COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s lottery commission has pulled back a request for an unbid $71 million contract for the Greek company that runs the state’s gambling operations.
The commission wanted the state Controlling Board to approve a two-year contract with Intralot that also included waiving competitive bidding for two-year contract renewal options through 2027.
The last request for a lottery proposal was issued 10 years ago.
The Columbus Dispatch reports state Sen. Jay Hottinger says it’s uncertain how good the state’s deal with Intralot is.
The paper reports that Intralot has been paid $259 million since 2009 to provide Ohio’s lottery terminals and electronic slot machines at racinos.