NH House passes bill allowing electronic keno - WCAX.COM Local Vermont News, Weather and Sports-

NH House passes bill allowing electronic keno

Posted: Updated:

By NORMA LOVE
Associated Press

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire's House has voted to allow electronic keno games to be played in bars and restaurants that serve alcohol.

The House voted 202-141 Wednesday on a bill projected to raise $9 million annually if electronic keno is offered at 250 sites. The House amended the bill to give local communities the final say on allowing the game.

In keno, players select numbers for each game from a field of 80 numbers. A computer randomly selects 20 winning numbers in drawings every six minutes.

The game would be offered from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Only adults could play.

Opponents argued the damage to communities of adding an electronic game to the lottery outweighs the revenue to the state.

But supporters said electronic keno is different than video slots.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WCAX. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.