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Governor Granholm Plans to Expand Keno in Michigan

On February 28, 2007, Gov. Jennifer Granholm announced that she intends to expand gambling in the state of Michigan. She plans to offer the well-known and loved Club Keno Lottery game at the Michigan Elk Lodges, VFW Halls and private yacht clubs as part of a plan to find additional sources of money that are desperately needed in order to balance out Michigan's budget and fill its treasury.

Gary Peters, the Lottery Commissioner, commented that the widening of the reach of the Club Keno game, which has been around for 3 years now, is offered and enjoyed at about 2,000 bars and restaurants and even private clubs. Club Keno is expected to contribute about $15 million to the state's school budget annually.

Peters added that Michigan has also given out liquor licenses to about 1,000 clubs and even to organizations, such as the Eagles, Elks, the VFW, the American Legions and both private yacht and country clubs. Out of the 1,000 clubs, approximately 300 of them may want to offer the Club Keno game.

This planned gambling expansion does not need any go signal from the legislative department of Michigan.

 

Tuesday, March 27 , 2007
John M. Thorpe