Illinois Lottery awards management contract to Camelot

Illinois Lottery awards management contract to Camelot

By Todd Northrop

Ending a years-long strategy of changing its present management corporate, the Illinois Lottery lately awarded its non-public management contract to Camelot Illinois, LLC — necessarily the similar corporate that operates the United Kingdom’s lottery.

The Lottery’s Notice of Award was once posted to the Illinois Procurement Bulletin after the State of Illinois Chief Procurement Office of General Services qualified the procurement laws for settling on the personal supervisor had been as it should be adopted. 

“Camelot has shown more than a decade of success in managing lotteries throughout the world,” Acting Lottery Director Greg Smith stated. “The Lottery and Camelot Illinois have common goals to responsibly grow the Lottery’s player base, align incentives, eliminate conflicts of interest, introduce new technology and innovation, and ensure responsiveness to public needs and concerns.”

The proposed ten-year contract is according to a revised construction that aligns monetary incentives and contains new everlasting point-of-sale at outlets, new video games, and a next-generation iLottery platform that helps omni-channel lottery participation. Additionally, the contract mandates transparency and common audits. Camelot will beef up the Lottery’s dedication to accountable gaming and social accountability by way of pursuing World Lottery Association Level four requirements.

A 14-day protest length now starts, and the procurement report can be to be had for public inspection on Friday, Sept. 29. The public might request get admission to to the procurement report by way of contacting the Lottery’s Procurement Officer, Helen Kim, at If no protests are submitted, or in any case well timed protests are resolved, a contract will also be done.

In 2009, the Illinois Legislature mandated a non-public management style for the Lottery. Northstar Lottery Group, LLC, the Lottery’s first non-public supervisor, will proceed to supply management products and services to the Lottery till a a success transition is entire.

Northstar was once fired by way of the Illinois Governor greater than 3 years in the past, however has persisted to arrange the lottery’s operations since then.

Northstar had a bumpy street managing the Illinois Lottery, dealing with more than one complaints and enduring a number of different controversies and shortfalls of earnings.

Updated: September 23, 2017 — 4:54 am

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