Gaming solutions provider Scientific Games has boosted its position in the Canadian national market by entering into a partnership with Atlantic Lottery Corporation (ALC).
Under the deal, Scientific Games will supply ALC with its AEGIS NGS lottery gaming system and internet-based Sciplay iLottery gaming system.
Implementation is expected to begin this month, with conversion to the new system due to be completed by next year.
Scientific Games will also provide ongoing operational monitoring and maintenance support beginning mid-2017.
Although the initial deal will only run of a five-year period, the agreement also includes extension opportunities that could take the relationship up to 15 years.
ALC operates on behalf of the Canadian government in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador, with the deal extending Scientific Games’ service presence to 70% of the provinces and all three territories in the country.
“We are delighted to continue innovating with Scientific Games to bring entertaining lottery games to Atlantic Canadian players through technology that both serves us today and leads us into the future,” ALC president and chief executive officer, Brent Scrimshaw, said.
“Our conversion to the AEGIS NGS and Sciplay systems will provide ALC with the opportunity to securely and responsibly grow through traditional retail channels, and now mobile, internet and emerging channels.”
Pat McHugh, senior vice-president, North American lottery systems for Scientific Games, added: “The combination of the AEGIS NGS gaming system and the Sciplay iLottery system will offer ALC a completely integrated technology solution and a deep entertainment portfolio of traditional and digital lottery games for players.
“ALC will be well-positioned to become an industry leader in multi-channel player engagement and promotions that can successfully grow their business.”
source : www.igamingbusiness.com