After recently launching a new gaming system for the Kansas Lottery, American gaming machine and systems innovator Scientific Games Corporation (SG) has now announced that its SCiQ instant game advance is being trialed by lottery retailers in some nine states.
Tickets dispensed at the touch of a button:
SG used an official Monday press release (pdf) to describe its SCiQ innovation as ‘an intelligent instant game ecosystem’ that has been designed to ‘modernize how the instant game is sold at retail.’ It detailed that the solution comes complete with a digital ordering screen that lets retail staff quickly and easily dispense tickets at the touch of a button before handing them over to customers.
Being trialed in nine states:
The Las Vegas-headquartered company stated that the technology in its SCiQ advance ‘eliminates existing challenges to selling lottery in retail stores’ and is currently being piloted by instant game retailers in Maine, Arizona, North Carolina, Georgia, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, South Carolina and Ohio.
Tracking capability included:
The innovator declared that its SCiQ solution also features proprietary technology that allows lotteries and retailers to gain greater visibility into the management and sales of instant game tickets by automatically tracking every entry in real time.
Incorporates pre-order facility:
Scientific Games explained that consumers will additionally be able to benefit as its SCiQ advance comes complete with mobile-friendly technology that permits aficionados to speed up their purchases and even order tickets in advance of arriving at a retailer location.
Sector is a ‘major driver’ for retail:
Jim Kennedy, Lottery Group Chief Executive Officer for the company divulged that global instant game sales are worth $87.5 billion a year with some $50 billion of this coming from players in North America before describing the sector as ‘a major driver of consumer retail store visits.’
Kennedy’s statement read…
“Now for the first time in the lottery industry, SCiQ offers unit-level technology that provides inventory control, security, speed-of-service, merchandising and simplified accounting functions for retailers. SCiQ is set to revolutionize the way lottery products are sold at retail. We believe that the lottery retail environment will never be the same.”