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Senators want Pa. Lottery stopped at online games

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The state's top Republican senators are asking Gov. Tom Corbett to make it clear that the privately run Pennsylvania Lottery won't be able to compete with casinos through online gambling.

Sens. Joe Scarnati, Dominic Pileggi and Pat Browne wrote to Corbett last week. Casino owners have been quiet about Corbett's plans to expand the scope of lottery gambling in Pennsylvania.

But the senators now say they want the private manager's contract rewritten to prohibit interactive video games or simulated slot machines or table games, even if there aren't plans for such games.

Corbett's administration has finalized a 20- to 30-year contract with British lottery operator Camelot Global Services to manage the state-owned lottery. The administration says Corbett is committed to a cautious approach to introducing any new games.

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