Scientific Games Installs BMC Systems in 20 Truck Stops

Bally VLT Truck Stops Pennsylvania

Bally Technologies is best known for its land-based slots, but its video lottery terminals are a popular choice around the country.

Scientific Games Corporation signed an agreement with Second State Gaming, LLC to provide Bally MultiConnect (BMC) software at 20 truck stop locations throughout the state. Bally Technologies slots achieved widespread popularity in the United States, so its video lottery terminals (VLTs) should prove popular in Pennsylvania.

Scientific Games is installing the BMC systems in 100 games throughout the 20 locations, pending gaming license approvals. If all goes well, Scientific plans its launch in Spring 2019.

Jennifer Caruso, VP of Operations at Second State Gaming, said, “We were thoroughly impressed by Scientific Games’ existing presence in the State of Pennsylvania and their commitment to their systems customers. We are excited to see how the BMC product will give us a competitive advantage in the new Pennsylvania truck stop VLT market.”

The VLT gaming machines are part of newly approved legislation move by Pennsylvania and will push growth of gambling throughout the state. Gov. Tom Wolf signed a gambling bill in October 2017 which approved the VLT gaming in truck stops. The expansion includes setting up gambling terminals in truck stops, but also in airports.

Pennsylvania municipalities have the right to approve or ban gaming in their communities. So far, 1000 of 2500 Pennsylvania municipalities have banned casino and VLT expansion.

About Scientific Games Corporation

Scientific Games Corporation is a major American gaming software company. Scientific traces its history to Autotote, a totalizator founded in 1917. After Autotote merged with United Tote in 1989, it became one of America’s top lottery provider. Scientific Games created the first instant pick lottery ticket, which was key in SG gaining an edge in the industry.

These days, Scientific Games provides gambling products and services to lottery and gambling organizations all over the world. The company headquarters in Las Vegas, Nevada and employs approximately 9,500 employees worldwide.

Using its huge resources from lottery ticket printing, Scientific acquired several top slots companies: Bally Technologies, WMS Gaming, Barcrest, and NYX Gaming. Other subsidiaries include The Global Draw, MDI Entertainment, LLC, Sciplay, and OpenBet, a UK sports-betting platform.

Mega Millions and Powerball Tickets

Scientific Games manufactures computerized and mechanical slot machines, table games, and iGaming and iLottery products. It prints instant lottery games, installs lottery gaming systems, terminals and services, and designs Internet applications. Scientific Games also handles server-based interactive gambling terminals, gambling control systems, social gaming, and sports betting platforms.

One of SG’s first major accomplishments was becoming the first to introduce a secure instant lottery ticket back in 1974. Scientific Games helps to provide point-of-sale systems that supply retailers the ability to print lottery tickets including Mega Millions and Powerball.

The company’s mission statement reads: “Scientific Games’ mission is to empower our customers by creating the world’s best gaming and lottery experiences. We serve our customers from manufacturing, printing, and commercial facilities on six continents.”

Bally MultiConnect Video Lottery Terminals

Bally MultiConnect works with multi-site gaming operations to provide video lottery terminal (VLT) management reporting tools. They help to consolidate data that may come from any number of gaming terminals and locations and put it into one reporting system that is easily accessible through one outlet.

Operators have access to their gaming operations throughout any level within the organization and has the simplicity of a unified set of accounting reports. This make it easy to assess their loss or growth with each individual location on one report.

Scientific Games Corporation‘s agreement with Second State Gaming, LLC created the first distributions of BMC in the newly approved truck stop gambling market as well as the first systems contract awarded. Bob Parente, the SVP and Chief Revenue Officer at Scientific Games, Bob Parente, said of the Bally VLTs, “We are proud of our long-standing gaming partnerships in the State of Pennsylvania, and we are very excited to be the first to enter this new market with our systems offering.”

“As the leader in gaming systems and route operations throughout North America, Scientific Games is best poised to support this emerging market, as well as other jurisdictions, with products that will enhance the bottom line. We look forward to working with Second State Gaming to effectively manage their gaming route operations.”

Second State Gaming is the name of the company which oversees gaming in the 20 truck stops.