Georgia will be seeing more of Scientific Games Corporation after the firm extended its contract to supply the state’s instant ticket lottery. The five-year extension means that the contract now runs until 2018 and Scientific will continue to take a cut of instant ticket retail sales for their revenue. On signing the deal, Georgia Lottery Corporation President and CEO Margaret DeFrancisco, said, “Given today’s economic climate and the need to continue developing new revenue initiatives, the timing of the extension makes good business sense to effectively maximize revenue for the HOPE Scholarship and Pre-K programs in Georgia.”
Under the deal Scientific will continue to supply the tickets themselves and related services to the Georgia Lottery Corporation. That extends to game design, marketing, warehousing and distribution.
“The Georgia Lottery Corporation has grown to become one of the top performing lotteries in the world and boasts the second highest per capita instant ticket spend of any lottery,” said Jim Trask, President of the Printed Products Group for Scientific Games Corporation.
Not wanting to be left out, Ohio announced a two-year extension to the contract it holds with Greek firm Intralot. Under the terms of the deal, Intralot will supply existing equipment to the Ohio Lottery whilst adding additional products to facilities in the state. Ohio Lottery’s Interim Lottery Director, Dennis Berg said, “We are very pleased with Intralot’s deployment of state-of-the-art gaming equipment in Ohio over the past biennium. We look forward to our continued partnership and believe the contract represents excellent value for the State of Ohio.”
Intralot employs around 200 people in the state and many of these are at their manufacturing facility in Mason. That location is responsible for manufacturing the machines that vend tickets for the lottery.