Two foreign companies are among four firms competing for a chance to become the Indiana lottery's first private manager.
The Indianapolis Star reports the four firms have submitted information to Hoosier Lottery officials for background checks in anticipation of submitting private management proposals. State lottery officials are hoping a private firm can boost revenue for the state.
The companies competing for Indiana's private management contract include Tatts Group Limited, a Melbourne, Australia-based company that operates several lottery licenses in Australia. Also in the running is Camelot, a U.K.-based firm that runs Britain's national lottery.
Two American-based firms are also in the running. They are Rhode Island-based GTECH and New York-based Scientific Games International. Those two companies are among the nation's largest lottery vendors.
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