Keno. It’s a gambling staple that many locals and visitors enjoy. It combines numbers and chance into a potentially lucrative pastime. Discover how and where to play Keno in Downtown Las Vegas.
What Is Keno?
Keno is a gambling game similar to lottery or bingo that is typically played in casinos. It is a game of chance that is based on drawing numbers that have to correspond to numbers on a card.
Players choose numbers from 1 to 80 and then 20 numbers are drawn at random. If enough numbers drawn match the numbers that players selected on their card, then the player wins.
Where Does Keno Come from?
The origins of Keno can be traced back to China where legend says the game saved an ancient city during a time of war. It is also said that the funds raised from Keno helped to build The Great Wall of China.
However, the word keno has Latin roots meaning “five” or “five winning numbers.” The game was brought over to America by Chinese immigrants in the 1800s.
How to Play Keno
You may have heard of keno but you may not know how to play it. Here are the steps to learning how to play:
- Get a Keno Card. This can be acquired from the live Keno lounge on the casino floor.
- Select Your Numbers. You can select numbers from 1 to 80 to play. Each number you select is called a spot
- Pay for Your “Spots.” The amount you place to bet depends on the game.
- Wait and Follow Along. Watch as the winning numbers are selected and match them up to the numbers you selected for your Keno card.
- Collect Your Winnings! If enough of your numbers are selected, you win!
Where to Play Keno Downtown
You can now have a date with lady luck and try your hand at Keno downtown at The Plaza Hotel & Casino. Games run every five to eight minutes in the brand-new live Keno lounge on the casino floor from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Monitor your game live in various locations throughout the casino, giving you the perfect opportunity to explore and grab a drink or bite to eat while you play keno downtown.
There are monitors located in the Brightside Breakfast & Burgers Restaurant, the Race & Sportsbook bar, Omaha Lounge, Hash House A-Go-Go, and the bingo room on the third floor.
The Place to Be and Play Downtown
The Plaza Hotel & Casino is the place to be downtown. With a downtown hotel room at The Plaza, you’ll be able to go back to your room in between Keno and other entertaining events to relax and refresh.