LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Lawmakers have cleared the way for Arkansas' lottery to sign two major contracts for running the games, despite concerns that plans are moving too quickly toward a late September start.
The lottery's legislative oversight committee on Thursday completed its review of the lottery's contract with Intralot, the Greek vendor chosen to handle the lottery's online games contract. The Lottery Commission has already voted to award Intralot the contract to set up the lottery's draw games and the computer network for lottery retailers.
The committee on Tuesday delayed its review after several members said they were worried that the lottery was rushing with plans to start selling tickets by Sept. 28. The committee's review is the last step required before the commission can sign the contract with Intralot.
Lawmakers also completed their review of a proposed contract for supplying scratch-off tickets to Alpharetta, Ga.-based Scientific Games.