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Is Georgia too much on their minds?
Tennessee's new lottery board appears to be rushing headlong into a partnership with Georgia, and someone needs to slow the train down so the public can have a better view of where it is headed.The plunge to do business with Georgia has raised more questions than members of the Tennessee Education Lottery Corp. have answered. The first and foremost is the legality of such a contract.That question is expected to have an answer from Tennessee Attorney General Paul Summers in a formal legal opinion
Sep 3, 2003, 3:54 am - Lottery News

Lottery deal may lead to lawsuits
Tennessee's lottery board is pushing ahead with preparations for an unprecedented partnership with Georgia despite escalating criticism of the arrangement and no definitive answer as to whether it would be legal. That question is expected to be answered by Attorney General Paul G. Summers in a formal legal opinion before Friday, when the seven-member board of the Tennessee Education Lottery Corp. has scheduled a vote on acceptance of Georgia's offer.If given the legal green light, there is an ar
Sep 2, 2003, 4:04 am - Lottery News

Lottery partnerships have poor track record
As Tennessee officials consider a lottery partnership with Georgia, lottery observers warn that similar joint ventures have had their problems. Tensions simmer within a consortium of western Canadian provinces operating a lottery together. Three New England states are starting to go their separate ways. And South Carolina took only a few days before turning down Georgia's offer to join forces.``Some liaisons are not what they're cracked up to be,'' Edward Stanek of Iowa, the country's longest-se
Sep 2, 2003, 3:58 am - Lottery News

Sen. Criticizes Proposed Tenn.-Georgia Partnership
A Tennessee state senator Thursday questioned a lottery alliance proposed between Tennessee and Georgia. Sen. Bill Clabough of Maryville said the partnership would undermine public trust by ignoring a law requiring competitive bidding.Under consideration is a plan for the two states to share in major lottery vendor contracts.Clabough said the Legislature has clearly stated that such major contracts should be awarded based on competitive bids.Tennessee lottery officials have said they hope to mak
Aug 29, 2003, 4:06 am - Lottery News

Forum criticized for including Georgia lottery firms
A lottery forum planned for minority businesses in Memphis next week came under fire yesterday, with some vendors saying that inviting two companies that work for the Georgia lottery to participate makes it appear that a Tennessee-Georgia partnership is a done deal.Three African-American lawmakers are planning a ''Tennessee Lottery Business Opportunities Forum'' Sept. 4, featuring GTECH and Scientific Games. A state lottery board member, originally scheduled to appear, has pulled out of the prog
Aug 28, 2003, 4:24 am - Lottery News

S.C. lotto questions deal with Georgia
Top officials in South Carolina said Tuesday savings projections acquired by Tennessee lottery board members regarding a potential partnership with the successful Georgia lottery are likely inaccurate.They also detailed other concerns they had about partnering with Georgia before they rejected such an alliance.The Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation (TELC) is poised to make a decision next week on whether to team with Georgias lottery to possibly maximize spending power and curb start up cos
Aug 27, 2003, 3:21 am - Lottery News

Lottery Vendors Object to Tenn.-Georgia Partnership
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 partner
Aug 25, 2003, 1:51 pm - Lottery News

Lottery alliance winning support
For those prone to wager, a lottery partnership between Georgia and Tennessee looks like a pretty good bet these days.Georgia officials have proposed the partnership, which would be unique in the nation and could involve anything from sharing office supplies and vendors to combined games.The idea got a push last week when a consultant told Tennessee's lottery board that a joint venture would make the Volunteer State mountains of money over the next few years. There appear to be a huge number of
Aug 25, 2003, 3:26 am - Lottery News

Ga. officials: HOPE funds could run out early as 2007
Organizers of the Georgia Lottery-supported HOPE scholarship program said Thursday that the resources to provide full tuition for eligible students may be depleted as early as 2007.Until now, money generated by the lottery has paid state college tuition and fees in full with additional grants for books, and, until last year, had millions of dollars to spare. The only catch for students was to maintain a B average.The program has never faced normal budget restraints, said Terry Gandy, head of the
Aug 22, 2003, 10:43 am - Lottery News

Facing Fraud Trial, Mayor Wins Lottery
The mayor of the small town of Dawson, Georgia won $500,000 in the Georgia Lottery a month before his trial on charges of insurance fraud and forgery. Mayor Robert Albritten went to Atlanta on Monday and picked up his prize, worth about $300,000 after taxes, said lottery spokesman J.B. Landroche.Albritten is scheduled to go on trial next month on 19 counts. The owner of a funeral home, he allegedly sold life insurance to elderly nursing home residents, many of whom may not have realized what the
Aug 7, 2003, 3:59 am - Lottery News