Skip to comments.Ohio Lottery planning to move forward with plans for Keno Games
Posted on 03/17/2008 6:38:20 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
Keno machines would come from Rhode Island company.
COLUMBUS) - The Ohio Lottery plans to spend almost $18 million on equipment to operate its new keno games.
The Ohio Lottery commission is asking a legislative panel that approves unbid contracts to release the money at its meeting next monday.
The contract would go to Rhode Island-based GTECH Corp., which provides the machines for current lottery games.
The state anticipates making $73 million a year off the new game and putting that toward reducing an anticipated $733 million shortfall in the state budget.
Critics characterize the keno game as similar to tabletop video lottery terminals that the state outlawed last year.
Voluntary taxes are for suckers.
Keno: The crack pipe of lotteries.
The lottery is a tax on the stupid.
Keno, the game with such infinitesimal odds of winning that even the officials overseeing New Jersey gambling laws decided it was too harsh a raping of the consumer to let even Atlantic City casinos run it.
This is the democrat solution for everything - more taxes. These are just taxes paid by the poor (and stupid). Carville used to be big into this (back when he still needed to make money) and he would get democrat governor candidates to run on a pro-lottery agenda to ‘pay for education’ or ‘close the budget deficit’ or pay for any other social program libs want.
It’s a scam and every state that has it is hurt by it economically. It’s not run like a real business like Las Vegas treats gaming. It’s run by some outside company who pockets 1/3 of all the receipts. What a waste.
Yep, that indeed says it all.
odds are, you’ll have fun... losing your money
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