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N.J. Lawmakers Seek To Slow Down Quick Draw Lottery Game

TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) -- A keno-style lottery game in New Jersey could be running into some bad luck.

As WCBS 880's Ethan Harp reported, a new bill in Trenton would slow down Quick Draw.

In a promotional video, the NJ Lottery in a promotional video brags that with Quick Draw, "there are drawings every five minutes. Free to hang out and play."

But that is a little too much action for a pair of Democratic assemblymen, including Ralph Caputo (D-Belleville), who claims lawmakers were caught off guard with the Christie administration rolled it out this past summer.

"Whether it's constitutional; whether it's an expansion on gaming, I think we should be informed and we should be included," Caputo said.

Caputo and Assemblyman Vincent Mazzeo (D-Northfield) want the drawings cut down to just twice a day, because they fear it is more like a casino game – treading on the turf of Atlantic City.

"That's where we draw the line; where I draw the line with this bill," Caputo said. reported that Quick Draw is expected to bring in $20 million in its first year of action.

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