nder the terms of the contract, Scientific Games will deploy its state-of-the-art Lottery Central System technology and provide ongoing service and maintenance support for the life of the contract. The contract is anticipated to begin in 2011 and has an expected term of 12 years.
"Norsk Tipping is a premier lottery that is at the forefront of delivering creative gaming through new technologies," said Michael R. Chambrello, President and CEO of Scientific Games. "This award, which was largely based on technological expertise and quality of service, solidifies our Company's position as a leader in lottery systems development and as a provider of unparalleled customer support. Furthermore, it demonstrates our continued dedication to the Lottery Systems business."
"Our objective was to select a long-term partner that could build and support a dynamic central system for the most important segment of our business," stated Torbjorn Almlid, CEO of Norsk Tipping. "We are very excited about the implementation of Scientific Games' next-generation technology that will allow us to enhance our lottery customers' experience and grow our revenues."