Mike Wickline writes this morning in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that legislators have slowed the decision to award Athens, Greece-based Intralot–the only bidder–a seven-year major gambling contract.
Members of the Legislative Oversight Committee now seem to be in agreement that the process is moving too fast. From the sound of it, legislators have heard from their constituents on the issue, and Arkansans don’t want to see the lottery rushed.
This delay in moving forward on Intralot’s contract isn’t expected to last long, however. Rep. Bruce Maloch (D-Magnolia) expressed a sentiment that appeared to be shared by most of the committee members, saying, we “don’t want to drag our feet.”
If you’re a subscriber to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, you can read Mike Wickline’s full story online.