Scientific Games unveils new security software for instant games

Scientific Games unveils new security software for instant games

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 Posted by James Walker
New, patented technologies offer lotteries advanced security in each stage of company’s manufacturing processes

Scientific Games Corporation has unveiled a new, advanced software security system and robotics technology for lottery instant games.

The new KDS360 security system requires separate random number generation keys from multiple and independent parties to shuffle the prizes within a lottery instant game.

The system further extends game security by shuffling games at the individual ticket level during the manufacturing process.

Housed in Scientific Games’ instant game manufacturing facility in Georgia, US, the KDS360 system includes the front-end security infrastructure – secured servers, algorithms, multiple keys and independent oversight – as well as the back-end robotic ‘cells’.

The robotic cells ensure that each instant game meets or exceeds the lottery’s prize structure requirements and that the correct packs, cartons and pallets are securely delivered to the lottery or its retailers.

Joe Bennett, Scientific Games’ vice president of operations for US instant products, said: “There is no other instant game security technology like KDS360 available to protect lotteries and their players.

“This software system and robotic technologies are integral to game security and to Scientific Games’ ability to provide the most secure instant games in the marketplace.”

Instant games pioneer

Scientific Games developed the world’s very first lottery instant game in 1974, and currently provides games, technology and services to more than 150 lotteries worldwide, including nearly every North American lottery.

The company’s instant game facility in Alpharetta, Georgia, currently produces and ships more than 70% of lottery instant games sold in the US.

Scientific Games’ Keyed Dual Security (KDS) technology systems continue to be some of the most sophisticated instant game protection available in the lottery industry.

In 2014, the company introduced KDS 3.0, which is rated as a superior security system by independent experts and lotteries around the world.

The science behind instants

Lottery remains a key sector in Scientific Games’ diversified business model. The roll-out of the KDS360 system comes after the group’s lottery division posted revenues of $189.1 million in the first quarter of 2017.

In the three months to March 31, operating income for the division rose 16.9% year-on-year to $56.1 million.

In addition to the company’s ongoing efforts to maximise lottery security, Scientific Games is focused on developing the industry’s most attractive instant win games.

Speaking to TotallyGaming.com earlier this year, Jim Kennedy, chief executive of the group’s lottery division, said: “We have more than 45,000 games and nearly 2.3 million weeks of data from all over the world.

“Our marketing, analysis and planning system measures across more than 50 different attributes. It’s the perfect means of measuring the heartbeat – both locally and globally – of the lottery industry, and it helps us stay innovative and ahead of the curve.”

Totally Gaming says: From slots to systems, Scientific Games has long been renowned for its innovation across many sectors of the global gaming industry. The launch of the high-tech KDS360 solution brings a new level of security to the company’s lottery instant games, providing solid support for this crucial segment within the group’s diversified gaming business.

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