Scientific Games will provide e-instant games through an integration of its Open Gaming System, lottery instant scratch cards, and the Company's latest generation WAVE retailer terminals to support SISAL in developing the national lottery of Morocco's retailer network.
Pat McHugh, Lottery Group Chief Executive for Scientific Games, said, "We are honored by the continued trust that SISAL has placed in our ability to deliver a variety of value-added products and services that maximizes sales and proceeds for a number of their international lottery operations. We are particularly excited about supporting the national lottery in Morocco and deploying our games and technology in the African market."
SISAL is one of Italy's largest, most prominent and responsible gaming operators holding significant marketshare in the lottery, betting, AWP machines, video lottery and digital gaming sectors. Scientific Games supported SISAL in its preparation of the Moroccan national lottery bid of Societe de Gestion de la Loterie Nationale. In February 2018, SISAL was awarded the 10-year concession to operate the Moroccan lottery, which launched in January 2019.
Marco Caccavale, Managing Director of Lottery and International Business of SISAL, said, "We are extremely pleased to have been awarded the concession to operate the national lottery in Morocco. Most recently, we have enjoyed significant market successes with the award of the concession to operate parimutuel games (GNTN) in Italy, and winning the bid to operate the national lottery in Turkey with our partner Şans Dijital, an affiliate of Demirören Holding, one of Turkey's largest companies. For all of these significant opportunities, Scientific Games offers relevant, innovative products and services for several growth segments of our businesses. The extent of the collaboration we have with Scientific Games in Morocco, Italy and Turkey is clear evidence of the strength of our strategic partnership."
Scientific Games has provided lottery retail technology to SISAL since 1997, with SISAL relying on the Company for the vast majority of its retailer terminals in Italy. In 2017, Scientific Games and SISAL further strengthened their collaboration, entering into a strategic partnership agreement.
Currently the largest lottery technology provider in Europe and the fastest growing in the U.S., Scientific Games supplies games, technology and services to more than 150 lotteries in 50 countries, and sports betting solutions to 24 lotteries and numerous private operators. The Company is a responsible gaming supplier.
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