Scientific Games signs regional lottery deal in Germany

14 May 2020

Scientific Games expanded its partnership with German state lottery Lotto Thüringen, to provide instant win titles from 2021.

Scientific Games has worked with Lotto Thüringen for more than two decades and currently serves all 16 state lotteries in Germany.

The three-year contract, covering digital instant win titles, comes with a one-year extension option. 

“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,” Lotto Thüringen chief executive Jochen Staschewski said.

John Schulz, senior vice president of instant products at Scientific Games, added: “We have offered Lotto Thüringen instant game products with value adds that have proven ability to responsibly increase revenue for our lottery customers 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 US and still growing.”

Last month, Scientific Games also signed a four-year extension to its technology contract with long-term partner Staatliche Lotterieverwaltung (Lotto Bayern), the state lottery of the German state of Bavaria.

Scientific Games this week revealed a 13.0% decline in revenue to $725m in the first quarter, while losses increased to $159m as the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) hit the business in terms of lower revenue and higher impairment costs.