Nelson voters to decide fate of keno
October 29, 2020
This election day, Nelson voters will have the opportunity to authorize keno in their community.
In Nebraska, state law requires local voters to approve the game and local elected officials to spend profits on “community betterment purposes.” The owners of D&D’s Lyons Den believe hosting the game would benefit the Nelson community by providing an additional source of tax revenue for city government.
On average, 76 cents of every dollar wagered stays in the games for player pay-outs. Vendors who run the game for a municipality get about 12 1⁄2 cents. The state receives 2 cent...