Controversy develops over Camelot expansion

Jan 28, 2013 8:02 PM

More controversy has developed over Pennsylvania’s plans to have a private U.K.-based company operate the state lottery. It has to do with Camelot Gaming looking to expand the lottery business into other gambling projects such as keno.

“There is concern the contract would allow Camelot Gaming or its subcontractors to expand the lottery from what is generally considered to be ‘keno’ and provide unlimited types of Internet and monitor-based interactive games,” said a pair of senators in a letter to Gov. Tom Corbett.

The fear, they said, was the lottery would compete with “our highly-regulated casinos.”

Ray Poirier is the longtime executive editor at GamingToday.

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