USA – It has been announced today that Scientific Games and Abacus Solutions have struck a partnership deal on a ‘secure solution’ for lottery tickets and instant game tickets to be purchased at checkout lanes in supermarkets.
Scientific Games Corporation’s products include computerized and mechanical slot machines, table games, iGaming and iLottery products, instant lottery games, lottery gaming systems, terminals and services among others.
The deal will see the introduction of convenient ticket purchasing for lottery and instant games in the checkout lane with maximum profits for ‘vital programs funded by government lotteries, including health and welfare, senior citizens, veterans, education, the environment, and infrastructure.’
Abacus Solutions is a global provider of IT infrastructure hardware and services, offering customised network, server, storage and cloud services.
The firm, which has a significant penetration in supermarkets and big box stores, is a lottery technology partner that securely connects lottery systems technology directly through a retailer’s point-of-sale technology.
Chief executive officer of Abacus Solutions Simon Butler commented on the deal:
“Our research shows that in grocery stores in particular, only 5% of shoppers visit the area of the store where the lottery terminal is located and games can be purchased. The Abacus technology enables draw-based lottery tickets and instant games to be purchased at any retail point-of sale-terminal, and dramatically increases valuable lottery terminal foot-print in stores at a minimal cost. Our partnership with Scientific Games is a significant and exciting step forward, enabling Abacus technology with our retail partners to offer huge growth opportunities for lotteries and their beneficiaries.”
The integration with the third-party solution from Abacus using their unique Fusion Platform® will enable secure, in-lane lottery sales through Scientific Games’ new SCiQ® retail technology system and AEGIS™ lottery draw game systems technology, allowing shoppers to purchase instant and draw games at the checkout. Abacus has more than 30,000 lanes enabled with their lottery service in Europe.
Vice president of Retail Solutions for Scientific Games Randall Lex also shared his views:
“This partnership with Abacus is another example of Scientific Games’ commitment to invest in new retail innovation that opens opportunities for lotteries to bring products conveniently to players where they are. Our vision for retail innovation includes third-party, secure technology integrations that support lottery revenues with the most advanced technology possible.”