“Quick Draw”. . .lottery or gaming?

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In July of 2017 (NJ Lottery Press Release), New Jersey Lottery launched a keno-style game to be placed in hundreds of locations across the state.  The game, Quick Draw, is made available to bars, restaurants, bowling alleys, and other public spaces where people gather for extended periods of time to socialize.  A single play can be purchased for a minimum of $1 and a maximum of $10.  Drawings every five minutes can result in cash prizes ranging from $1 to $1,000,000 and is dependent on the purchase amount.

In January of 2018 (NJ.com), Assemblyman Vincent Mazzeo, D-Atlantic, and Ralph Caputo, D-Essex, argue that “this game is fundamentally different from lottery games and is essentially, as end run around the state’s gaming laws that needs to be stopped.  In opposition of Quick Draw, the two have sponsored a bill (A549) that prohibits any State Lottery game that involves the drawing of winning numbers on more than two occasions on any calendar day.

The Greater Atlantic City Chamber supports this bill as we continue to oppose any an all issues that may lead to gaming in other parts of New Jersey.

You can read more about this topic on NJ Gambling Sites article.