Arkansas Scholarship Lottery choose Abacus
Abacus Solutions International Group (ABACUS) is pleased to announce that the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery has agreed terms to implement lottery sales in-lane in supermarkets using the ABACUS Fusion platform.
Using the North American State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) API, the ABACUS Fusion platform will be integrated with the Lottery’s new, advanced central gaming system from INTRALOT to enable in-lane sales of Arkansas Scholarship Lottery games in supermarkets throughout the state.
The NASPL API has been developed by a working group of lottery and vendor personnel who shared a goal to increase lottery sales by providing an optimal consumer and retailer solution (particularly for multilane environments) at under- or non-penetrated retailers. Underpinning the API’s success will be the lottery community’s willingness to interface with retailers in a “uniform and consistent manner”.
ABACUS will also be working closely with Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions who provide software solutions to many of the big box retailers in the USA. Both ABACUS and Toshiba have developed a new lottery solution that is embedded in the Toshiba Retail Ecosystem. This solution enables the quick and seamless deployment of lottery products at retail.
Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Director Bishop Woosley said, “We are excited to be working with ABACUS. Their state-of-the-art solution will enable us to sell more tickets with no additional costs for consumers right where they check out, in-lane in supermarkets”.