Keno is coming Dec. 15: Where to play in the MHT

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Chuck Kalantzis of Penuche’s Music Hall, with his newly delivered Keno kiosk on Dec. 10, ready to be installed. Photo/Carol Robidoux

MANCHESTER, NH – Chuck Kalantzis was making it back to the 603, come hell or high water – or snow storm – for Keno move-in day. Despite a flight layover in Atlanta that almost foiled his plans, Kalantzis, of Penuche’s Music Hall on Elm Street, made it back Sunday in time for the delivery and installation of his six Keno machines.

Keno, which was approved by the NH Legislature and given the nod by Manchester voters, officially launches Dec. 15. So far, it has been approved at 17 Manchester “pouring establishments,” including Penuche’s.

How it works

During each Keno game, players choose from one to 12 numbers, and every five minutes a computer randomly generates and displays 20 winning numbers from 1 to 80 on a video monitor. A player may place a wager from $1 to $25 per game. The more numbers players match, the more they win. Approved establishments can offer Keno from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week and only those 18 or older will be allowed to play.
Keno retailers will be paid an 8 percent sales commission – the highest in the country – as well as additional bonuses. Along with Keno, licensed businesses will be able to sell all of the other available lottery games.
All equipment needed to sell Keno is provided at no cost. New Hampshire Lottery will also train employees and provide all advertising materials for the game. Approved establishments, which must have a valid liquor license, will pay a $500 annual license fee to offer Keno according to the legislation. Businesses interested in selling Keno, or for any questions, can contact NH Lottery Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at (603) 271-3391.

Where to play in Manchester

Club ManchVegas Manchester
Frickers Neighborhood Grill Manchester
Backyard Brewery Manchester
Billy’s Sports Bar Manchester
Moe Joe’s Family Restaurant Manchester
Southside Tavern Manchester
Derryfield Country Club Manchester
Yee Dynasty Manchester
Theo’s Restaurant & Lounge Manchester
American Legion Post #2 Manchester
Brothers Restaurant & Lounge Manchester
Olympus Pizza Manchester
Penuche’s Manchester
The 25th Lane Manchester
Solana Bar & Grill Manchester
Doogie’s Bar Manchester
Chelby’s Pizza Manchester
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