by Jennifer Swift
Aug 20, 2013
07:53 AMConnecticut Politics
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."
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.