By Tom Precious
ALBANY -- Lawmakers say they are killing Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to expand the Lottery's Quick Draw game, which gambling treatment experts say is especially addictive.
"That's not happening,'' said one top legislator.
The governor, seeking to raise at least $25 million, wanted to allow Quick Draw -- an electronic, keno-like game -- in hundreds of new establishments. He also proposed allowing those between 18 and 21 years old into bars to bet Quick Draw; current law says someone in a bar must be 21 to play the game.
The governor, like previous governors before him, has been seeking to relax most of the remaining provisions that have restricted where and how often the game can be played. He would allow any store selling lottery games to offer Quick Draw. He also proposed lifting the rule that establishments must be at least 2,500-square-feet in size to offer the game to patrons.