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Legality of Tennessee-Georgia lottery partnership questioned
Lawsuit could delay games, lawmaker saysQuestions are being raised about the legality of the proposed marriage of the Tennessee and Georgia lotteries and whether a legal challenge by a jealous vendor could stall the start to the Tennessee lottery.State Attorney General Paul Summers was asked yesterday to examine the question of whether Tennessee and Georgia can strike a ''strategic alliance'' under terms of the law that created the lottery this spring.The request came from state Sen. David Fowle
Aug 14, 2003, 4:00 am - Lottery News

Big games enter lottery's big picture
A giant jackpot lottery such as Powerball or Mega Millions is likely to become part of Tennessee's buffet of games, but the heads of lotteries in Tennessee and Georgia say a possible partnership won't affect which game Tennesseans play.Others, including the chief of the South Carolina lottery, say Georgia's membership in Mega Millions could influence Tennessee to join that game, which is not as well-known by Middle and West Tennesseans.These big games in which states pool their prize money to of
Aug 12, 2003, 5:21 am - Lottery News

Tennessee lottery head warms to Georgia
If Georgia lottery officials can prove that they can get Tennessee's lottery going ''faster and cheaper,'' the two states could become kissing cousins.Tennessee lottery board Chairman Denny Bottorff said yesterday that he has warmed up to the idea of partnering this state's start-up with Georgia's experience after touring lottery headquarters in Atlanta last week.The rest of the board is scheduled to travel there Thursday to get a first-hand look.''In the end we have to be satisfied it's faster
Aug 5, 2003, 4:51 am - Lottery News

Lottery board looks at visiting seven states, Canadian province
Potential sites include Florida, KentuckyMembers of the Tennessee Lottery Board may visit seven states and a Canadian province in a search for information about setting up and running the Tennessee lottery.Two committees of the lottery board met by teleconference yesterday, one to talk over potential visits by the seven board members to other lottery states and the other to write the criteria and application for the board's legal counsel.The board is looking at a trip to Canada because several C
Aug 1, 2003, 8:14 am - Lottery News

Tenn. Lottery Board develops workers code of conduct
The Tennessee Education Lottery Corp. apparently does not intend to interfere with the love lives of its employees, but lottery workers may find their political activities restricted.Many of the ethics provisions in a code of conduct recommended yesterday by a Lottery Board committee are straight out of the lottery law approved by the legislature in June.There was one new wrinkle that the committee rejected. It would have prohibited dating between lottery supervisors and subordinates because of
Aug 1, 2003, 7:45 am - Lottery News

Tennessee lottery summit to be secret
The Tennessee lottery board will meet in secret when it picks a law firm to replace one rejected last week by Gov. Phil Bredesen despite a general inclination to make things as open as possible, the chairman said Tuesday. The selection process begins today when Denny Bottorff, chairman of the Tennessee Education Lottery Corp., and two other board members meet as a subcommittee to establish the criteria that a lottery law firm must meet.At one point Tuesday an announcement was sent to media mem
Jul 30, 2003, 3:36 am - Lottery News

Georgia proposes deal with new Tennessee lottery
NASHVILLE, -- Tennessee could launch its new lottery up to four months earlier than planned if it partners with Georgia and its vendor contract, Georgia Lottery director Rebecca Paul said Monday.Paul pitched the unique idea of a ``long-term strategic alliance'' to the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation board at its second meeting, telling members the states' identical lottery statutes ``open doors for us to do many things jointly to reduce overhead in both jurisdictions.''Tennessee's lotter
Jul 29, 2003, 3:28 am - Lottery News

TN Lottery board meets today, to hear Georgia proposal
The Tennessee Lottery Corporation Board is expected to hear a proposal Monday from Georgia officials about a potential deal between the state games. The board's second meeting begins at 1:00 pm (Central). The proposal involves pooling resources and expertise to keep down costs associated with the Tennessee and Georgia lotteries. On another matter, the lottery corporation will now hire it's own attorney. Governor Bredesen initially arranged for a Nashville law firm to handle the lotte
Jul 28, 2003, 7:53 am - Lottery News

Cohen criticizes Bredesen on lottery
Sen. Steve Cohen, chief sponsor of legislation creating the state's new lottery and an increasingly frequent critic of Gov. Phil Bredesen, asked the governor Thursday why the lottery's board of directors was not allowed to choose its own credit provider. Only days after Bredesen said he made a mistake by allowing a Nashville law firm with close ties to his administration to be appointed counsel for the Tennessee Lottery Corporation, the governor was again on the defensive.At issue is an initial
Jul 28, 2003, 3:35 am - Lottery News

Tennessee lottery board meets for second time
Tennessees new lottery board will meet today for the second time following a rocky start last week. Gov. Phil Bredesen appointed law firm Bass Berry Sims as legal counsel for the board last Monday. And one day later, amid criticism, dismissed the firm due to its close ties to the administration. Bass Berry will be back today to help get things started. The board is expected to take up the issue of naming a new firm. Lottery leader Sen. Steve Cohen (D) of Memphis has taken issue with last weeks
Jul 28, 2003, 3:33 am - Lottery News

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