Lottery's New Keno Game Touted As Revenue Raiser

Published: 12/18/2008

Besieged Ohio permit holders got some rare good news when Gov. Ted Strickland proposes expanding the state lottery as part of an effort to avoid a projected $733 million budget shortfall. Strickland calls for adding ""monitor games,"" namely video Keno, to liquor permit premises and other age-restricted venues. According to the governor's budget reduction plan, expanding the state lottery to include such games would generate $73 million annually.