Scientific Games has agreed a new four-year deal with Lotto Bayern, the state lottery of Bavaria, Germany. The lottery, a long-time partner of SG, has the option to extend the contract for up to five additional years.

The state-owned Lotto Bayern is the second largest of Germany’s 16 lotteries, with online sales complementing around 3,500 licensed retail points-of-sale.

The deal will see Lotto Bayern’s existing central gaming system migrated to SG’s new Symphony technology over the next year, becoming one of the first lotteries worldwide to install the digital lottery business platform, which is designed to support new channels and easily integrate third-party solutions.

“For more than 25 years, Lotto Bayern has trusted Scientific Games to provide best-in-class lottery products and solutions to serve its retailers and entertain players,” said Pat McHugh, Group Chief Executive – Lottery, for SG. “Our new Symphony open-architecture gaming system advances Lotto Bayern’s operations and helps drive maximum profits for beneficiaries.”

Matthias Müller, VP Sales & Marketing International Lottery Accounts for SG, added: “It’s important for Scientific Games to provide our lottery customers with market-driven, cloud-ready and ultra-reliable systems.

“Symphony accelerates time-to-market for new products and services while integrating new solutions to implement new games, providing Lotto Bayern players with the latest state-of-the-art technology.”