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New Mexico Lottery suddenly terminates CEO

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The New Mexico Lottery's board of directors has voted to terminate the contract of chief executive officer Tom Romero, effective immediately.

Romero had been the lottery's executive vice president of security since its inception in 1996 and CEO since November 2006.

The seven-member, governor-appointed Lottery Authority Board voted unanimously to terminate Romero's contract Wednesday.

No reason was immediately given for the move and board members declined to discuss the termination after the special session.

In a statement, the board thanked Romero for his many years of "devoted service to the lottery."

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Nikkicute's avatar - nnjx1k
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Posted: November 13, 2013, 11:35 pm - IP Logged

That's strangeWhat?

Any New Mexico players here on LP?

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    Posted: November 13, 2013, 11:42 pm - IP Logged

    The CEO of Georgia's Lottery Corp. should  be treated the same way!

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      Posted: November 13, 2013, 11:43 pm - IP Logged

      We should have the Pennsylvania Lottery investigated, along with Corbin's personal finances, off shore bank accounts, hidden assets?   Investigate Attorney General!  You HAVE the Power of the People!

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        Posted: November 13, 2013, 11:44 pm - IP Logged

        Ouch, those splinters sure do hurt.  Don't you just Love it when a board terminates someone without a reason.   Maybe turnabout would be fair play there...!

                                                     

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          Posted: November 13, 2013, 11:50 pm - IP Logged

          Interesting. He is also chairman of MUSL (Powerball).

          If the chances of winning the jackpot are so slim, why play when the jackpot is so small? Your chances never change, but the potential payoff does.
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            Posted: November 14, 2013, 1:09 am - IP Logged

            I'm gonna guess, too many winners.

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              Posted: November 14, 2013, 7:59 am - IP Logged

              Hanky Panky?

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                Posted: November 14, 2013, 10:37 am - IP Logged

                Hanky Panky?

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                  Posted: November 14, 2013, 10:39 am - IP Logged

                  That's strangeWhat?

                  Any New Mexico players here on LP?

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                    Posted: November 14, 2013, 10:46 am - IP Logged

                    Hmmm, I wonder if we'll hear more, there's always more.

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                      Posted: November 14, 2013, 12:24 pm - IP Logged

                      Ouch, those splinters sure do hurt.  Don't you just Love it when a board terminates someone without a reason.   Maybe turnabout would be fair play there...!

                      Iol..splinters huh?
                      He probably knows why they showing him the door. I wonder if these CEO's of lottery Commissions get their " Golden Parachute" when they told their services are no longer required?

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                        Posted: November 14, 2013, 1:42 pm - IP Logged

                        Am not surprised mexico terminated it's lottery CEO but am surprised they terminated him peacefully and not the real Mexican way of termination .At least they are getting better civilized over there.lol

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                          Posted: November 14, 2013, 4:21 pm - IP Logged

                          Am not surprised mexico terminated it's lottery CEO but am surprised they terminated him peacefully and not the real Mexican way of termination .At least they are getting better civilized over there.lol

                          This is New Mexico, not old Mexico below the border. But I get what you mean.

                          Actually, in the old days, if he was doing hanky panky, they'd probably fire the secretary and give him a promotion. Instead, today they say "thank you for your years of service" and let him slip quietly away with a hefty severance package, probably to a high paying job in the private sector with one of the contractors, or possibly run for congress.

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                            Posted: November 14, 2013, 4:44 pm - IP Logged

                            I'm gonna guess, too many winners.

                            They can't have that lol the lottery is supposed to be painful and unforgiving..

                            That money's gone fo ever