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More time for Corbett Administration to rework PA Lottery bid

Written by The Associated Press | Jul 5, 2013 4:08 PM
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(Harrisburg) -- Governor Corbett's administration has a bit more time to work on its efforts to privatize the Pennsylvania Lottery.

Camelot Global Services has agreed to extend its bid through July 31st. The previous deadline was this weekend.

Corbett wants the British firm to run the state's $3.5 billion  lottery system.

However, state Attorney General Kathleen Kane rejected a proposed contract with Camelot in February. She says state law doesn't allow the governor to privatize management of the lottery.

Kane adds the law doesn't sanction the expansion of gambling that the contract would permit.

Corbett and his staff have been trying for months to rewrite the deal to overcome Kane's objections. The governor has said he believes Camelot can produce higher and more stable lottery profits.

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