Scientific Games Corporation has made Keno is available to the Pennsylvania Lottery‘s players in 9,400-plus retail locations throughout the state, including convenience stores and food and beverage locations. The firm has launched the quick-draw lottery game as part of a complex technology project with the Pennsylvania Lottery, one of the most technologically innovative lotteries in the world.

“The Pennsylvania Lottery is a highly valued customer, and we have a long history of investing in highly successful games, technology, and services that generate the highest possible returns for the Commonwealth,” said Pat McHugh, senior vice president, Global Lottery Systems for Scientific Games. “Our consistent and innovative work together has resulted in one of the highest performing lotteries in the world.”

In 2016, Scientific Games and the Pennsylvania Lottery made US history with a technology project that enabled for the very first time secure cashless lottery purchases at retail counters and self-service through a technology solution directly integrated with the Lottery’s gaming system. The solution was the first in the US lottery industry to be certified by the Payment Card Industry (PCI), providing Pennsylvania players with a safe and convenient way to pay for lottery games at retail without cash, removing the barriers of having cash on hand.

In addition to serving as the Pennsylvania Lottery’s longtime technology provider, Scientific Games’ legacy company produced the Lottery’s first instant game in 1975. Since 1997, the Pennsylvania Lottery’s instant game sales have grown from $400m to more than $2.7bn annually, ranking the Lottery No. 1 in the US for instant game per capita sales for states competing with land-based casinos.