State lawmakers have begun a series of hearings to consider the proposed 20-year extension of International Gaming Technology’s (IGT) contract to continue to operate Rhode Island’s lottery and casino gambling systems.
Members of the Senate Committee on Finance politely but persistently questioned state revenue and lottery officials on their proposal to extend IGT’s contract, set to expire in 2023, for another 20 years.
Under the proposal, supported by Democratic Governor Gina Raimondo, IGT would agree to keep its North American headquarters in Providence, along with its 1,100 employees in exchange for the extension.
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