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KY Lottery expanding gaming options

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The Kentucky Lottery will soon be expanding beyond gas stations and grocery stores.

Lottery officials have begun recruiting restaurants, retailers and bowling alleys to offer Keno, a bingo-style game that holds drawings every few minutes.

The Kentucky Lottery said it hopes up to 700 retailers around the state will sign on to offer the game over the next 5 years. They have estimated this would net an extra $30 million for the state each year.

Opponents of the game have voiced concerns about feeding gambling addictions.

Supporters argue that there is no evidence of that happening in the 13 states it is already offered.

The game will become available on November 4.

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