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Keno No More Keno Wait Could Mean More Games

Discussion in 'Keno Forum' started by Sparky, Jan 27, 2015.

  1. Sparky

    Sparky Member Founding Member

    Jan 26, 2015
    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Gamblers may no longer have to wait five minutes in between keno games to play. Sen. Tyson Larson wants to eliminate the state mandated wait. He said it's not up to the government to babysit people and his bill would help produce more revenue.

    One Omaha lobbyist agreed, saying keno money has helped generate funds for new police cruisers for the city.

    However, opponents of the bill are worried it only benefits businesses and the state. They say it's an unfair tax on the poor and promotes gambling addiction.

    The Nebraska Family Alliance urged the hearing committee to conduct a study before advancing the bill.

  2. Anna Loudon

    Anna Loudon Member

    Dec 28, 2015
    Schiller Park, Illinois
    wow in Nebraska folks have to wait five minutes between playing a keno game while in illinois you can play multiple games on multiple machines if you want. I do not understand the differences between the states? But they exist. Can a player in Nebraska play multiple games at one time or two machines, exactly how does it work out there?
  3. Gullywin

    Gullywin Member

    Feb 25, 2023
    While it is understandable that some may view this proposal as a means to increase revenue and convenience for gamblers, there are important considerations that should not be overlooked. It is crucial to strike a balance between promoting economic growth and ensuring the well-being of our communities, especially concerning issues of gambling and its potential impact on vulnerable populations.

    Proponents of the bill argue that eliminating the wait time will lead to higher revenues, benefiting businesses and the state. They point to examples where keno money has been used to fund various projects, such as new police cruisers for Omaha. However, it is essential to approach such claims with caution and consider whether the potential benefits outweigh the potential risks.

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