Conn. lawmakers seek expansion of video gambling

Connecticut lawmakers want video gambling to pari-mutuels

Associated Press

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- A coalition of Connecticut lawmakers wants to expand video gambling in the state.

Legislators from the Bridgeport, New Haven and Windsor Locks areas have scheduled a news conference at the state Capitol on Monday to discuss the prospect of "expanding the availability of video gaming" to three establishments where betting on simulcast races is offered.

The list includes Shoreline Star in Bridgeport, Sports Haven in New Haven and Bradley Tele-Theater in Windsor Locks.

Video gambling such as video slot machines is only offered at the two Indian casinos.

The proposal comes as lawmakers consider a two-year budget proposal that authorizes the Connecticut Lottery Corporation to establish Keno, a lottery-type game, and add 600 lottery terminals to generate revenue.

The Senate is scheduled to vote Monday on the budget plan, which cleared the House on Sunday.

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