Scientific Games has extended its existing seven-year instant games and hybrid lottery games contracts with Loto-Québec through January 31, 2022.
The firm has been a supplier to Loto-Québec for more than five decades, recently celebrating the lottery’s 50th anniversary and employing generations of workers from the east Montreal area of Québec.
The company creates and produces games for the lottery and four Canadian provincial lotteries from its Montreal, Quebec manufacturing facility.
Marie-Claudel Lalonde, Senior Director of Strategy and Marketing Communication for Loto-Québec, said: “Scientific Games produced Loto-Québec’s very first instant game 50 years ago, and the tradition of our partnership will continue through this contract extension.
“Together, we have innovated creative games to entertain Québec players and generate funding for vital programs in the province.”
The company currently provides most of Loto-Québec’s speciality games and has designed and manufactured an estimated more than 4,500 instant games for the lottery over the last five decades, including unique products such as Ultime, La Poule aux Oeufs d’Or, and Boîte à Bingo.
John Schulz, Senior VP Instant Products for Scientific Games, added: “Our entire team in Montreal looks forward to continuing to advance the Lottery’s game innovation for the enjoyment of Québec players with products driven by analytics and insights that are unmatched in the lottery industry.
“We are also proud of our history as a manufacturing employer in the east Montreal community and the many talented residents who help produce Loto-Québec games for the company.”
In addition to manufacturing games for four Canadian provincial lotteries and the Interprovincial Lottery Corporation, the company’s Montreal facility produces games for lotteries in the US, France, Hungary, Australia and other countries.
Last month, Scientific Games announced the official launch of its latest generation, advanced Symphony lottery gaming systems technology, which will power Lotto Baden-Württemberg and its network of more than 3,000 licensed retailers in Stuttgart, Germany.