Nebraska officials say video game is gambling device

Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning's office says a new video game sweeping across the state should be stopped because it amounts to illegal gambling.

In paperwork submitted to Lancaster County District Court, the state argues that outcomes of Bank Shot video games are predominantly determined by chance, not skill, making the game illegal under state law.

The state asks the court to prevent the game from being distributed.

Last month, two Omaha-area companies that created and distributed the game asked the same court for a restraining order to keep the state from confiscating the games and to declare the game legal.

There are about 450 of the games in 150 Nebraska cities. The games have jackpots as high as $12,000.

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