Scientific Games Completes Lapis Software Associates Acquisition
Scientific Games successfully completed the acquisition of its long-term business partner Lapis Software Associates, an international supplier of lottery sales force and retail performance applications.
Lapis Software Associates are best known for their Gem Intelligence and Gem Retailer apps. The company also offers technology consulting services with a particular focus on high-performance, mission-critical distribution.
Lapis Software Associates Acquisition
Having enjoyed a long and strategically successful relationship with Scientific Games, Lapis Software Associates expect to move forward even stronger under the full wing of their partners.
“We will approach our collaborative, customised solutions as one team, driven by the desire to innovate the best products and experiences in the world for our lottery customers,” Lapis president Jean Lombard said.
Scientific Games have taken up all existing Lapis staff members, whereas the company will also continue to provide support to Lapis customers. Lapis Software products allow Scientific Games to make a seamless integration into the existing instant product and system customers’ gaming systems.
“The acquisition of Lapis Software Associates expands our suite of value-added retail products, accelerates the development of new innovations, and positions our offerings to be the agilest and comprehensive toolset for lotteries and retailers to improve performance.”, A senior vice-president at Scientific Games, Pat McHugh, said.
Busy Period for Scientific Games
It’s been a busy period of last couple of weeks for Scientific Games who have struck an eight-year deal with the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Agency (MLGCA) that will see Scientific Games provide central monitoring and control systems, as well as the new retailer terminals and a telecommunications network to support the Lottery and it vast network of 4,500 retailers.
The new deal also includes the draw and monitor games supply, together with software, system operation and maintenance. Scientific Games will also provide instant games support and marketing services.