It may be back to square one for Pa. Lottery privatization bidding

    The Corbett administration is considering starting over on the bidding process in its efforts to privatize portions of the Pennsylvania Lottery.

    British firm Camelot Global Services has had a bid on the project for more than a year, as the governor’s team tries to address objections to the contract raised by the state attorney general.

    Now, state lawmakers are considering legislation to allow the deal to go forward.

    The question is how fast the deal can move forward, said Revenue Secretary Dan Meuser, who has overseen the lottery privatization process.

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    “Now the governor and others have to look at the pace here, the speed and certainly whether or not it needs to be re-bid,” he said.

    Camelot was the only company to submit a bid to manage the lottery. And some Democrats have called for the governor to ask for bids again since the Legislature has started tinkering with the privatization deal, and more companies may be up to the scope of the project.

    Camelot’s bid expires at the end of the year, but the Corbett administration has extended it several times.

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