Abacus to Sell Quickcard Lottery Games in Partnership with Blackhawk Network Scientific Games and the Arizona Lottery

November 6, 2023 | Government

Delivering digital lottery solutions through existing Point-of-sale systems at Arizona Lottery retailers

October 30th 2023 — Following the announcement of its partnership with Blackhawk Network (BHN) in 2022, Abacus is pleased to announce the first of three state transitions of BHN’s Quickcard Product onto its Lottery Everywhere platform.

Abacus Solutions International Group (Abacus), a global technology provider connecting lottery systems with lottery retailers and BHN, a global branded payments provider, entered into an agreement to transfer all Quickcard lottery sales from BHN to Abacus. The first of these transition projects has now been completed in partnership with the Arizona Lottery and Scientific Games, the Lottery’s longtime gaming systems and retailer technology provider.

Abacus, which already offers a print-on-receipt solution and a Digital Gaming Transaction platform, is now able to process all of BHN’s Quickcard products in stores across Arizona.

“This ability to offer Quickcard through the Abacus platform enhances our overall product set and is in line with Abacus’ vision of innovating and delivering solutions to lotteries and retailers worldwide that not only improve sales and profit, but also provide players with new ways to purchase and play their favorite lottery games,” said Simon Butler, CEO, Abacus. “We believe the future lies in the integration of systems to enable frictionless purchase and gameplay everywhere lottery is sold, and we have the full breadth of products to deliver the future today.”

About Abacus

Abacus Solutions International is a software-based Technology Company specializing in solutions for the lottery industry. Its Fusion Platform™ is a versatile transaction gateway, enabling retailers and lotteries to connect easily and quickly to sell lottery products using the existing retailer hardware and infrastructures, eliminating the need for lotteries to invest in dedicated hardware and connectivity.

Abacus provides a Fully Managed Service and will work with all the existing suppliers. Abacus is based in both the United Kingdom and The Netherlands and is an associate member of both the World Lottery Association and NASPL. For more information visit www.lotteryeverywhere.com or contact Simon Butler on simon.butler@abacuslottery.com.

About Blackhawk Network

Blackhawk Network (BHN) is the leader in global branded payment technologies. We strengthen relationships between brands and their customers, employees, and partners by transforming transactions into connections. BHN’s portfolio includes: Gift Card & eGift products, promotions and distribution that grow revenue faster; Rewards & Incentives that build loyalty and acquisition and are integrated into today’s leading platforms; and Payments that enable businesses and customers to access and disburse funds in convenient and innovative ways. BHN’s network spans across the globe with over 400,000 consumer touchpoints. Learn more at BHN.com.

About Arizona Lottery

Since 1981, the Arizona Lottery and its retail partners have generated more than $5.3 billion in net funding to support programs that help to improve the quality of life for the people of Arizona.

Proceeds from Lottery ticket sales fund programs in higher education, economic development, environmental conservation, and health and human services. The mission of the Lottery is to support Arizona programs for the public benefit by maximizing net revenue in a responsible manner. Learn more at ArizonaLottery.com/GivesBack.

About Scientific Games

Scientific Games is a global leader in retail and digital games, technology, analytics and services that drive profits for government-sponsored lottery and sports betting programs. From enterprise gaming platforms to exciting entertainment experiences and trailblazing retail and digital solutions, we elevate play every day. We are industry pioneers in instant games, data analytics, retail solutions and iLottery. Built on a foundation of trusted partnerships since 1973, Scientific Games combines relentless innovation, performance and unwavering security to responsibly propel the industry forward. For more information, visit Scientific Games,

SOURCE: Abacus Solutions International.

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