Zeilinger Keno accused of concealing $1.28M in illegal bets

January 21, 2017 8:00 AM


A southeast Nebraska keno operator is now accused of concealing $1.28 million in illegal bets and committing more than 260 violations of state regulations.

The Nebraska Department of Revenue's Division of Charitable Gaming wants to fine Zeilinger Keno $263,000 and revoke its lottery operator and worker licenses, reports the Lincoln Journal Star. Zeilinger Keno provides 30 southeast Nebraska communities with keno.

Todd Zeilinger denies any wrongdoing and said he leaves day-to-day operations to bar operators where the games are played. He told the newspaper he's going to work with regulators and "make sure it doesn't happen again."

However, state regulators said Zeilinger covered for people who placed illegal bets and say he made more than $179,000 in commissions off the wagers.