Aug 20, 2013
07:53 AM
Connecticut Politics

Hartford Business Journal: Connecticut to Have 1,000 Keno Vendors Starting in January

Hartford Business Journal: Connecticut to Have 1,000 Keno Vendors Starting in January

Arnold Gold/New Haven Register

New Haven mayoral candidate Henry Fernandez speaks out against Keno in front of Sandra's Next Generation Restaurant on Congress Ave. in New Haven on 7/1/2013.

"They are going to move quickly. They are doing a lot of preparation work," said Mary Drexler, executive director of the Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling, in the Hartford Business Journal story, which goes on to say:

"Since the General Assembly passed Keno legislation in June, the program's administrator — the Connecticut Lottery Corp. — has been tight-lipped on progress of implementing the game throughout the state. The lottery's board, and legislative and games committee each met in June and discussed Keno in closed-door executive sessions, and lottery spokeswoman Linda Tarnowski said all Keno decisions are preliminary."

See the full story at Hartfordbusiness.com.

The arrival of Keno in Connecticut is not without controversy, and Keno is playing a role in the high profile New Haven race to determine who will replace John DeStefano Jr. as mayor.

Meanwhile, Keno can already be played at casinos in Connecticut, which see pluses and minuses in the state's plans.

The view expressed in a New Haven Register editorial, however, is hardly equivocal.

Hartford Business Journal: Connecticut to Have 1,000 Keno Vendors Starting in January

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