Scientific Games inks LOTTO Thüringe extension

Scientific Games has added a three-year extension to its deal with Germany’s LOTTO Thüringe which will see SG supply instant win games from 2021.

The agreement, which may be extended by one further year, will include SG’s value-added products and services including digital instant games, or ‘eInstants’.

Jochen Staschewski, LOTTO Thüringen CEO, said: “We look forward to continuing our successful partnership with Scientific Games and the sustainable growth of instant game revenues in Thuringia. This is one of the few lottery markets in Germany that continues to grow.

“Our growth is largely driven by instant products, therefore, we plan to further develop our portfolio of instant games sold at retail as well as offer our players digital instant games to enjoy at home and via mobile.”

The agreement between Scientific Games and LOTTO Thüringen has spanned over two decades, and currently services lotteries in all 16 states across Germany.

John Schulz, Scientific Games Senior VP of Instant Products, added: “We have offered LOTTO Thüringen instant game products with value adds that have proven ability to responsibly increase revenue for our lottery customers Scientific Games’ Strong Business in Germany Continues with New Instant Games Contract in Thuringia around the world.

“The potential of instant games, sold both at retail and online/mobile, is not fully realised in Europe however they are the biggest and most successful lottery product category in the U.S. and still growing.”

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