Scientific Games announced that Keno is now available to the Pennsylvania Lottery’s players in 9,400+ retail locations throughout the state, including convenience stores and food and beverage locations. The firm successfully launched the new game entertainment as part of a complex technology project with the Pennsylvania Lottery, one of the most technologically innovative lotteries in the world. Keno, a popular quick-draw lottery game, is part of the lottery’s modernization initiative to generate new funding to benefit older Pennsylvanians.
“The Pennsylvania Lottery is a highly valued customer, and we have a long history of investing in highly successful games, technology, and services that generate the highest possible returns for the Commonwealth,” said Pat McHugh, Senior Vice President, Global Lottery Systems for Scientific Games. “Our consistent and innovative work together has resulted in one of the highest performing lotteries in the world.”
Since 1972, the Pennsylvania Lottery has contributed nearly $28 billion to benefit programs that benefit older Pennsylvanians. Pennsylvania’s 2017 legislation cleared the way for iLottery, iGaming, fantasy sports and sports betting.
“Scientific Games is pleased to provide Keno games at retailers to support the lottery’s mission of funding programs for older Pennsylvanians,” said McHugh. “We are committed to quickly delivering new products and technology that meets our customers’ requirements and our own stringent protocols for quality and security.”
In 2016, Scientific Games and the Pennsylvania Lottery made U.S. history with a technology project that enabled for the very first time secure cashless lottery purchases at retail counters and self-service through a technology solution directly integrated with the lottery’s gaming system. The solution was the first in the U.S. lottery industry to be certified by the Payment Card Industry (PCI), providing Pennsylvania players with a safe and convenient way to pay for lottery games at retail without cash, removing the barriers of having cash on hand.
In addition to serving as the Pennsylvania Lottery’s longtime technology provider, Scientific Games’ legacy company produced the lottery’s first instant game in 1975. Since 1997, the Pennsylvania Lottery’s instant game sales have grown from $400 million to more than $2.7 billion annually, ranking the Pennsylvania Lottery No. 1 in the U.S. for instant game per capita sales for states competing with land-based casinos.
As a supplier to more than 150 lotteries globally, including nearly every North American lottery, Scientific Games is known for game innovation and complex, integrated systems technology implementations. The Company is currently the fastest growing lottery systems supplier in the U.S., and the leading lottery systems supplier in Europe.