Scientific Games’ 50-years of success creating games for Loto-Québec continues with contract extension
World-leading instant game entertainment for Loto‑Québec players are manufactured at company’s Montreal, Québec facility
LAS VEGAS and ATLANTA, January 12, 2021 – Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) (“Scientific Games” or the “Company”) announces that Loto-Québec has extended its existing seven-year instant games and hybrid lottery games contracts with the Company through January 31, 2022. Creating products designed to responsibly generate maximum revenues for lottery beneficiary programs worldwide, Scientific Games is a trusted supplier to Loto-Québec for more than five decades, recently celebrating the Lottery’s 50th Anniversary and employing generations of workers from the east Montreal area of Québec. Scientific Games, creates and produces games for Loto-Québec and four Canadian provincial lotteries from its Montreal, Quebec manufacturing facility.
“Scientific Games produced Loto-Québec’s very first instant game 50 years ago, and the tradition of our partnership will continue through this contract extension,” said Marie-Claudel Lalonde, Senior Director – Strategy and Marketing Communication for Loto-Québec. “Together, we have innovated creative games to entertain Québec players and generate funding for vital programs in the province.”
The Company currently provides most of Loto-Québec’s specialty games, and has designed and manufactured an estimated more than 4,500 instant games for Loto-Québec over the last five decades, including unique products such as Ultime, La Poule aux Oeufs d’Or, and Boîte à Bingo.
“Our entire team in Montreal looks forward to continuing to advance the Lottery’s game innovation for the enjoyment of Québec players with products driven by analytics and insights that are unmatched in the lottery industry,” said John Schulz, Senior VP Instant Products for Scientific Games. “We are also proud of our history as a manufacturing employer in the east Montreal community and the many talented residents who help produce Loto-Québec games for the company.”
In addition to manufacturing games for four Canadian provincial lotteries and the Interprovincial Lottery Corporation, the company’s Montreal facility produces games for lotteries in the U.S., France, Hungary, Australia and other countries.
Scientific Games is the world’s largest creator, manufacturer and services provider of lottery instant games, and the primary provider to 10 of the Top 10 performing instant game lotteries in the world. The Company’s products responsibly generate more than 70% of global instant game retail sales. Scientific Games provides games, technology and services to more than 150 lotteries around the globe, including nearly every North American lottery.
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Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) is a world leader in entertainment offering dynamic games, systems and services for casino, lottery, social gaming, online gaming and sports betting. Scientific Games offers the gaming industry's broadest and most integrated portfolio of game content, advanced systems, cutting-edge platforms and professional services. Committed to responsible gaming, Scientific Games delivers what customers and players value most: trusted security, engaging entertainment content, operating efficiencies and innovative technology. For more information, please visit scientificgames.com.
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