Scientific Games Awarded Two-Year Instant Game Contract Extension with Minnesota Lottery
NEW YORK, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (Nasdaq: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") today announced that it has signed an extension of its contract with the Minnesota Lottery to continue as a provider of instant lottery games. Under the agreement, the Company will continue as the secondary instant game provider to the Minnesota Lottery for two additional years beginning July 1, 2014.
"The extension of our instant games contract with Scientific Games demonstrates that the games they design and produce have served as a great asset to our instant game portfolio," said Ed Van Petten, Director of the Minnesota Lottery. "From licensed brands to unique play action and prize structures, these games are among the favorites with players in Minnesota. We have worked with Scientific Games since 1990 to create games that provide entertainment, value and engagement with the Lottery's brand. We are delighted to continue our collaboration to drive increased returns to the state's general fund and the environment."
In addition to traditional instant games, Scientific Games also provides the Minnesota Lottery with its Sciplay™ ecommerce solution, which facilitates the sale of both draw games and eInstant games via web and mobile channels. In February 2013, Scientific Games and the Minnesota Lottery launched eScratch™ games, representing the first-ever deployment of eInstant games by a U.S. lottery.
John Schulz, Senior Vice President, Instant Products for Scientific Games said, "Our work with the Minnesota Lottery has been a great example of innovating through customer solutions. We look forward to providing the Minnesota Lottery and its players with even more creative, engaging and relevant instant games over the next two years through this contract extension." In fiscal year 2013, the Minnesota Lottery generated more than $553 million in total retail sales, which included nearly $360 million in instant game products.
About the Minnesota Lottery
Raising more than $2.3 Billion for Minnesota. Every time Minnesotans play the Lottery, they give back to Minnesota. For every $1 spent on lottery tickets, approximately 24¢ goes to the great state of Minnesota. Over the years, players have helped the Lottery raise more than $2.3 billion — and this number grows every day! And since Lottery revenue is directed to the General Fund and the Minnesota environment, we all benefit. A little over half of the money from ticket sales has gone into the General Fund to support services like K-12 education, health care, aid to local governments and public safety. The rest of the revenue, more than $925 million, has helped the environment in many ways through the following funds: (1) the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund, (2) the Natural Resources Fund, and (3) the Game and Fish Fund.
About Scientific Games
Scientific Games Corporation is a leading developer of technology-based products and services and associated content for worldwide gaming and lottery markets. The Company's portfolio includes instant and draw-based lottery games; electronic gaming machines and game content; server-based lottery and gaming systems; sports betting technology; loyalty and rewards programs; and social, mobile and interactive content and services. For more information, please visit: http://www.scientificgames.com.
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Actual results may differ materially from those contemplated in these statements due to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors, including, among other things: competition; U.S. and international economic and industry conditions, including declines in or slow growth of lottery retail sales or gross gaming revenues and reductions in or constraints on capital spending by gaming or lottery operators; slow growth of new gaming jurisdictions; slow addition of casinos in existing jurisdictions; declines in the replacement cycle of gaming machines; ownership changes and consolidation in the casino industry; opposition to legalized gaming or the expansion thereof; inability to adapt to, and offer products that keep pace with, evolving technology; inability to develop successful gaming concepts and content; laws and government regulation, including those relating to gaming licenses and environmental laws; inability to identify and capitalize on trends and changes in the lottery and gaming industries, including the expansion of interactive gaming; dependence upon key providers in our social gaming business; inability to retain or renew existing contracts or enter into new contracts, or less favorable modifications to existing contracts; level of our indebtedness; unavailability or inadequacy of cash flows to satisfy obligations or future needs; restrictions and covenants in our debt agreements; protection of our intellectual property, ability to license third party intellectual property and the intellectual property rights of others; security and integrity of our software and systems and reliance on or failures in our information technology systems; natural events that disrupt our operations or those of our customers, suppliers or regulators; inability to benefit from, and risks associated with, strategic equity investments and relationships, including (i) the inability of our joint venture to meet the net income targets or otherwise to realize the anticipated benefits under its private management agreement with the Illinois lottery, (ii) the inability of our joint venture to meet the net income targets or other requirements under its agreement to provide marketing and sales services to the New Jersey lottery or otherwise to realize the anticipated benefits under such agreement (including as a result of a protest) and (iii) failure to realize the anticipated benefits related to the award to our consortium of an instant lottery game concession in Greece; failure to achieve the intended benefits of the WMS acquisition, including due to the inability to realize synergies in the anticipated amounts or within the contemplated time-frames or cost expectations, or at all; inability to complete and integrate future acquisitions, including the pending acquisition of Bally Technologies, Inc. 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