The Providence Journal, Providence, RI — A reworked 20-year no-bid Lottery deal for IGT and its new partner in Rhode Island's gambling world won the approval of a key House committee on Thursday, after a tough year that has led the House GOP leader to question whether R.I. should rethink the numbers.
A 20-year no-bid contract with IGT and Bally’s
YOGONET Gaming News - A reworked 20-year no-bid Lottery deal for International Game Technology (IGT) and its new partner, Bally's Corporation, in Rhode Island won the approval of a key House committee yesterday with a 10-2 vote, after a tough year that has led the House GOP leader to question whether Rhode Island should rethink the numbers, reports the Providence Journal.
MINORITY WHIP MICHAEL W. CHIPPENDALE SHARES HIS CONCERNS IN REGARDS TO IGT/TWIN RIVER CONTRACT LEGISLATION WITH JOHN LOUGHLIN
Rep Michael Chippendale Discusses the lack of necessary legislative oversight on the Governor's 6 month rule by Executive Order; the need to investigate RI's alarmingly high nursing home fatalities during COVID; and the IGT/Twin River deal..."one of the worst proposals in RI history", with former Rep and NewsTalk 99.7 & AM 630 WPRO Show Host John Loughlin
Minority Whip Michael W. Chippendale shares his concerns in regards to IGT/Twin River contract legislation with John Loughlin
The debate over a proposed 20-year deal for IGT Global Services and Twin River continues to heat up ahead of an expected General Assembly vote next month.
Leader Blake Filippi details concerns mandating House oversight, particularly the IGT/Twin River contract legislation under consideration in House Finance
Rep. Blake Filippi joins the Tara Granahan Show to discuss small businesses, the new hirings and questionable spending at CCRI, and the budget.
PROVIDENCE -- Philanthropist Alan Hassenfeld, the retired chairman and CEO of the Hasbro toy company, has sent Rhode Island lawmakers an open letter begging them to take a second look at the giveaways in the proposed 20-year, no-bid IGT contract.
Another hoodwink on Smith Hill reappears
Like a relative who comes to visit and never goes home, IGT (now joined by Twin River) is about to press the General Assembly for a renewed 20-year contract for gaming services. As you will recall, Gov. Gina Raimondo made a secret billion dollar deal without bid. One of her cronies who was IGT’s former chairman served with her when she headed the Democratic National Committee and he poured campaign contributions into her coffers. It seems that a sweetheart deal is poised for approval by the legislature despite numerous red flags.
The unprecedented proposal by IGT for a 20-year no-bid gaming contract has all along seemed a huge advantage for that firm to the obvious detriment of the state.
House Minority Leader Blake A. Filippi shares his concerns in regards to IGT/Twin River contract legislation with John Loughlin
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