IGT and Scientific Games receive contract for Loteria Mineira Brazil

June 13, 2023
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As part of a consortium, a concession agreement has been reached for 20 years in Minas Gerais, Brazil.

IGT Global Solutions Corporation (IGT) and Scientific Games will operate instant and passive lotteries as part of a consortium in Brazil. Together, they have partnered with local organization, SAGA Consultoria e Representações Comerciais e Empresariais (SAGA), for 20 years.

The concession agreement will bring games to players of the Minas Gerais State Lottery (LEMG). In the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, lottery games, like keno and national draw, are the only legal forms of gambling. The state has a population of 21 million.

Jay Gendron, IGT COO of Global Lottery, said, "We are very pleased to enter the Brazilian lottery market through this partnership with Scientific Games and SAGA. This agreement enables us to expand IGT's global lottery and build upon our operational expertise while creating additional opportunities in Brazil through the launch of printed instant tickets and related services."

The agreement gives the consortium licensing exclusivity for 20 years in Minas Gerais, which will include the rights to operate: instant games, a related instant ticket system, passive games and any required software and management systems.

Michael Conforti, Scientific Games President of International, said, "We are excited to bring our 50 years of expertise in lottery instant games, analytics, systems and management services to Brazil through our partnership with IGT and SAGA.

“The sole purpose of our consortium is to build a lottery operation focused on maximizing revenues for LEMG's beneficiary programs. Players in Minas Gerais can look forward to instant scratch game entertainment delivered through an advanced, highly secure gaming system that serves both retailers and street vendors."

Instant games are expected to launch in the region before the end of the year. The contract also gives the consortium an option for a potential 20-year renewal.

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