by Mateusz Mazur

IGT and Scientific Games Consortium to Launch Lottery Games in Minas Gerais, Brazil

IGT Global Solutions Corporation, a subsidiary of International Game Technology, and Scientific Games have jointly announced their formation of a consortium with local partner SAGA Consultoria e Representações Comerciais e Empresariais. This consortium has executed a concession agreement with the Minas Gerais State Lottery in Brazil to operate instant and passive lottery games in the state of Minas Gerais.

20-year agreement

With a population of 21 million people, Minas Gerais is located in the southeastern region of Brazil, where lottery games are the only legalized form of gambling. Currently, the state offers only Keno and a national draw game.

Under the terms of the 20-year agreement, the consortium holds an exclusive license for lottery operations in Minas Gerais, encompassing instant games, a supporting instant ticket system, and passive lottery games. The agreement also includes an option for a 20-year renewal. IGT and Scientific Games will take the lead in operating the instant ticket and passive lottery business in Minas Gerais, providing planning and production for printed instant games in collaboration. Scientific Games will supply the necessary software and management system.

Decades-long experience

“We are very pleased to enter the Brazilian lottery market through this partnership with Scientific Games and SAGA, leveraging IGT’s decades-long experience operating some of the world’s largest lotteries, along with best-in-class instant ticket and passive lottery solutions for player entertainment and good causes,” said Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Global Lottery.

“This agreement enables us to expand IGT’s global leadership in lottery and build upon our operational expertise while creating additional opportunities in Brazil through the launch of printed instant tickets and related services.”

“We are excited to bring our 50 years of expertise in lottery instant games, analytics, systems and management services to Brazil through our partnership with IGT and SAGA. The sole purpose of our consortium is to build a lottery operation focused on maximizing revenues for LEMG’s beneficiary programs,” said Michael Conforti, Scientific Games President of International. 

“Players in Minas Gerais can look forward to world-leading instant scratch game entertainment delivered through an advanced, highly secure gaming system that serves both retailers and street vendors.” 


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