Scientific Games is a company built on dreams. The global leader in retail and digital products covers government-sponsored lottery, sports betting, and scratch-offs sold at convenience stores. It’s been helping consumers dream of huge payoffs and lives of luxury since 1973, providing games, tech, analytics, and services to 130 lotteries in 50 countries around the world.
The company has also done right by its commitment to the communities in which it operates. In June 2022, Scientific Games won three Communitas Awards for Corporate Social Responsibility. Two of the awards were received in environmental categories and another was awarded for responsible gaming.
Scientific Games has received certification for environmental management after committing to mitigating its environmental impact across five continents. Additionally, it was one of the first companies in the world to receive global certification as a “Responsible Gaming supplier” from the World Lottery Association.
Recently, the company partnered with a Montreal nonprofit to create an urban agricultural farm at its Canadian lottery instant game production facility. Nonprofit La Cuisine Collective Hochelaga-Maisonneuve will build a sustainable farm on land provided by Scientific Games. Ideally, the farm will help feed the local community and follows a broader initiative to plant 75 trees in an effort to make the city greener.
The urban farm project is slated to create jobs, offer educational workshops to local schools, and offer a business program for adults with intellectual disabilities. Produce from the farm will go to 40 local collective kitchens and be used for food baskets distributed to single-parent families as well as others in need.
The farm aspires to create 150,000 meals and fill more than 2,600 food baskets. And that’s not all: a greenhouse is planned for installation between 2023 and 2024.
Whether it’s urban farms and greenhouses or more corporate-focused building, it’s part of Director of Facilities and Construction Management Ben Kopacka’s portfolio. Kopacka has been with Scientific Games since 2019 when he signed on as a senior manager. He was promoted to his current role in 2021.
Prior to joining Scientific Games, Kopacka spent over five years in the United States Air Force as an engineer prior to entering the corporate workforce. The veteran handled massive construction programs in Qatar and Honduras, then concluded his military career as a project engineer in Great Falls, Montana.
Today, Kopacka is a one-man facilities powerhouse who has proven himself more than capable of the task. And it’s a good thing because the growth at Scientific Games only continues.
The company’s Scratch’N win games just signed a new five-year contract with the Atlantic Lottery, whose Canadian provinces include New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and Labrador. After topping 2021 revenue by 9.8 percent, the continued partnership makes sense especially since Scientific Games has engaged in a massive retail modernization project with the Atlantic Lottery that features new, advanced point-of-sale technology across a retailer network of 3,000.
The numbers are already strong at Scientific Games. Its products generate more than 70 percent of global instant game retail sales, and the company serves as the primary provider to 9 of the top 10 performing instant game lotteries in the world. While the business may be built on dreams, Scientific Games’ continued expansion is a certain reality.
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