Keno is coming to New Hampshire and will be called Keno 603!
Governor Chris Sununu signed Senate Bill 191 in July establishing Keno relative to funding full-day kindergarten in New Hampshire.
Keno will be overseen by the New Hampshire Lottery and played at approved bars and restaurants, which are called “pouring establishments” in the legislation.
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 AM to 11 PM seven days a week and only those 18 or older will be allowed to play.
Keno retailers will be paid an 8% 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.
Keno is proven to draw new customers as well as delight your current patrons. You’ll even see increased food and beverage sales. All equipment needed to sell Keno is provided at no cost. New Hampshire Lottery will also train your employees and provide all advertising materials for the game.
Cities and towns will need to approve Keno for sale – either through a ballot referendum (November 2017) or through a Town Meeting vote (Spring 2018) – before local establishments can offer 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.
We are reaching out to establishments to provide information on how Keno will work and to explain the application process. Please take a moment and review the additional information on this page.
If you are interested in selling Keno, or have any questions, please call us Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 4 PM at (603) 271-3391.