"Even as the award was being upheld by a contract appeals board, the council disapproved of it for no ostensible reason other than they objected to the local partner," Mr. Nickles said. "It's the only time in the city's history that I recall the council disapproving a contract that has been vetted through a formal process. It's unprecedented, and it damages the city's credibility in the business community."
Mr. Nickles said the lottery is one of the largest contracts in the city, which only aggravated him further when council Chairman Vincent C. Gray delayed for nearly a year a required vote to approve the first award to Intralot and its then-partner, W2Tech.
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