Friday, August 28, 2009

Connecticut Governor Doesn't Include Keno In Budget

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Connecticut Governor Jodi Rell did not include any revenues from potential Keno games in her current budget proposal.

Keno is a form of gambling that the governor previously suggested should be allowed in restaurants and bars that could generate tens of millions of dollars for the state.

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal previously said that the gaming compacts with the two federally recognized tribes in Connecticut would have to be amended should the game of Keno be approved for non-Tribal entities.

The state is currently operating without an approved budget in place for fiscal year 2010, which began on July 1.