Scientific Games will continue to provide cooperative services to the Delaware Lottery for at least another three years under terms of an agreement announced today.
Instant ticket services to be provided include warehousing, marketing, distribution and installation of game management software. The contract is valued at $7.1 million over the three years, and includes three one-year extension options.
Over the current contract, Delaware Lottery sales have risen more than 46 percent under Scientific Games' marketing programs and the company's web-based management system has been well-received by the lottery's retailers. Games featuring the licensed properties of the firm's MDI subsidiary have also proven popular in Delaware.
"We've found that Scientific Games handles the overall lottery systems management well, with excellent systems and data security," said Wayne Lemons, Director of the Delaware Lottery. "We've enjoyed solid instant ticket sales growth, with consistent and reliable logistical support."
"Delaware may be a small state, but it's an important customer for us," said Scientific Games Chairman and CEO Lorne Weil. "It runs one of the most comprehensive suites of games in the United States and sets high standards for all of them. We're pleased to answer those standards."
The Delaware Lottery is the state's fourth-largest source of revenue, transferring more than $2.1 billion to the General Fund since 1975 and $234 million in fiscal 2005. Most state services, including public and higher education, health and social services, and public safety, are financed through the General Fund.