People who play keno in Nebraska bars and restaurants may soon be able to bet money faster.
Under current law, a keno operator must wait 5 minutes between games.
Legislative Bill 1067 would allow a county, city or village to vote to make that waiting time 3 minutes.
That means bettors could play 20 games per hour instead of 12.
Keno is a game where bettors try to guess the numbers chosen by a computer. Cities with the game get a share of the profits.
Supporters of the measure say that communities that allow keno could raise more money to buy ambulances and police cars.
Opponents say the plan would expand gambling in Nebraska, and that is not what people want.
Debate on the bill will resume on Monday morning.