Thursday, April 14, 2005


GTECH corporation operates the Texas Lottery. No surprise, then, that the company sees money in a House plan to introduce video lottery terminals. (VLTs, like the paper lottery, operate from a central network.) The eagerness showed when a GTECH lobbyist stepped up to testify before House Ways and Means last night. First, he said his words on the VLT bills would be neutral.

"I would state that we would like to be a supplier to the program," he said, "so if that makes me 'for,' I'd be willing to change the form."