Learn, Practice, Play Baccarat
Learn, Practice, Play Blackjack
Learn, Practice, Play Slots
Learn, Practice, Play Poker
Learn, Practice, Play Video Poker
500 Nations Casino

Governor Adds Keno to Lottery

Voted "#1 Favorite Casino | Best Slots"
No surprise! Bovada is the favorite of 500 Nations players! It is a Huge World-class Casino with the newest slots, poker, table games, sports and horse betting! Join now and get the $3,000 Welcome Bonus. US Players Welcome 0
February 1, 2008

COLUMBUS, OH - Gov. Ted Strickland announced yesterday he was adding keno to the state lottery to generate an additional $73 million to the lottery revenues which were $669 million last year. After his public fight against the expansion of gambling last year, many were surprised by his decision.

The Governor said "I'm making a distinction that I think is a legitimate distinction between casino gambling or other kinds of gambling in Ohio and the lottery, which is an activity that has been voted on by the people.".

"It's been supported by the people of this state for a long time, and this is an activity that is state-controlled, state-regulated. I think there's a vast difference between what we're proposing and what has been proposed by some entities in the recent past."

The introduction of keno will not need approval from neither legislators nor voters, but opponents were quick to react.

"The people have spoken and roundly defeated gambling in Ohio -- with this governor's help," said Sen. George V. Voinovich, a former governor. "This is in no way an expansion of the lottery. From a public-policy standpoint, I urge the legislature to reject this idea and do what I did when I was governor in this situation, which was to work harder and smarter and do more with less. This would be a foot in the door for full-blown gambling and, once that happens, Katie bar the door."

Return to Ohio Casinos.

Join Bovada Join Bovada
500 Nations is an independent directory and information service free of any gaming operator's control and not affiliated with any casino.
Warning: You must ensure you meet all age and other regulatory requirements before entering a casino or placing a wager. There are hundreds of jurisdictions in the world with Internet access and hundreds of different games and gambling opportunities available on the Internet. Do not assume that Internet gaming sites are in compliance with the rules and regulations of every jurisdiction from which they accept players. YOU are responsible for determining if it is legal for YOU to play any particular game or place any particular wager under the laws of the jurisdiction where you are located.