he technology conversion took place in just four months as part of the Company's new, eight-year systems contract which began July 1, 2016. The contract was awarded by the Lotería Electrónica following a competitive procurement process, and includes sales and marketing services. Along with the new, advanced systems technology in Puerto Rico, Scientific Games also launched the lottery industry's first single ticket accounting program for instant games in the U.S. as well as a new retail Keno game.
To support Lotería Electrónica's continued revenue growth, Scientific Games launched its global market leading Cooperative Services ProgramTM (CSP) for instant game management. Integrating game portfolio planning, analytics, inside sales, packaging, warehousing and retail distribution, CSP is used by more than 20 lotteries globally, including nine of the Top 15 lotteries in the world for instant game per capita sales (La Fleur's Almanac).
Pat McHugh, Senior Vice President, Global Lottery Systems for Scientific Games, said, "Despite challenging economic conditions, Lotería Electrónica has a very strong brand in Puerto Rico and offers players one of the top performing draw game portfolios in the industry. Scientific Games is honored to be a trusted partner in their remarkable success. We appreciate the continued confidence in our games, innovative products, technology and services to maximize profits for Lotería Electrónica and their retailers."
As part of the systems conversion, Scientific Games implemented a new, comprehensive suite of retail technologies, innovative products and services that support Lotería Electrónica's strategic plans across all product lines to meet Puerto Rico's evolving consumer needs and maximize total sales and profits in the coming years. To maximize sales uptime, the conversion also included a new dual communications network for Lotería Electrónica retailers across the island.
Víctor Pizarro Núñez, Assistant Secretary of the Puerto Rico Lotteries, added, "The system conversion we implemented for Lotería Electrónica de Puerto Rico was part of a long-term strategic growth plan that included integrating our draw and instant game technologies so that our products are more convenient for our retailers to sell, more accessible to our players, and more efficient for the Lotería Electrónica to manage. Scientific Games' conversion went live with great success, and this is an important step forward to support our growth in the coming years."