Scientific Games and Abacus collaborate on lottery solutions at retail stores
Customers can now purchase lottery products at self-service, as well as at staffed checkouts.
Scientific Games and Abacus have announced their new technology collaboration in retail store checkout solutions, which "integrate with retailers’ existing point-of-sale technology and lotteries’ central gaming systems."
This means lottery tickets will be able to be purchased at both self-checkout and at a manned counter.
The partnership will feature Scientific Games’ SCiQ lottery retail ecosystem with a digital menu board and Abacus’ cloud-based software. The new technology solution will permit customers to buy lottery games at the checkout in-store, alongside other items.
Furthermore, Scientific Games’ SCiQ ecosystem will enhance stores’ instant scratch games, by providing real-time store-level sales data as well as product security.
By providing lottery sales at both checkout clerk desks and in self-service lanes, the new service will increase the number of customers with access to lottery products, which in future can create returns to community programmes.
Simon Butler, CEO of Abacus, said: “This collaboration with Scientific Games enhances the ability to deliver solutions to lotteries and retailers worldwide that are designed not only to improve sales and profit but also provide players with new ways to purchase their favorite lottery games.
“We believe the future lies in the integration of systems to enable frictionless purchase everywhere lottery products are sold. Through this collaboration with Scientific Games, together we have the full breadth of products to deliver the future today.”
Michael Martin, VP of Retail Solutions for Scientific Games, commented: “We are excited to expand our tech innovation with Abacus to further advance the convenience of selling and purchasing lottery products at retail.
“Self-checkout is a transformative change for convenience retailers and the innovation strength of Abacus and Scientific Games provides lotteries a cohesive and seamless approach for meeting player journeys for an ever-changing lottery market.”