Under the deal, Scientific Games will launch its new Symphony gaming systems technology with Lotto Hessen, migrating the AEGIS gaming system it currently provides to the operator, which covers the state of Hesse.
The Symphony system will support new game entertainment and new distribution channels as Lotto Hessen seeks to expand its online channels and introduce new gaming verticals.
The first phase of this modernisation plan will see the Scientific Games OGS Open Gaming System connected to Lotto Hessen’s internet system, offering players throughout Germany access to online gambling directly via the lottery’s website.
Scientific Games will serve Lotto Hessen with software support from its technology facility in Vienna, Austria.
“This is an important new era for Lotto Hessen, with new business opportunities on a road paved by regulatory options from 2021 onwards,” Lotto Hessen managing director Heinz-Georg Sundermann said.
“Thanks to Scientific Games’ agile, modular system design, we will be able to consolidate our wide spectrum of games and services and offer them to our players in a streamlined platform.
“This new agreement with Scientific Games enhances our strategic partnership, with the goal to strengthen LOTTO Hessen’s leading market position and enable future growth.”
Scientific Games’ vice president of sales and marketing for international lottery systems, Matthias Müller, added: “Symphony is Scientific Games’ digital business and gaming platform developed with a revolutionary architectural approach to modernise today’s lotteries.
“Symphony provides self-contained systems that can be deployed more efficiently than other systems, and it is a great choice to deliver Lotto Hessen’s future growth.”