Last fall, Twin River was spending BIG money to ensure the proposed IGT deal went down. The concerns raised by EVP Marc Crisafulli were very compelling, as he was a former GTECH exec and gambling insider. Now that Twin River has part of the action, the "new" deal is supposedly "great." But for who? Certainly not the taxpayers who are paying significantly in this "deal" -- DOUBLE the OVERPAYMENT at $660 MILLION!! (Crisafulli verified during testimony there WAS an overpayment at $300M, our independent expert confirmed it was more than DOUBLE that amount.)
Now that Twin River is a beneficiary, our government leaders are pushing this awful, poorly negotiated NO-BID, 20 year contract. In Twin River's own words, we should "follow the law and bid the contract."
Join us in telling your Rep or Senator to vote NO on this insulting insider deal.
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