Scientific Games’ digital innovation teams will unveil an augmented reality experience unique to the global lottery industry at the 2022 World Lottery Summit that is now under way in Vancouver, Canada. The company has created a unique AR game extension, connecting players from a physical LOTERIA instant scratch game purchased at retail to a life-like LOTERIA AR second-chance win opportunity played via a mobile app.
The LOTERIA Bonus Night 3D mobile app is available on the App Store and Google Play. World Lottery Summit attendees can visit the Scientific Games exhibit to experience the new augmented reality. The physical scratch game, AR digital extension, and mobile app were all created by the company’s global game studios in partnership with Fremantle, the exclusive licensor of the original Don Clemente LOTERIA.
“The timing for augmented reality is right for lotteries. While the industry has experimented with AR products in the past, the mobile technology is now solidly in place and widely accessible. Players are ready,” Amy Bergette, VP Digital Content Studio for Scientific Games, said.
“Our digital animators brought the original Don Clemente LOTERIA images to life in AR with an advanced second-chance collection promotion that leverages the traditional bingo-style game play inherent with the game. We believe that it rivals the best AR experiences available to consumers. This is just the spark, it’s just the beginning of the endless possibilities in what Scientific Games can offer with AR technology,” Bergette said.
The company’s AR game extension with a turnkey mobile app is available now so lotteries can easily add it to physical instant games in their 2023 portfolios. For the physical LOTERIA game purchased at retail, Scientific Games added high-definition HD Games symbols, along with LuxShimmer and LuxVelvet special finishing options from its Strategic Product Enhancements to add value to the player’s experience.
“Our multi-channel digital engagement strategy was to connect the physical game purchased at retail with the digital AR experience for players. We also wanted to offer today’s players an enhanced, high-value experience that complements the lottery’s overall portfolio,” John Schulz, President Americas & Global Instant Products for Scientific Games, said.