Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held before the Keene City Council relative to a request from the NH Lottery Commission to place a question on the 2019 Municipal General Ballot that would allow the operation of "keno" in the City of Keene. That request was granted by the Keene City Council on July 18, 2019. "Keno" is any game where a player purchases a ticket from a field of 80 numbers and selects a specific amount of numbers. A random number generator employed by the NH Lottery Commission chooses 20 numbers at random and the player is paid out against his or her original wager.
All net proceeds collected by the Lottery Commission under RSA 284:47 shall be deposited into the education trust fund established by RSA 198:39 for the purpose of providing grants to public schools, and to chartered public schools, toward the cost of operation of an approved full day kindergarten program.
This request is in response to the passage of SB 191, effective July 1, 2017, which provides a local option for a municipality to authorize keno by placing the question on a regular municipal election ballot.
Hearing Date: October 17, 2019
Hearing Time: 7:00 PM
Hearing Place: Council Chambers, Keene City Hall