Abacus and Blackhawk Network Announce a Partnership
Delivering digital lottery solutions through existing Point-of-Sale Systems at retail
Pleasanton, California and London, United Kingdom – October 15, 2022 - Abacus Solutions International Group (ABACUS), a global technology provider connecting lottery systems with lottery retailers and Blackhawk Network, a global branded payments provider, are pleased to announce a new relationship designed to supply lotteries and lottery retailers with a selection of in-lane solutions that seamlessly integrate with existing retail point-of sale systems.
Abacus, who already offer a print-on-receipt solution and a Digital Gaming Transaction platform, is now licensed to offer Blackhawk’s QuickTicket product.
“We are excited to work with Abacus,” said Richard Gotlieb VP, Lottery & Sports Betting Blackhawk Network. “My hope is that through this relationship, we can further accelerate the adoption of lottery products available in-lane. Lotteries contemplating their options for in-lane draw products include two different solutions, print-on-receipt and QuickTicket, so lotteries were forced to make a choice: contract and integrate with Abacus for print-on-receipt, or contract and integrate with Blackhawk for QuickTicket. As a result of this partnership, lotteries will have the flexibility to offer either, or both, QuickTicket and print-on-receipt through Abacus and importantly, with just one integration.”
“This partnership with Blackhawk 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.”
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.
About Blackhawk Networks
Blackhawk Network delivers branded payment solutions through the prepaid products, technologies and network that connect brands and people. We collaborate with our partners to innovate, translating market trends in branded payments to increase reach, loyalty and revenue. We reliably execute security-minded solutions worldwide. Join us as we shape the future of global branded payments. Learn more at blackhawknetwork.com.