Scientific Games Corporation has been selected as the exclusive instant game provider to Portugal’s national lottery, thus extending its relationship with Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa (SCML).
SCML is a charitable organisation that serves as the operator of the national lottery and retail betting in Portugal. Scientific Games will supply instant games to Portuguese players through the new, three-year contract.
The Lottery is the fourth largest instant game operator in Europe, with instant games representing approximately $1.9bn in annual retail sales. According to La Fleur’s 2021 World Lottery Almanac, it is ranked among the world’s Top 20 performing lotteries globally.
“We are pleased to award this new instant games contract to Scientific Games,” said Dr. Edmundo Martinho, Provedor da Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa.
“Our long history with the company provides an excellent foundation to continue the responsible growth of SCML instant game entertainment to generate maximum funding benefitting our charitable causes.”
Scientific Games began providing SCML with instant games when the Portuguese national lottery launched in 1995.
John Schulz, Senior VP, Instant Products for Scientific Games, commented: “We are honoured to be the primary instant game supplier to Europe’s top four performing lotteries and nine of the top ten performers globally.
“Scientific Games is excited to expand our longtime, successful relationship with SCML in Portugal to continue the Lottery’s growth by offering exciting instant game entertainment to Portuguese players while responsibly generating maximum proceeds for the Lottery’s charitable cause.”