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Pa. treasurer reiterates warning on lottery plans

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Gov. Tom Corbett's exploration of hiring a British firm to run the Pennsylvania Lottery continues to run into resistance from state Treasurer Rob McCord.

McCord said Wednesday that the Corbett administration has failed to give a clear description of Camelot Global Services' plans to expand lottery gambling, and he questioned whether it is authorized by state law.

As a result, McCord reiterated his threat to withhold payments to Camelot under a business plan that involves the operation of monitor- or video-based games.

The business plan Camelot submitted to the Corbett administration isn't publicly available.

The Department of Revenue says plans to introduce keno in bars and restaurants fall under the lottery's legal authority to operate terminal-based games. It says it doesn't include video poker or require lawmakers' approval.