Connecticut Lottery chairman says keno in early stages
Connecticut lottery employees have begun discussions with bars and taverns on hosting keno terminals, but it will be months and months before the game is made available to the state's gamblers, the chairman of the state lottery's board said.
Frank Farricker, chairman of the Connecticut Lottery Corporation's Board of Directors, said in an interview with The Associated Press that officials are still conducting market research, setting up regulations and negotiating a revenue-sharing agreement w ...
Aug 24, 2013, 7:41 am - Lottery News forum
N.Y. Lottery may lift curbs on Quick Draw keno game
Pronto Lotto does not look like much. It sits outside the entrance to a busy subway stop in Elmhurst, Queens, supplying passers-by with cereal, chips and milk like any other bodega.
But Pronto Lotto's real business takes place in the carpeted, hushed area where its most devoted customers watch video screens from a scattering of tall silver tables, hour after hour, day after day.
The players mostly men, about a dozen at any given time come on their lunch breaks or after work to study the sc ...
Feb 22, 2013, 3:30 pm - Lottery News forum
Delaware Lottery adds Keno to lineup
Delaware's latest effort to squeeze state revenues out of an increasingly competitive regional gambling market launched Tuesday with the activation of Keno instant lottery terminals at 81 bars, restaurants and other private businesses.
The state expects the new game to bring in $1 million by June 30, a small slice of the $238 million forecasters estimate will be generated by all other forms of legal gambling in the state this fiscal year.
The Keno figure is down from the $1.6 million in st ...
Jan 23, 2013, 7:55 am - Lottery News forum
Three winning lottery tickets donated to church
Unity North Atlanta Church on Sandy Plains Road in Northeast Cobb, Georgia, received an unusual gift last week from a generous churchgoer: winning lottery tickets.
The church member, who wishes to remain anonymous, donated three Georgia Lottery tickets totaling more than $4,000 to the northeast Cobb institution.
Staff claimed the prize on behalf of the church Aug. 1.
The Rev. Richard Burdick said the money would go toward the church's mortgage and monthly bills.
The country is in a ...
Aug 9, 2011, 8:33 am - Lottery News forum
Three state lotteries set to begin new multi-state game
Decades of Dollars to replace Win For Life game
By Todd Northrop
UPDATED: Since the original news story was written, it has come to our attention that Arkansas will not be participating in the new lottery game, due to legislative hurdles, and the Win For Life game will continue to be played in Virginia. The title of the story has been changed to reflect three state lotteries, rather than the four state lotteries originally referenced, and the body of the article has been updated with the a ...
Jan 11, 2011, 10:00 am - Lottery News forum
CT Gov. faces challenges bringing Keno to state
Faced with strong skepticism from the Democrat-controlled legislature, the Rell administration started talks last week with Connecticut's two Indian tribes so that the state can legalize keno a gambling game that is currently offered in the casinos.
Gov. M. Jodi Rell believes that keno is a lottery-style game and that the state's quasi-public lottery corporation can begin the game without approval by the legislature in the same way that it can start other lottery games. Officials said keno is ...
Mar 3, 2010, 8:36 am - Lottery News forum
Maine Gov. nudged toward approval of Mega Millions
Keno and table games also on the radar for legislators
Maine may get another big jackpot lottery game, Mega Millions, if lawmakers approve a proposal discussed by the Appropriations Committee on Wednesday.
More lottery games is something we will definitely look at, said Sen. Bill Diamond, D-Windham, co-chair of the panel. I think there is some support, and concerns, on this committee for keno.
Diamond said Maine already is deeply involved in gambling and another lottery game is not re ...
Feb 25, 2010, 9:30 am - Lottery News forum
Lawmakers recommend expansion of Maine Lottery
Gov. says no way; doesn't like the lottery
Maine lawmakers say they want to expand the state lottery by adding a video version of keno and joining the multistate Mega Millions, but Gov. John Baldacci is against the idea.
Members of the legislature's Legal and Veteran Affairs Committee say Maine could reap $1.5 million annually by joining more than 30 other states in Mega Millions. They said Thursday that keno an electronic hybrid of the lottery and bingo could generate $2.3 million for the ...
Feb 12, 2010, 8:51 am - Lottery News forum
Montana Lottery starts new Keno-style game today
The Montana Lottery is introducing a new keno-like game called 10 Spot. Lottery officials say the new game, featuring two daily drawings, will be available Monday.
Players choose 10 numbers out of 80 for each drawing. Each play costs $1 and multi-play tickets are available.
Twice each day, the Montana Lottery will draw 20 numbers. Players who match 10 of the 20 numbers will win the top prize of $25,000. Those who match nine will win $2,500. There are also prizes for matching eight, seven, ...
Feb 1, 2010, 7:24 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery to the rescue: Will 4-minute Keno fill Washington budget gap?
Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire is seriously considering legislation that would allow four-minute Keno games as a way to help deal with a projected $2.6 billion budget shortfall.
The games could bring in an estimated $30 million a year. That's not much money compared with the budget gap, but lawmakers are hunting for any cash they can find.
Similar bills have been proposed and have died in the past. Things could be different this time, given the severity of the state's budget crisis, but th ...
Dec 7, 2009, 7:52 am - Lottery News forum