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GTECH scrutinized in bid for Tennessee lottery contracts
GTECH Corp., the lottery giant bidding for Tennessee contracts, has been praised for quick startups and leading technology.But the company has also been criticized for aggressive lobbying and a series of missteps in the 1990s that led to the criminal conviction of one employee and culminated in an overhaul of top managers three years ago. I don't think their past record should reflect adversely on ... the present company, although it does require someone to look at them with a little more due di ...
Nov 20, 2003, 7:00 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery may make early contract picks
The Tennessee lottery board is still on track with the Nov. 24 deadline to decide on contracts for gaming vendors.Board members will determine Thursday whether they will hold a telephone conference Friday to make an early decision on the contracts, which would give gaming vendors two more days laying the infrastructure for ticket sales.Wanda Young Wilson, senior vice president for corporate affairs, said that at this stage every day counts.The goal is to start the lottery by Feb. 10. The Tenness ...
Nov 18, 2003, 5:03 am - Lottery News forum

State to display odds of winning
When Tennesseans start playing the lottery next year, they'll know something dreamers in many other states don't: the odds of winning.State law doesn't require the odds to be advertised, but Tennessee lottery chief Rebecca Paul believes it's good business to do so. Every place I've ever been has prominently displayed it in brochures, at point of sale, where people get their play slips, where they fill them out, Paul said. It's important to have it there and ready and available for anybody who ...
Nov 10, 2003, 4:51 am - Lottery News forum

Paul's pay checked
With much still to do, lottery organizer faces criticism over salariesWith Tennessee's new lottery set to begin in just three months, Rebecca Paul has a lot to do and little time to do it.Paul and her senior staff must hire contractors, test software, rent offices, hire hundreds of people, train retailers and build a computer network. And those are just the highlights.To get everything done by Feb. 10, Paul works from 9 a.m. to midnight nearly every day - a schedule that hasn't left time for cul ...
Nov 10, 2003, 4:48 am - Lottery News forum

Cohen says Tenn. lottery tickets will be on sale by Jan. 27
The Tennessee Legislature's leading lottery advocate predicted Thursday that Tennessee will be selling lottery tickets by Jan. 27 and said the startup date could have been Jan. 1.Sen. Steve Cohen, D-Memphis, said the state lottery board had dramatically underestimated the skill and speed of lottery CEO Rebecca Paul when it set Feb. 10 as the target startup date. He described Paul as a workaholic working 24/7 with the best lottery team ever assembled. Feb. 10 is the first deadline Paul, former G ...
Nov 7, 2003, 4:37 am - Lottery News forum

Tenn. Lottery offices to be housed at MetroCenter
A former Nortel Networks building in MetroCenter north of downtown will become the new home of the Tennessee lottery.Under preliminary terms, the lottery will lease 55,181 square feet of space on part of the first floor and all of the second floor at about $925,000 in annual rent. It will be a 10-year lease.At an average annual rate of $16.76 per square foot, it was the lowest bid of the three buildings lottery officials looked at seriously, said Steve Adams, the lottery's chief administrative o ...
Oct 31, 2003, 4:52 am - Lottery News forum

'Enough,' Bredesen warns lottery chief
Hire homegrown, lower-paid people, governor suggestsGov. Phil Bredesen says he wants Tennessee lottery chief Rebecca Paul to stop stacking her staff with former employees from the Georgia lottery and paying out top-dollar salaries. I honestly think we have enough Georgians now and we have enough high-salary people, and I'm anxious to get on with the business of building this lottery, Bredesen told reporters yesterday. We've accommodated what she wanted, but enough is enough. Paul has so far hir ...
Oct 18, 2003, 1:53 pm - Lottery News forum

Tenn. lottery chief keeping mum about several key questions
Tennessee lottery CEO Rebecca Paul is keeping quiet on several significant lottery issues, including why she wants to contract with a single vendor for lottery goods and supplies instead of splitting up the business among several vendors.In an interview with The Tennessean earlier this week, Paul was questioned about language in the request for proposal (RFP) sent to vendors stating that it is the desire of the Tennessee Education Lottery Corp. to select a single vendor able to provide a compreh ...
Oct 18, 2003, 1:51 pm - Lottery News forum

Tenn. Lottery hires another Georgia veteran
The Tennessee Education Lottery Corp. on Thursday lured another Georgian to pilot its new lottery.Sidney Chambers was named senior vice president of sales and marketing. He formerly worked at the Georgia Lottery. At least two others have already left for Tennessee, including former Georgia Lottery director Rebecca Paul.Tennessee also has hired Wanda Young Wilson, who will be the games executive vice president and general counsel _ a position similar to her previous job in Georgia.Chambers has wo ...
Oct 17, 2003, 4:34 am - Lottery News forum

Texas may move to join Mega Millions today
The Texas Lottery Commission could formalize its decision to enter the multi-state lottery game Mega Millions today, a move expected to bring more than $50 million a year to state coffers.The three-member panel is scheduled to take action on a proposal that would allow lottery director Reagan Greer to sign a contract with the consortium of ten states that make up Mega Millions.Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Virginia and Washington are the other ...
Oct 16, 2003, 3:48 am - Lottery News forum