Oregon Lottery Commission Adopts Equipment Management Rules
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Chuck Baumann
October 29, 2012 - Salem, Ore. -
The Oregon Lottery Commission adopted new equipment management rules at their monthly meeting held Friday, October 26 in Salem.
The new rules define what constitutes a concentration of Video Lottery retailers, ensures future concentrations do not occur, and will set in motion a clear process to reduce any existing concentration. Adoption of these rules means a limited number of retailers may need to move to be considered for a new contract in 2015.
The only concentration of Video Lottery retailers currently exists at the Hayden Island Harbor Shops.
Additionally, effective January 1, 2013, these rules require that a business be open and operating for 90 days prior to submitting an application to become a Video Lottery retailer.
“The Commissioners thoughtfully considered the concerns of all parties including those of retailers, the Portland Police Bureau, area legislators, and local community members,” said Lottery Director Larry Niswender. “Adoption of these rules should allow those businesses that want to continue to be retailers to have clear guidance. The Lottery Commission actions are intended to keep the Lottery on a sustainable path and with continued strong public support."
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