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Does IGT controversy miss the point?

The unfolding story over the no-bid contract extension with International Game Technology PLC for supplying technology and services to the state’s lottery system has...
IN STEP: Kristen Boudreau, center, an International Game Technology supply chain analyst, works up a sweat in a step class at the corporate fitness center in West Greenwich. With her, from left, are co-workers Tracie Angelo, Predrag Stojkov and Yanna Tow.
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IGT takes a worldly view in developing well-being mission

Healthiest Employers of Rhode Island 2019 5000+ EMPLOYEES #1: International Game Technology PLC CEO (or equivalent): Renato Ascoli, CEO, North America Number of employees: 6,300 LOTTERY AND GAMING...
BETTORS LOST $6.9 million in fiscal 2019 on sports wagering in Rhode Island. Above, guests watch games in the lounge at the sportsbook at the Twin River Casino Hotel in Lincoln. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Bettors lose as casinos gain $6.9M on sports betting in FY19

PROVIDENCE – Bettors lost $6.9 million in Rhode Island on sports betting in fiscal 2019, according to the R.I. Lottery this week. That number...
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STEPHANIE HUCKEL, 36

40 Under Forty 2019 winner: STEPHANIE HUCKEL | 36 SENIOR GLOBAL PROGRAM MANAGER, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION, INTERNATIONAL GAME TECHNOLOGY PLC What is the best advice you have...
SPORTSBOOK: Guests relax in a lounge at the sportsbook at the Twin River Casino Hotel in Lincoln. The casino’s sports-betting venue opened in late November and, together with the sportsbook at Tiverton Casino Hotel, which opened a week later, generated nearly $624,000 through March. 
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Delays, misjudgment hamper R.I. take from sports betting

Sports gambling is still projected as a strong revenue source for Rhode Island, but not an annual fix for whatever ails the state budget. A...

New contract proposal would keep IGT in Providence through 2043

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and legislative leaders announced Thursday a new deal to keep the U.S. operations of International Game Technology PLC...

Global gaming company IGT launches PlayBingo in Norway

PROVIDENCE – International Game Technology PLC announced that Norway’s state lottery operator has launched IGT’s new digital PlayBingo platform. The platform was awarded to IGT...
SHE’S A WINNER: Rachel Barber, IGT senior vice president and chief technology officer of gaming and lottery, started with GTECH as a software engineer 28 years ago and a merger with IGT hasn’t stopped her corporate climb.
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IGT’s Barber has taken her game to the top levels

Business Women Awards 2019 | INDUSTRY LEADER, TECHNICAL SERVICES  Rachel Barber, IGT Inc. Rachel Barber remembers fondly how she loved video games as a kid. “I liked...
HIGH PRICES: Mike Giuttari, president of Providence-based commercial real estate brokerage firm MG Commercial, said because demand for commercial real estate is so high in the Greater Boston market and because the Rhode Island market is so close, contractors can charge high prices and if they don’t get them in the Ocean State, they can take their business to Boston. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

After a strong 2018, signs of weakening in commercial real estate?

Living in the shadow of a giant can be difficult. Just ask those on the business end of Greater Providence’s commercial real estate market....
NEW FACE: Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio, center, speaks with Sen. Dennis L. Algiere, R-Charlestown, and Sen.-elect Jessica de la Cruz, a Republican who will represent North Smithfield, Burrillville and Glocester, during an orientation for new members in the Senate chambers at the Statehouse.
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Lawmakers have returned to tackle a host of familiar issues

The General Assembly reopened Jan. 1 with a new configuration of legislators facing many of the same issues that have been circulating in the...
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