Gaming content and technology services company, Scientific Games has been chosen to provide instant lottery games to the Turkish National Lottery.
Gambling is yet to be regulated in Turkey and illegal gambling is rampant. The Turkish national lottery is expected to go live in 2020.
Meanwhile, following the deal, Scientific Games will supply up to 15,000 of its latest generation Wave retailer terminals, a secure instant ticket validation system and its instant games.
Sinan Oktay, the board member of Şans Dijital, said: “The success of gaming entertainment in any market is led by exciting game content, innovative products, and technology. We selected Scientific Games to support our National Lottery operation because we are convinced they are the only company capable of helping us achieve our significant growth objectives in the market, which rely in large part on developing retail engagement and a very substantial instant ticket business.”
Commenting on the deal Pat McHugh, executive vice president and group chief executive, lottery for Scientific Games, said: “On behalf of all of our teams at Scientific Games, from game creation to innovative and secure products, we are honored by the trust placed in us to meet their growth objectives as the exclusive supplier of retail terminals, a portfolio of instant games and supporting systems for the Turkey National Lottery.”
Earlier in May this year, in a massive nationwide crackdown on gambling 113 people were arrested by the Turkish National Police.