Kentucky on target to start keno by November

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky Lottery Corp. is expected to begin offering keno in November, a move intended to generate cash for college scholarships.

Lottery President Arch Gleason said the new game could generate as much as $30 million a year in revenue for the state when it is fully implemented. He predicted it could generate $8 million to $9 million in revenue for the state this fiscal year.

The lottery board voted unanimously in March to offer Keno. The Legislature's Contract Review Committee approved a contract Tuesday with GTECH Corp. to oversee the game.

In keno, players mark from one to 20 numbers on a card that has 80 numbers arranged in eight rows of ten. The player then places a bet that the numbers selected will be among the 20 drawn.

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