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Gaming expansion bill clears committee

Senate Majority Leader Robert Duff, D-Norwalk, at microphones, flanked by Sen. Cathy Osten, D-Sprague, and Sen. Tim Larson, D-East Hartford.

A proposal to expand casino gaming outside of Connecticut’s Indian reservations advanced Thursday. But while the state legislature’s Public Safety and Security Committee endorsed the measure by a wide margin, it narrowly rejected an amendment that would have barred the state from offering loans, grants or other economic aid to preserve casino jobs.
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Finance chair wants Keno included in new gambling debate

A typical keno game in New York: A video screen with the 20 numbers drawn from a field of 80.

If the state and Connecticut’s Indian tribes are considering opening new gaming sites, then launching Keno – a lottery-style game legislators have flirted with in recent years – must be on the table as well, the House chairman of the legislature’s revenue panel said Tuesday.
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