"If it wasn't for him, the program wouldn't exist," said former D.C. Council member Kevin P. Chavous, who championed the program in the city. "He's always had a heart for kids. It's always been sincere, and it's always extended beyond the politics of the day."
"I saw an opportunity for a reputable, substantial black businessman to get into the lottery business," he said. "I commend Mr. Bailey on his maneuverability to get himself 51 percent of the deal."