State Representative Mark Perry has sent a request to Attorney General Dustin McDaniel asking for his opinion on whether or not keno is a permissible game under the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Act. Inside that request Representative Perry, who is the co-chair of the lottery oversight committee, also asks the Attorney General if a lottery draw game where the results of the drawing are shown to players on a monitor is a permissible game under the lottery scholarship act.
Keno was first brought up back in June when the lottery commission considered bring the game to the state as a way to generate more money. The game of keno uses balls numbered one through 80. The computer draws twenty balls at random and displays those numbers on the screen. On a keno ticket a player has to guess some of those numbers.