Scientific Games Strikes Portuguese Instant Games Deal

June 30th, 2021
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Scientific Games has announced that Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa (SCML) has chosen them as the exclusive supplier of instant games to players in Portugal.

The new, three-year contract has been signed between the iGaming giant and the charitable organization which is the national lottery and retail betting operator in Portugal.

Supplier For Europe

SCML is ranked in the world’s top 20 performing global lotteries according to the La Fleur’s 2021 World Lottery Almanac.

They are the fourth biggest instant game operator in Europe, with their instant games representing circa $1.9 billion in annual retail sales. Scientific Games supplies the world-leading instant games to 48 European lotteries including Lotterie Nazionali in Italy, France’s Francaise des Jeux and UK’s National Lottery, which are all Top 20 global performers.

Santa Casa da Misericordia de Lisboa Provedor, Dr. Edmundo Martinho, said:

“We are pleased to award this new instant games contract to Scientific Games. Our long history with the company provides an excellent foundation to continue the responsible growth of SCML instant game entertainment to generate maximum funding benefitting our charitable causes.”

Making History Together

SCML players can look forward to enjoying a portfolio of company’s instant games with inventive design, playstyles, themes and price points.

Scientific Games has already began providing SCML with instant games back in 1995 when the Portuguese national lottery first launched. The company has always played a big role in building the product to its global level of success of the decades.

Senior Vice President of Instant Products for Scientific Games, John Schulz, has commented himself:

“We are honored to be the primary instant game supplier to Europe’s top four performing lotteries and nine of the top 10 performers globally. Scientific Games is excited to expand our longtime, successful relationship with SCML in Portugal to continue the Lottery’s growth by offering exciting instant game entertainment to Portugese players while responsibly generating maximum proceeds for the Lottery’s charitable cause.”

Scientific Games launched the world’s first secure retail instant game in 1974, the first digital instant game in the US in 2014 and is one of the biggest creators, manufacturers and service providers of instant games in the world.


“Major Win In Europe For Scientific Games As Exclusive Instant Game Provider To Portugal’s National Lottery”,, June 24, 2021.

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