a game of chance, adapted from lotto for gambling purposes.

1805–15, Americanism; < French quine five (winning numbers) (≪ Latin quinī five each) + (lott)o Unabridged
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keno, keeno, kino or quino (ˈkiːno)
(US), (Canadian) a game of chance similar to bingo
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keeno, keeno, kino or quino
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kino, keeno, kino or quino
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quino, keeno, kino or quino
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Word Origin & History

"game of chance" (akin to bingo), 1814, Amer.Eng., probably from Fr. quine "five winning numbers in a lottery," from L. quini "five each," distributive of quinque "five."
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gambling game played with cards (tickets) bearing numbers in squares, usually from 1 to 80. A player marks or circles as many of these numbers as he wishes up to the permitted maximum, after which he hands in, or registers, his ticket and pays according to how many numbers he selected. At regular daily intervals a total of 20 numbered balls or pellets are randomly drawn from a container, and prizes are paid out by the house according to how many of each player's selected numbers are drawn

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The motel also has a casino and lounge that has poker and keno machines.
It also has a large poker room and the only live keno play in town.
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