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R.I. sports bettors lose $851K in Aug.

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island sports gamblers lost $851,788 in August, betting $10.1 million and winning back $9.2 million, according to the R.I. Lottery.The August...
SPORTS BETS placed in Rhode Island resulted in gamblers losing $851,788 in August. Above, guests relax in a lounge at the sportsbook at Twin River Casino Hotel in Lincoln. 
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. sports bettors lose $851K in Aug.

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island sports gamblers lost $851,788 in August, betting $10.1 million and winning back $9.2 million, according to the R.I. Lottery.The August...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO testified Tuesday in favor of a negotiated 20-year contract with IGT to continue to manage the state lottery.

Raimondo testifies in favor of IGT deal

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Tuesday urged members of the  House Committee on Finance to support her proposed 20-year lottery contract extension...

Senate committee starts hearings on new IGT contract for R.I. Lottery

PROVIDENCE — The first of several public hearings on the proposed extension of a contract for International Game Technology LLC started Thursday afternoon, with...
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

IGT vs. Twin River: Can both win?

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...
STOP OR GO? Will the public conflict over the proposed IGT deal with the state threaten the company’s commitment to stay in Rhode Island, or will it leave town, just like the Pawtucket Red Sox did? 
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Want a repeat of PawSox mess? Take a look at IGT...

While the calendar says it’s September, doesn’t it feel like Feb. 2? You know, Groundhog Day, when a rodent forecasts our weather and it...
A GOOD BET? TWIN RIVER WORLDWIDE HOLDINGS is challenging the contract that Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and the General Assembly reached with International Game Technology that ties the company and 1,100 jobs to Rhode Island until 2043 while providing the technology that is used by all channels of gaming overseen by the R.I. Lottery. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

Is the 20-year extension of IGT’s contract to provide technology to...

When Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and leaders of the General Assembly announced a proposal to extend International Game Technology PLC’s contract to provide technology...
THE PROPOSED IGT CONTRACT extension to run the Rhode Island lottery would allow the company to count qualifying contractors as full time equivalent employees. Currently, the contract does not count contractors.

IGT, governor contest depiction of proposed contract

PROVIDENCE – In response to continuing questions surrounding the proposed extension of International Game Technology PLC’s contract with the state to supply technology and...

IGT to upgrade Oregon Lottery’s central computer system software

PROVIDENCE – International Game Technology PLC announced it will upgrade the Oregon Lottery’s central computer system with the latest version of its INTELLIGEN software.The...
THE R.I. ETHICS COMMISSION has voted to authorize an investigation into allegations that Gov. Gina M. Raimondo's actions related to the IGT contract extension would benefit Donald Sweitzer, her alleged business associate./ PBN FILE PHOTO/ DAVE HANSEN

Ethics Commission votes to investigate one of two complaints

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Ethics Commission, following its initial review of a complaint filed against Gov. Gina M. Raimondo under two provisions of the...
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