Keno's future in Nova Scotia still up in the air
Finance Minister Graham Steele said Thursday he hasn’t made up his mindyet on whether to keep Keno in Nova Scotia, but he plans to releasemore information to the public soon.
Finance Minister Graham Steele said Thursday he hasn’t made up his mind yet on whether to keep Keno in Nova Scotia, but he plans to release more information to the public soon.
While in opposition, the NDP were critical of the video lottery game that has come under from gambling awareness groups who claim it will increase problem gambling.
Steele is considering dropping the game in Nova Scotia and recently received a requested staff report on the issue, adding his department is now preparing a version to release to the public.
“I want to show people what the policy considerations are. What’s going well with Keno, what’s not going well,” he said.
Steele said the game has made some money but not nearly as much as expected.
Liberal leader Stephen McNeil has made up his mind. Yesterday he called on the government to remove the game immediately.