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Losing bidders protest $262 million Maryland Lottery contract
Two losing contenders for a contract worth as much as $263 million for the computer network that runs the Maryland lottery are protesting a decision to award the business to a rival, charging that a state agency chose the highest bidder after a tainted process. Lanham-based Gaming Innovations LLC and London-based IGT Global Solutions filed the protests with the Maryland State Lottery Gaming Control Agency after the agency awarded the eight-year contract to Scientific Games International of La ...
Sep 21, 2016, 11:01 am - Lottery News forum

Arkansas Lottery officials sign contract with Camelot for business plan
Arkansas officials signed a contract Monday with lottery consultant Camelot Global Services, which will develop a business plan for the state lottery and help implement the plan, a spokesman for the state Department of Finance and Administration said. Lottery Director Bishop Woosley and finance department Director Larry Walther signed the contract, said spokesman Jake Bleed. Camelot has offices in Philadelphia and London. We are awaiting confirmation on their end that the contract has bee ...
Dec 1, 2015, 9:30 am - Lottery News forum

Illinois Lottery cuts ties with private manager
The split between the Illinois Lottery and its private manager, Northstar Lottery Group, is now official after three years of acrimony over lower-than-expected revenues. The termination agreement, signed Tuesday by Gov. Pat Quinn, comes a little more than three months after he directed lottery officials to sever ties with the company after it fell short of promised revenues for the third consecutive year. At the time, the company had posted record profits to the state, but those figures st ...
Dec 10, 2014, 9:11 pm - Lottery News forum

Mass. Lottery bases advertising hire on diversity
More capable company doesn't get contract for nondiversity, despite having female CEO The Massachusetts Lottery's lucrative advertising contract, the source of the political downfall of former state Treasurer Tim Cahill, is again under fire after a marketing firm led by a prominent Boston businesswoman lost the bid under the state's diversity program. The Patrick administration is defending the award of the $5 million Lottery contract to Connelly Partners, which is not owned by a woman or ...
Jul 8, 2013, 8:55 am - Lottery News forum

Another lottery contract is under the D.C. Council's microscope
For more than two hours Thursday, a D.C. Council committee discussed the merits of the lottery contract. No, not that lottery contract. Not the one for the city's electronic numbers games, which has been a pox on city politics for five years now, prompting numerous hearings, lawsuits, reports, investigations, newspaper articles, editorials, and much embarrassment. This lottery contact is a smaller one, worth $9.7 million over four years to produce and distribute scratch-off tickets, awarde ...
Jun 30, 2013, 2:11 pm - Lottery News forum

Court filings outline steering of D.C. lottery deal
In recorded conversation, official suggests ousting winner of bidding Documents filed in federal court Thursday portray in vivid detail the efforts of a number of D.C. officials, including then-Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray and Chief Financial Officer Natwar M. Gandhi, to manipulate the outcome of the competitively bid, multimillion-dollar D.C. Lottery contract. The documents, supported by transcripts of tape-recorded conversations, were filed in response to efforts by the city to resis ...
Sep 16, 2011, 10:06 am - Lottery News forum

3 companies bid to run lucrative Texas Lottery
Three major gambling companies entered the competition by Tuesday to run Texas' lottery a massive operation that could pay $100 million per year to the winning bidder. Scientific Games Corp., Intralot Inc. and GTECH Corp., which holds the current Texas operations contract, submitted cost proposals for the games, said Texas Lottery Commission spokesman Bobby Heith. All are prominent companies in the lottery and gambling business worldwide and frequently compete with one another for U.S. sta ...
Jul 1, 2010, 9:24 am - Lottery News forum

Vermont sued over state lottery contract award
The company that has operated Vermont Lottery games for the past 10 years is suing the state, trying to force the release of documents related to Vermont's decision to switch to another company. Scientific Games International Inc. alleges in a lawsuit that the state Lottery Commission, its executive director, Alan Yandow, and Attorney General William Sorrell have violated Vermont's public records law for about a year by refusing to provide the documents. Scientific Games, based in Alpharet ...
Jun 11, 2010, 8:48 am - Lottery News forum

Intralot's D.C. Lottery contact finally passed by council
The lucrative and long-controversial lottery contract has finally passed the D.C. Council. Intralot, a Greek-owned multinational firm, has been approved to take over the city's online number games from longtime operator Lottery Technology Enterprises---a contract worth nearly $40 million over five years. The company's successful first bid ended in a political fiasco, with several councilmembers refusing to ratify the contract after raising questions about minority partners. A second round of ...
Dec 1, 2009, 8:00 pm - Lottery News forum

Arkansas Lottery picks Scientific Games for instant tickets
A Georgia lottery equipment company will supply scratch-off tickets to Arkansas' fledging lottery, an oversight panel decided Wednesday. The Arkansas Lottery Commission awarded an instant ticket contract worth 1.75 percent of net ticket sales to Alpharetta, Ga.-based Scientific Games Corp. The deal is expected to be worth millions of dollars based on a $400 million annual sales estimate. Commissioners also awarded an advertising contract to a Little Rock firm, as the panel speeds toward a ...
Aug 10, 2009, 9:07 am - Lottery News forum

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