Scientific Games lands Pennsylvania truck stop contract

14 March 2019

Scientific Games has agreed a deal with Second State Gaming to install its Bally MultiConnect (BMC) software at 20 truck stop locations across Pennsylvania.

Due to go live this spring, the system will be installed on 100 games at 20 sites across the state, based on gaming licence approvals.

The planned launch follows Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signing a gambling expansion bill into law in October 2017, which paved the way for legal gambling at truck stops and airports.

The deal is the first systems contract awarded and the first deployment of BMC in the new truck stop route market.

“We are excited to see how the BMC product will give us a competitive advantage in the new Pennsylvania truck stop video lottery terminal (VLT) market,” Second State’s vice-president of operations, Jennifer Caruso, said.

BMC technology provides VLT management reporting tools for multi-site gaming operations and also consolidates data from any number of gaming locations into a single reporting system.

Bob Parente, senior vice-president and chief revenue officer at Scientific Games, added: “We are proud of our long-standing gaming partnerships in the State of Pennsylvania, and we are very excited to be the first to enter this new market with our systems offering.”

The news comes after Scientific Games last month reported a loss of $352.4m (£265.7m/€311.7m) for the year ended December 31, 2018.

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