Monday, February 8, 2010

Keno Could Appear in PA Bars

Pennsylvania college students may soon receive state assistance based on revenue from a game of chance.

State Representatives Neal Goodman, Marc Gergely and Christopher Sainato want to start a fact-finding mission on the feasibility of allowing keno into bars.

Keno is a game where players select numbers from one to 80 and hope to match them with numbers that are drawn randomly.

The income Pennsylvania would receive would be split between student financial aid and local governments.

Allegheny County Representative Gergely says the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee should study the outcome of similar efforts in other states.

Gergely says he doesn’t expect opposition from casinos because keno is independent of them.

He says although similar efforts with video poker in bars have faltered, keno would work because its implementation is much simpler.

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