Online Keno

Pick your lucky number and play some Keno!

Keno was introduced to casinos in the early 20th century.  The game transformed from 20 numbers drawn from tubes with pieces of paper to 80 numbers with balls drawn from a moving cage.  Today, you do not need to go to Las Vegas to play Keno – you simply need an internet connection.  Keno is now offered at most online casinos since they exploded onto the scene in the 1990s. 

Terminology

Keno Board: An electronic board that shows winning Keno numbers

Straight Keno: A basic Keno game that is played by choosing individual numbers

Way: A separate bet that is on a ticket with more than one bet

Way Ticket: A ticket that contains different groups of numbers for more chances to win

Call: To draw numbers in a Keno game

Number Pool: The range of numbers players can choose to bet on in a game of Keno

Rules

In order to start the game, players need to click on the numbers and choose between 4 and 10 numbers between 1 and 80.  Each number is known as a spot and if you choose 6 numbers then it is known as a 6-spot game.  Next, the numbers are registered by the online casino software.  You will then decide how much you want to bet and how many games you want to play.  Next the RNG draws 20 random numbers which are shown on the screen.  If the numbers drawn by the software match the numbers on your ticket then you win.  The actual payout you receive will depend on how many numbers you matched with the drawn numbers.

Strategy

Comparing payouts is an important Keno strategy.  The numbers you select are important in determining your payouts.  You will find that if you choose three Keno numbers and hit all three numbers you will receive a 16 to 1 payout.  If you pick four numbers and hit all four then you will receive a payout of 12 to 1.  You will see that in 7 through 11-spot games it is easier to get 3 out of 11 than it is to get 3 out of 7.

However, the largest jackpot for 11-spot Keno is $3,000 while a 7-spot jackpot is $100.  Bankroll management is another important strategy that should not only be used in Keno but in all other casino games.  You should always create a budget and stick to the budget when playing Keno and you should only play with money that is not set aside for bills and other expenses. 

Tips

One important tip is to first practice Keno for free before playing for real money.  This will help you learn more about the game without risking any of your bankroll. You should take the size of your bets into consideration and always bet enough so that you are eligible for a large win without exceeding your limit.

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