Original Research Article
The proliferation of gaming has required governmental entities to become more efficient in the selection of new gaming operators. The Request for Proposal (RFP) process has become the accepted method for selecting operators in new jurisdictions. However, the development of this process has been, and continues to be, evolving; more recent RFPs have learned from the mistakes made in earlier ones. The authors discuss how to make the RFP process more effective and efficient by analyzing the mistakes made in previous RFPs. They provide recommendations on how to structure the initial RFP and about what information should be contained in all RFPs.