By Christine Stuart
HARTFORD, Conn. — Sen. Andrea Stillman, D-Waterford, proposed legislation this week that would repeal the state’s movement toward establishing the game of keno.
Keno was adopted last year as part of the state budget. It was expected to generate about $3.8 million in revenue this year and another $27 million in the following year. Those numbers have since been lowered by budget analysts to $13.5 million over two years.
“There’s no need to expand gambling in the state,” Stillman said Wednesday.
Last September, officials with the Connecticut Lottery Corporation, which was put in charge of establishing the game, said it would be offered at around 600 retail locations in the state. However, those locations wouldn’t be allowed to offer the game until the Office of Policy and Management inked a deal with the two Indian tribes. Just last week, an official with the Office of Policy and Management said it was close to completing the deal.
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