ke·​no ˈkē-(ˌ)nō How to pronounce keno (audio)
: a game resembling bingo

Examples of keno in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Town Pump has indoor and outdoor seating with a small patio, pool, darts, keno and a jukebox. Marina Johnson, Detroit Free Press, 12 Aug. 2023 Netted $1,500 or more from keno. Nerd Wallet, oregonlive, 3 Mar. 2023 Her mother, Kil Cha, was a keno runner of Korean descent who worked at multiple legendary Las Vegas casinos. Matt Jacob, USA TODAY, 28 Feb. 2023 At Harrah's, the poker room, keno and bingo are not yet reopened and the events and conference center, spa and fitness center remain closed. Paulina Pineda, azcentral, 1 June 2020 The poker room, keno and Bingo are not yet opening. Alison Steinbach, azcentral, 11 May 2020 Nebraska also offers keno, horse racing and a lottery. Washington Post, 30 June 2019 Its virtual sports game combines keno's number generation with video-game quality graphics that depict a football game. Sean Meagher,, 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,, 18 Oct. 2017 See More

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1814, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of keno was in 1814

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“Keno.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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