Massachusetts has the game in stores, bars and veteran clubs. The state ranks first in the nation for keno revenues at $790 million. It is the second biggest revenue generator among Massachusetts games, ranking behind the $3.2 billion for instant lottery tickets.
Fourteen states have keno, including Delaware which started play last week. Pennsylvania is debating keno. Massachusetts is the only New England state with keno.
Baldasaro’s bill will be heard Feb. 7 by the House Ways and Means Committee.