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Ohio one step closer to casino gambling with Keno games

 The State of Ohio is one step closer to casino gambling, critics and fans of the game, which is  scheduled to begin Monday, are eager to agree upon. The Keno games will begin on Monday as part of Governor Strickland plan to fill a projected $73 million hole in the state budget over the next year. Each game will being four minutes apart from the previous and a bettor can let his numbers ride for up to 20 consecutive games, which would mean gambling up to $300 an hour. So far about 800 bars and restaurants have applied for the Keno license and the number is expected to grow as high as 2,000 in the coming months. According to lottery officials, the projected Keno sales for the first year are $292 million.

 Published on 08/02/2008

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