IGT vs. Twin River: Can both win?

As IGT and Twin River lock horns, 1,000 jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars in state revenue hang in the balance

LOCAL EMPLOYEES: Robert K. Vincent, right, chairman, IGT Global Solutions Corp., speaks with Jay Gendron, chief operations officer, lottery, at the company’s Providence offices. IGT currently holds a contract for the state’s lottery, which requires the company to have 1,000 Rhode Island-based employees. IGT is attempting to renew the contract with the state for a 20-year term through 2043. Of the 1,000 IGT employees now required in Rhode Island, only 60 or so are needed to serve the state’s lottery contract, Vincent said.  
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
LOCAL EMPLOYEES: Robert K. Vincent, right, chairman, IGT Global Solutions Corp., speaks with Jay Gendron, chief operations officer, lottery, at the company’s Providence offices. IGT currently holds a contract for the state’s lottery, which requires the company to have 1,000 Rhode Island-based employees. IGT is attempting to renew the contract with the state for a 20-year term through 2043. Of the 1,000 IGT employees now required in Rhode Island, only 60 or so are needed to serve the state’s lottery contract, Vincent said. 
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
Two of Rhode Island’s largest public companies are involved in a bitter dispute that has the potential to upend the state’s budget. The source of the conflict: whether the state should move forward in awarding a second long-term contract to International Game Technology PLC to provide lottery services. The extended nature of the proposed expansion…

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