ke·​no | \ ˈkē-(ˌ)nō How to pronounce keno (audio) \

Definition of keno

: a game resembling bingo

Examples of keno in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Nebraska also offers keno, horse racing and a lottery. Washington Post, "Nebraska measure could tip the number of states with casinos," 30 June 2019 Its virtual sports game combines keno's number generation with video-game quality graphics that depict a football game. Sean Meagher,, "Boston Celtics vs Cleveland Cavaliers Game 2 score, TV channel, how to watch live stream," 15 May 2018 Ohio adults gamble in many different ways including 50-50 raffles, bingo, casinos, keno, horse racing, scratch-off tickets, lottery tickets and sports betting, the coalition said. Karen Farkas,, "Percentage of problem gamblers in Ohio remains small, survey shows," 18 Oct. 2017 In Michigan, where lottery sales are similar to New Jersey's, keno was responsible for about 20 percent of sales in fiscal 2015, according to figures compiled by Michigan's Bureau of State Lottery., "Keno not altering N.J. lottery target," 27 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of keno

1814, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for keno

French quine, set of five winning numbers in a lottery + English -o (as in lotto)

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“Keno.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 25 January 2020.

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