D.C. Lottery contract award put on hold
Washington, D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty is withdrawing a controversial proposal to award a $120 million lottery contract to a start-up firm in a maneuver designed to prevent the agreement from dying in the D.C. Council.
Fenty (D) will resubmit the proposal in September, when the council returns from a summer recess, interim Attorney General Peter J. Nickles said.
That would be the third time Fenty asks the council to give the contract to W2I Ventures instead of extending the agreement with ...
Jun 27, 2008, 8:01 am - Lottery News forum
Ohio Lottery stands by change of vendors
The Ohio Lottery is staying with its decision to go with a new vendor despite complaints from the company it has been doing business with for more than two decades.
In a letter Friday to GTECH Corp., Ohio Lottery Director Michael Dolan rebuffed the company's claims that the lottery botched the bidding process when it awarded a lucrative contract to competitor Intralot Inc
The contract, which would begin July 1, 2009, is estimated to be worth about $170 million and could last up to 10 years ...
Jun 15, 2008, 1:34 pm - Lottery News forum
GTECH given time to fight for Ohio Lottery contract
Legislators stall the hiring of Intralot
Treading carefully through a legal minefield yesterday, a panel of state legislators put off a decision to hire a new company to run popular Ohio Lottery games, including Pick 3, Mega Millions and the upcoming Keno game.
The state Controlling Board, a panel of legislators that votes on major spending proposals, spurned a request by Lottery Director Michael A. Dolan to approve a one-year contract with Intralot SA, a Greek company with U.S. headquarte ...
Jun 4, 2008, 10:33 am - Lottery News forum
Contract controversy reveals D.C. Lottery's tangled roots
Jerry Cooper, the man who helped bring legalized gambling and the lottery to the District nearly 30 years ago, called local businessman Warren C. Williams Sr. with a suggestion last year.
The District's contract with Lottery Technology Enterprises, the firm that has run the city's online gaming for about 25 years, was going to expire by 2009. Would Williams be interested in bidding against LTE for the lucrative contract?
No, but maybe his son and daughter-in-law would.
So Alaka Willi ...
May 21, 2008, 8:29 am - Lottery News forum
Ohio Lottery switches games operator
Greek company wins competition by offering $200 million in savings
The Ohio Lottery is planning to turn over control of some of its best-known games Pick 3, Pick 4, Mega Millions and the upcoming Keno game to an international company that's projected to save the lottery $200 million over 10 years.
Lottery officials approved a contract with Intralot, a Greek company with U.S. headquarters near Atlanta, to replace Gtech Corp. of Rhode Island beginning in June 2009.
Gtech has been runn ...
May 13, 2008, 8:45 am - Lottery News forum
Software error stalls validation of some winning D.C. lottery tickets
Glitch delayed winnings for several dozen ticketholders; cause still sought
A mysterious software bug in 17 lottery machines used by the D.C. Lottery and Charitable Games Control Board in Washington left several dozen winning instant ticketholders unable to immediately cash their prize tickets last week.
The problem, according to Jay Young, chief operating officer of the lottery board, was tracked to the proprietary software that validates instant tickets with winning numbers, but the exac ...
May 9, 2008, 8:46 am - Lottery News forum
Scientific Games wins Pennsylvania Lottery contract
Secretary of Revenue Tom Wolf today announced that after reviewing best and final offers, the department has selected Scientific Games International Inc. to supply terminal-based game services to the Pennsylvania Lottery.
Scientific Games, based in Alpharetta, Ga., was chosen following an open and competitive procurement process. Wolf said a committee comprised of employees from the Department of Revenue and the PA Lottery began evaluating vendor proposals in July.
In January, Wolf annou ...
Apr 30, 2008, 9:39 am - Lottery News forum
UK National Lottery operator Camelot knew manager was spying on rivals
A manager at Camelot, the operator of the United Kingdom's National Lottery, used false identities to gather intelligence on rival companies, according to an official investigation.
Alexia Latham, a media relations manager, used three aliases to glean information over a 10-month period as Camelot fought off competitors to win a lucrative 10-year license.
On one occasion, Latham, 34, posed as a student using the name Karen Dikins and a fake e-mail address to dupe a leading lottery consultan ...
Feb 25, 2008, 3:51 pm - Lottery News forum
GTECH awarded Pennsylvania, West Virginia lottery contracts
Lottomatica SpA said its wholly-owned subsidiary GTECH has been told by the Pennsylvania State Lottery of its intent to award GTECH a 5-year contract to provide online and instant integrated services.
The proposed contract, which is expected to kick in in January 2009, includes five 1-year extension options exercisable at the Lottery's discretion.
The Pennsylvania Lottery ranks sixth in the US in terms of total lottery sales, with revenues of $3.076 billion in its most recent fiscal year.
Jan 16, 2008, 10:39 am - Lottery News forum
N.M. Lottery signs 7-year contract with Intralot
The New Mexico Lottery today awarded a contract for a new computer gaming system to Georgia-based Intralot, ending a competitive bidding process that started more than two and a half years ago.
Over the life of the seven-year contract, the lottery will pay Intralot a base price of 1.50 percent or $18.2 million on projected total net sales of $1.15 billion. Intralot's base price includes ticket sale and validation terminals for 1,100 lottery retailers statewide as well as related peripher ...
Nov 20, 2007, 9:42 am - Lottery News forum