Besides the $660M OVERPAY to IGT/Twin River in the proposed NO-BID contract, the Governor, Speaker and Senate President are ignoring the HUGE ADDITIONAL REVENUE potential in our Instant Ticket program by denying other gaming companies the opportunity to bid. Just ask SCIENTIFIC GAMES, who sent a RECENT email to our legislators, asking for consideration and a chance to compete for our gaming business. Our taxpayer funded independent consultant said we were leaving money on the table with a no-bid contract --and here's proof!
Both Scientific Games and Twin River have PROVEN that any legislator voting for this no-bid contract does NOT HAVE THE TAXPAYERS' BEST INTERESTS IN MIND.
Join us in telling your Rep or Senator to follow the law and put this terrible deal out to bid.
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