven online sportsbooks which includes Unibet, DraftKings, FanDuel, SugarHouse, Rivers, Parx and Fox Bet.
Pennsylvanians currently have access to five online casinos including SugarHouse online casino, Hollywood online casino, Unibet online casino, PokerStars Casino and Parx online casino.