Leonnyes Z to A Challenge: “K” is for Keno

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“K” is for Keno
A Limerick

There once was a young lad from Reno
who had an addiction to Keno
then lost all his cash
because he was smashed
that night he’d had way too much vino

Keno: gambling game played with cards (tickets) bearing numbers in squares, usually from 1 to 80. A player marks or circles as many of these numbers as he wishes up to the permitted maximum, after which he hands in, or registers, his ticket and pays according to how many numbers he selected. At regular daily intervals a total of 20 numbered balls or pellets are randomly drawn from a container, and prizes are paid out by the house according to how many of each player’s selected numbers are drawn

Reno is in Nevada (USA) and gambling is legal here. Most of us who call Reno “home” avoid the casinos although sometimes they have good food and outstanding shows. Because our economy is so dependent on gambling and tourism is way down at the present time due to an overall lack of disposable income, Nevada is number # in the US in unemployment and foreclosures. Because of this, the area is looking to capitalize on its location in the Sierra Nevada mountains by promoting outdoor activities. We are about 40 minutes away from Lake Tahoe, in the north of the state. Reno is a far cry from Las Vegas.

9 thoughts on “Leonnyes Z to A Challenge: “K” is for Keno

  1. Rumya says:

    LOL 😀 That was one good limerick I read after a long long time!! 😀 Kudos to Keno, Reno and Vino!! 🙂


  2. varsha says:

    even i lost my money in las vegas.. but i don’t gamble alot.. just few bucks here and there :p

    nice k entry


  3. yeah.. over drinking is bad on his health.. gambling too 😀 cute limerick..


  4. shalmalee says:

    Hahaha….that was cute victioria. I love limericks, they are so much fun and yours is fantastic 🙂


  5. Nanka says:

    Wow!! that was neat and pure fun!! Hope the lad gave up excess vino drinking?? 😀


  6. souldipper says:

    T’is the humble limmerick! Wonderful. Loved it, Victoria.


  7. Jingle says:

    I don’t gamble,
    wow, you know a lot.
    lovely k entry.


  8. Amanda says:

    Victoria I love a good limerick this was fabulous! it flowed perfectly. I am not far from you I am in So Cal I guess about 6-7 hours from you. Are you getting cold up there yet? Anyway this really was a great limerick if you like writing them I can send you a link to Mad Kane her blog has participatory limericks all the time!


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