ollowing a protest by an unsuccessful bidder for the contract, the IGB informed Scientific Games that in evaluating the price portion of the contract proposals, it made miscalculations, due, in part, to the fact that the bid instructions resulted in both the IGB and applicants making assumptions that were not uniform. Based upon these factors, the IGB took the decision to terminate the contract.
"We are disappointed by the decision of the Illinois Gaming Board; however we are confident going into the expedited rebid process," commented Michael Chambrello, President and CEO of Scientific Games.
"We continue to believe that we offer the highest quality, service and value to the State. Furthermore, as we were in the initial stages of the implementation process, we are best positioned to promptly implement this important initiative and begin generating funds for the crucial capital construction that this program is to fund," Chambrello added.