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Azerbaijan – Scientific Games signs comprehensive 10-year contract with Azerbaijan National Lottery

By - 1 September 2021

Scientific Games has signed a comprehensive, 10-year agreement with Azerlotereya to support the national lottery and sports betting concession in Azerbaijan, located in southwestern Asia.

The deal expands the company’s partnership with Demirören to Azerbaijan, where Demirören is now operating the national lottery, Azerlotereya.

Scientific Games will exclusively supply retail and digital instant games, and its AEGIS omni-channel bet management system delivering iLottery, retail instant games and draw games nationally.

This solution uses Scientific Games Lottery Group’s platform that powers retail and digital lottery and sports betting programmes for leading lotteries, including the company’s most recent launch of the national sports betting concession in Turkey — also in partnership with Demiroren.

Sinan Oktay, Board Member of Demirören Holding, said: “We are very pleased that the Republic of Azerbaijan chose to put its trust in Demiroren to operate this very important national asset and we will repay that trust by making a significant investment in Azerbaijan along with our trusted partner, Scientific Games. This marks our third consecutive successful investment with their teams and world-leading games and technologies.”

Following the successful launch of the Turkish sports betting business, Demirören’s joint venture with Italian company SISAL won a competitive tender and was awarded the licence for Turkey’s state-owned lottery company, Milli Piyango, through 2030.

This joint venture is also powered by Scientific Games’ AEGIS instant ticket management system and 10,000 advanced WAVE retailer terminals, as well as retail and digital instant games.

Pat McHugh, Lottery Group Chief Executive for Scientific Games, added: “We are proud to build on our momentum with our successful retail and digital lottery and sports betting programs in Turkey to support Azerbaijan with our trusted partner Demirören.

“We are focused on delivering the industry’s most innovative products and technology to maximise proceeds for our lottery customers. We look forward to driving profits for the benefit of the Azerbaijan government and its 10 million citizens.”

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