LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A legislative panel is delaying its review of a proposed contract to run a major part of Arkansas' lottery as lawmakers say they're worried the games' startup is moving too quickly.
The Arkanas lottery's legislative oversight committee on Tuesday decided to hold its review of the contract with Intralot, the Greek vendor chosen to handle the Arkansas lottery's online games contract. The lottery commission has already voted its intent to award Intralot the contract.
Intralot has said it can have the games up and running by Sept. 28, more than a month before the Oct. 29 deadline the state's lottery commission had set for startup.
Several committee members say they're worried the late September startup is too little time to prepare for ticket sales.