The popularity of Smartplay’s Origin® Digital Draw System has been growing by leaps and bounds. Domestically, in 2016, we supplied eighteen new systems to state lotteries in Arkansas, Colorado, Indiana, New Jersey and Wisconsin. The increase in demand in the international market has been steady, and the domestic market is gradually warming up to the concept of the computer-drawn winning numbers. The value can be found in the variety of production options and simultaneous output to a variety of distribution routes, such as social media outlets. Additionally, properly manufactured and secured systems can require less staff and allow more flexibility in the type of drawing (raffle, multi-tier drawing, multiple number options, etc.).
With Smartplay’s Origin®, the Illinois lottery has a complete package of 1080p graphics and social media reporting at their fingertips. The system renders fully-animated movies, compressing them down to an MP4 file that then can be distributed to any media—traditional TV stations, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and websites.
When it comes to security, three critical elements are addressed by the Origin®. First, with no internet or other networked connections, the system cannot be manipulated by outside malware or hacks, operating independently from potential sources of corruption.
The system is physically secure, using a high security, tamper-evident chassis
seal on the console. Once the system is ready to go, every event is logged. The system runs its own self-diagnostic check during startup. Lottery officials easily export drawing results to web and media outlets via video card, thumb drive or by using the Origin® Portal System.
Finally, the challenge for individual lotteries is to eliminate any opportunity for fraud by an insider: a lottery employee or auditor or vendor. Insider fraud can occur when someone with intimate knowledge of the draw system and the security features manipulates the system to their advantage. Smartplay’s system depends on a two-tier approach to assure game integrity. Our use of this method has been audited, tested, scrutinized and certified by world’s top gaming certification companies. KPMG of Vancouver, Canada; Gaming Laboratories Inc. of Lakehurst, NJ; Secure Software in McClean, VA; BMM Compliance of Las Vegas, NV; and Eclipse Compliance Testing in Solon, OH have all certified the Origin® System.