Scientific Games recently announced its PlayCenter HD advanced lottery self-service instant ticket vending technology will have its first pilot test in Germany. PlayCentral HD vending machines have been placed by Sachsenlotto in Saxony in malls, retailers and the Lottery headquarters’ store. The new vending machines, customized for Sachsenlotto, will sell scratch card games, the fastest growing lottery games in Saxony and Germany. Currently, no other German state lottery offers self-service instant ticket vending machines.
Scientific Games has provided its world-leading lottery instant games and retailer point-of-sale technology to Sachsenlotto for more than 25 years, and currently supplies games, technology and services to all 16 German state lotteries.
Sachsenlotto Deputy Managing Director Dr. Siegfried Bohring said, “We are meeting increased consumer demand for our scratch cards with an expanded game portfolio and aligning with international trends for player self-service solutions in our sales network. This important pilot is off to a strong start, and may guide other German lotteries in their retail modernization plans.”
Scientific Games Vice President of Sales & Marketing for International Lottery Systems Matthias Müller added, “Self-service technology is already modernizing the lottery retail network in the U.S. and in other countries. Scientific Games has led innovation in this area, helping our lottery customers expand retail distribution to drive maximum sales and profits for their good causes.”
Scientific Games currently has placed more than 12,000 lottery self-service vending machines worldwide, including several PlayCentral models. Its PlayCentral 54 won Walmart Services Division Supplier of the Year for Product award last year. The company provides games, technology and services to more than 150 lotteries around the globe, and is the largest lottery systems provider in Europe and the fastest growing in the U.S. Scientific Games products generate more than 70 percent of lottery instant game retail sales globally.