- a game of chance, adapted from lotto for gambling purposes.
Origin of keno
Examples from the Web for keno
Historical Examples of keno
With that in his mind, he mounted—and turned Keno's head toward Hartley.
He went down to the stable, started to saddle Keno, and then decided that he would not.
A week has rolled into the past since the event at the Keno den.An Outcast
F. Colburn Adams
His horse had disappeared, but Curly helped him to the back of Keno.Crooked Trails and Straight
William MacLeod Raine
There's a sight of talk about the doin's of them faro an' keno sharps.The Denver Express
A. A. Hayes
keeno, kino or quino
- US and Canadian a game of chance similar to bingo
Word Origin for keno
Word Origin and History for keno
game of chance (akin to bingo), 1814, American English, probably from French quine "five winning numbers in a lottery," from Latin quini "five each," distributive of quinque "five" (see five). The numbers are arranged in rows of five.