Video poker could be available in your town by the end of the year. Lawmakers legalized the extended gaming back in 2009 and John Schomberg, with the governor's office, says thousands of locations will be up by the end of 2012.
Video poker was passed to help pay for the 31-billion dollar capital construction program. The state began accepting applications for licenses back in April. But some question whether it will bring in the revenue originally anticipated because more than 150 towns have chosen not to offer the gaming.