Video Slot Supporters Raise $404,000

Video Slot Supporters Raise $404,000 LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The group that hopes to bring video slot machines to bars and restaurants across the state has reported raising more than $404,000 from businesses that will benefit from expanded gambling.

It also has started work on its fall advertising campaign.

The group, representing smaller communities that have keno operations, also changed its organizational name. Previously called the Committee for Local Option Gaming, the group dropped the reference to gambling to become Nebraskans for Local Control.

The new name was selected with the advertising campaign in mind, according to Mary Campbell, a Lincoln lobbyist who is coordinating the campaign for an $8,000-a-month fee.

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