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Lottery Vendors Object to Tenn.-Georgia Partnership

Aug 25, 2003, 1:51 pm

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Private lottery vendors say a proposed partnership between the Tennessee and Georgia lotteries would be unfair, expensive, and would hurt Tennessee.

The vendors sent a letter to the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation last week, pointing out the risks of such an alliance.

The vendors include Creative Games International, Intralot USA, Pollard Banknote and Oberthur Gaming Technologies.

The four lottery companies, who have an interest in bidding for the Tennessee contracts, say a Georgia partnership would not allow a fair and competitive bidding process.

The vendors also say many jobs that would be created by the Tennessee lottery would be lost to Georgia.

Lottery officials are meeting this afternoon in Nashville and are expected to further discuss the proposal from Georgia.

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2 comments. Last comment 17 years ago by Littleoldlady.
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vincejr's avatar - wallace
Somewhere in VA
United States
Member #1944
July 29, 2003
130 Posts
Posted: August 26, 2003, 1:49 pm - IP Logged

It's about time some of the other MANY lottery/gaming vendors spoke up about the problems inherent in the proposed GA/TN "partnership". However, unsaid in the article (but probably strongly implied in the letter) is the strong probability of a lawsuit or lawsuits if the "partnership" goes through.

Come on TN, wake up and smell the load of "s" that GA is feeding you!

    Littleoldlady's avatar - basket
    United States
    Member #487
    July 15, 2002
    17638 Posts
    Posted: August 26, 2003, 6:14 pm - IP Logged

    I am in favor of the partnership myself.  the lottery would start much earlier and make more money..The 4 vendors who are against the partnership are sore losers.  They want absolute control.  I personally feel that they are against the "checks and balances" in the Georgia system.  In other words I feel as if the 4 vendors win, there is room for hanky panky which is not so easy if a sister state is looking over their shoulders.

    If you know your number is going to hit, have patience and then KILL IT!

    You never know when you will get another hit.