Minnesota Lottery grants game printing contract to Pollard Banknote

Pollard will provide at least 70 per cent of the lottery’s scratch games.
Pollard will provide at least 70 per cent of the lottery’s scratch games.

The lottery contract has an estimated total value of $28m.

US.- The Minnesota State Lottery has granted a scratch game printing and related services contract to Pollard Banknote, with an estimated value of $28m. Pollard will provide at least 70 per cent of the lottery’s scratch games. The initial contract term is set to last four years, with an option to extend it for two more years.

Pollard senior director of sales and marketing Byron Peterson said: “We are thrilled that the Minnesota Lottery has once again chosen us to be their primary partner for scratch games and related services.

“Having served as the Lottery’s primary scratch games partner for over a decade, we have worked to provide players across Minnesota with best-in-class scratch games and retail initiatives that foster engagement and growth. We are excited to continue our partnership with the Lottery to deliver exciting products that create memorable experiences, ultimately benefitting residents throughout the state.”

Minnesota Lottery ED Adam Prock added: “We are very excited to extend our strong partnership with Pollard Banknote. Throughout our time working together, the company’s expertise has helped us to maximise revenue in support of programs that benefit all Minnesotans. We are pleased this agreement will allow us to continue to collaborate and bring engaging scratch games to our players.”

The deal comes as an extension of the existing agreement between Pollard and the Minnesota Lottery. In December, Pollard Banknote announced that it had been awarded a development services contract from the Minnesota Lottery to develop a mobile lottery app.

The app developed offers services such as ticket checking functionality and GPS lottery retailer locator. It also offers lottery information, including its responsible gaming programme. The app also allows players to share their winning experiences by connecting with social media channels.

Minnesota sports betting bill fails to pass as legislative session ends

With differences between House and Senate proposals, Minnesota‘s legislative session ended in May with no progress on a bill to legalise sports wagering at state casinos and online. It’s the third year that legislation failed to make it through.

Both the Senate and House bills proposed legalising in-person sports betting at tribal casinos and online gaming through vendors that the tribes oversee, but the Senate proposal also allowed in-person betting at racetracks.

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