Pa. Lottery Privatization
Gov. Tom Corbett is ending his pursuit of the operator of the British national lottery to run the Pennsylvania Lottery in a privatization deal.
Treasurer Rob McCord says there’s no reason for the Corbett administration to move forward with the privatization effort, especially after Attorney General Kathleen Kane rejected the contract as illegal back in February.
This is the second time that a British company has extended its bid to operate the Pennsyvlania Lottery since Pa. attorney general Kathleen Kane determined that the contract would violate the Pennsylvania constitution.
The Corbett administration announced Friday that it intends to award a contract to Camelot Global Services — a Canadian-owned, British-based company — to run the state lotteries.