Twin River announces a partnership with Scientific Games
By News Staff
PROVIDENCE, R.I (WLNE) – On Tuesday, Twin River Worldwide Holdings (TRWH) Inc announced that they are partnering with Scientific Games, a global leader in gaming industries, in order to seek a public bid process for the Rhode Island lottery contract currently held by IGT.
In a statement provided by a Twin River spokesperson, Scientific Games brings industry-leading performance to 150 lotteries across 50 countries and operates lottery services in 44 states.
According to Executive Vice President of TRWH, Marc Crisafulli. the addition of Scientific Games will strengthen an already strong partnership of gaming technology companies.
Earlier this month, Twin River announced a partnership with Intralot, another company that is seeking to run the state’s lottery.
“Today’s announcement that Scientific Games has joined Twin River is further proof that there is significant interest in bidding for Rhode Island’s lottery and gaming business, with virtually the entire global lottery industry now confirming that they will participate if an open competitive bidding process develops in Rhode Island We believe this is ultimately very good news for Rhode Island taxpayers. We look forward to continuing our conversation with members of the General Assembly about the efficiency of a public bid process, the extraordinary savings to the state that likely could be realized when competition enters the marketplace and how we can collaboratively protect and enhance the state’s third-largest source of revenue”, Crisafulli said.
The state is currently considering a 20-year, no-bid billion-dollar extension to the IGT contract.
The extension will be discussed at the Senate Finance Committee meeting on Tuesday night.