Turkey

Scientific Games lands Turkey National Lottery role

According to an industry source, Scientific Games has been selected to exclusively supply its lottery instant games, Wave retailer terminals and instant ticket validation system to the consortium selected by the Turkey Wealth Fund to run the Turkey National Lottery.

A joint venture (JV) between Italy’s Sisal and Turkish media giant Demirören Holding has secured the operating rights to the lottery for the next ten years, with Scientific Games reportedly on board as a key technology partner.

It is understood that the Sisal-Sans bid went effectively uncontested after rival bidders withdrew once the Turkey Wealth Fund upped its demands for a minimum annual contribution from TRY 7.5bn to 9.5bn.

The proposal from Sisal-Sans, in which Demirören holds a 51 per cent stake via its Sans Digital subsidiary against Sisal’s 49 per cent, came closest by guaranteeing a minimum annual contribution of TRY9.32bn (£1.37bn/$1.67bn/€1.49bn).

In addition to the instant games, retailer terminals and instant ticket validation system, Scientific Games will soon be launching a full, turnkey sports betting solution for the state-sponsored fixed-odds sports betting market in Turkey through a separate tender won by Demirören. It will be rolled out across more than 5,300 points of sale across both retail and online.

Scientific Games is to supply central system hardware and software, terminals and terminal software, as well as maintenance services and a risk management solution to support the retail operation.

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