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.
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.