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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 forum

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 forum

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 forum

Computerized lotto must wait awhile
Scratch-off would be only game for monthsTennesseans would be left to play a scratch-off lottery game for months before they get a chance to play computerized games such as lotto, under plans discussed by the Tennessee Education Lottery Corp. board yesterday.And your favorite spot to buy those lotto tickets might not get to sell them if the store doesn't sell enough scratch-offs while the computerized ticket-sales system is being installed statewide.The board discussed options but took no vote. ...
Aug 29, 2003, 11:13 am - Lottery News forum

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

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 forum

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 forum

Lottery board sets criteria for ticket sellers
Retailers who want to sell tickets for the new Tennessee lottery must abide by a list of criteria set Monday by the lottery corporation board.Among the criteria for prospective lottery retailers:Cannot be in business exclusively to sell lottery tickets.Must be current in filing and paying all Tennessee taxes.Cannot have a criminal record relating to the ''security and integrity'' of the lottery.Cannot reside in the same household as a lottery director, officer or employee of the corporation.Cann ...
Aug 26, 2003, 3:32 am - Lottery News forum

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 forum

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 forum