Connecticut officials are in favor of thoroughly reviewing Gov. Rells keno expansion plan before implementing it. State officials are protecting their compact with the Mohegan and Mashantucket tribe.
Lottery Director Ernie Passailaigue and Gov. Mike Beebe met for 1st time since the lottery directors appointment on June 30th, 2009. They discussed the game of Powerball and a little of Keno.
Ernie Passailaigue denied rumors before Arkansas legislators regarding his appointment in the state lottery. He said that the media is just blowing things out of proportion.
Mobil Aldermen unanimously opposed the Keno-to-Go plans for Melrose Mobil and RDs Delicatessen. Alderman Peter Mortimer said that the location is near elementary schools so it is not a good plan.
Richard Blumenthal is urging officials to modify the compact with the two tribes in the state before offering keno. Gov. Rell believes that Connecticut can earn $7.95 billion from keno.
Cass County Commissioners recently added the Flatheads Restaurant on their list of keno locations. Cass County Keno Rep. George Payne is instrumental to this decision by the commissioners.
Governor Mike Beebe is not in favor of allowing the state lottery to offer the game of keno. He said that only the games approved by the state voters should be offered by the lottery.
Ernie Passailaigue will assume his position as Arkansas Lottery Director on July 1st, 2009. Passailaigue plans to introduce keno in bars and pubs all over Arkansas.