N.H. lawmakers considering electronic keno bill
January 06, 2014 7:06 PM
by Ray Poirier
While New Hampshire lawmakers consider expanding gambling to include one or more casinos, a separate bill that would allow electronic Keno games to be played in bars and restaurants that serve alcohol will be considered.
Last fall, the House Ways and Means Committee voted 14-5 to endorse the idea with hopes of generating some $9 million annually, the sum that would come to the state should at least 250 properties offer Keno games.
Supporters of the bill argue electronic Keno is different from video slot machines, which have been rejected by House members for many years.
Ray Poirier is the longtime executive editor at GamingToday.
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