The Game of Keno

Keno is a popular lottery game that was being originated in china thousands of years ago. It was brought to U.S on the year 1800's and was developed into the modern game of keno. The game is played in two variation: Live and Video versions. The objective of the game is to get the maximum number of the 20 selected balls on the ticket. Because of its popularity today, the game grows and can be played at modern casinos, restaurants, bars and other public establishments around the globe.

Learn How To Play Keno

Playing the game is basic, there are balls in a sealed drum that are randomly drawn and compared to the players selected numbers. The thing you just need to so is to choose your lucky numbers in a maximum of 10 that will be based between 1 and 80 which are the numbers of the balls in keno. The number that you selected are those called as Keno Spot. After you have called for your 20 balls, its time to draw the 20 numbers from a total of 80 numbers.

Ball selections goes in different ways such as rabbit ear blower, a spinning hand cage operated by a person, or an akv which sends the encoded ball numbers to a computer system then sent to a computerized keno system for processing. Video version's takes random number generator for selection of number. Those random number generator is an electronic number selection device approved by governing authorities.

When the drawn numbers matches your selected chosen numbers, then you win. The game is only a matter of chance, but it is the game of fun and excitement. The most important thing you need to do is to know how you'll going to cash out all your winnings.

Terms Used in Keno

Like any other casino games, keno also has its unique terms:

    • Spot: Any numbers from 1 to 80 that a players select on a keno ticket.
    • Call: The call to draw the number on each game.
    • Keno Board: An electronic board used to display the winning keno numbers.
    • Combination Way Ticket: Ticket in which group of numbers are bet in several ways, that allows player to grow his winnings over several combination.
    • Catch a number you have marked in the ticket has been drawn.
    • Touch Hand: Pointing device used to select numbers that is mainly used on some video keno machines.
    • Number Pool: The numbers from which players are selecting for their game ticket. The typical keno pool ranges from numbers 1 to 80.

    Different Keno Variations

    Straight Bet: For novice in this kind of game, you can start in this kind of wagering your money. There are 20 numbers that will drawn in single keno game and you can wager your money in choosing 15 numbers. But in some online casinos, you can choose up to 40 numbers that you can bet in allowable amount of $1.

  • Straight Bet
  • Split Bet
  • Way Bet
  • Combination Bet
  • King Keno Bet
  • Super Keno
  • Power Keno