Saturday May 3,2014 : SCIENTIFIC GAMES TO SUPPLY PANAMA LOTTERY WITH ITS FIRST ONLINE GAME
Pega 3 to be provided under SG's existing agreement with the lottery.
Scientific Games Corporation announced Friday that it has signed an amendment to its contract with Loteria Nacional de Beneficencia of Panama to provide the country's first online lottery game, Pega 3.
Created by Scientific Games, Pega 3 is scheduled to launch in June 2014 as a standard Pick 3 game.
"Pega 3 is our first online lottery draw game and a brand new product for Panama as we continue to work in new ways to respond to our players and deliver the excitement of lottery," said Ricardo Brooks, director of Loteria Nacional de Beneficencia. "The new game will complement our existing portfolio of products, particularly the new instant games that launched last fall."
The Lottery began offering instant games to players for the first time in October 2013 under a ten-year contract with Scientific Games, which was awarded through a competitive procurement process the same year. Currently, the National Lottery of Panama operates traditional draw-based lottery games through a network of 13,500 lottery vendors.
Patrick McHugh, president, North American Lottery Systems for Scientific Games, said: "We see the Pega 3 online game as a new choice for players; it is the next step for the Lottery's expanding product portfolio."
The National Lottery of Panama reported that it generated $610 million USD in total retail sales in 2013, which included $23 million USD in instant game sales following the introduction of instant games in October.