Scientific Games upgrades Lotto Bayern technology
Scientific Games has signed a new four-year systems technology agreement with long-time partner LOTTO Bayer, the state lottery of Bavaria in Munich, Germany.
The Lottery may extend the contract up to five additional years. Scientific Games will migrate LOTTO Bayern’s existing central gaming system to the Company’s advanced, new SYMPHONY™ technology over the next year. SYMPHONY is Scientific Games’ newest digital lottery business platform and games technology designed to support new channels and easily integrate third-party solutions through secure, open interfaces.
LOTTO Bayern becomes one of the first lotteries in the world to install the new self-contained SYMPHONY system. Scientific Games, Europe’s largest lottery technology and business solutions provider, also supplies retail technology, instant games, sports betting and other online services to LOTTO Bayern.
“For more than 25 years, LOTTO Bayern has trusted Scientific Games to provide best-in-class lottery products and solutions to serve its retailers and entertain players,” said Pat McHugh, Group Chief Executive, Lottery for Scientific Games. “Our new SYMPHONY open-architecture gaming system advances LOTTO Bayern’s operations and helps drive maximum profits for beneficiaries.”
With online/mobile sales and up to 3,500 licensed retail points-of-sale, state-owned LOTTO Bayern is the second largest of 16 German lotteries. The Lottery’s proceeds support many state programs including sports, welfare, monument protection and nature conservation.
“It’s important for Scientific Games to provide our lottery customers with market-driven, cloud-ready and ultra-reliable systems, like SYMPHONY,” said Matthias Müller, VP Sales & Marketing International Lottery Accounts for Scientific Games. “SYMPHONY accelerates time-to-market for new products and services while integrating new solutions to implement new games, providing LOTTO Bayern players with the latest state-of-the-art technology.”