Keno Game Guide

How to play keno


  Learning the Rules of Online Keno

Keno and online keno are certainly one of the most straight forward casino games available today, and you find learning how to play keno as simple as pie.

Basics of How to Play Keno

In a live game you will be get a card with a grid of numbers on it. These numbers will be organized in eight rows with ten numbers per row, making a total number of 80 which will be marked 1-80. On this keno card you must mark the numbers that you think will come up. If you're not sure what this means yet, don't worry; it will all become clear. The number of numbers you an choose will vary from place to place but will usually be a maximum of between 10 and 20. Once you have made your selection you take your keno card to a keno writer with whom you will place your bet. The bet is always in multiples of whatever the house minimum is; most often $1.

What Are You Betting On?

When bets have been laid a large keno box container at the front with 80 balls numbering 1-80 will be activated. These keno balls will jump around in the box to make sure they are all mixed up fairly. 20 of these balls will be chosen, one at a time. An online keno site will of course not have a physical box but rather the keno numbers will be automatically chosen by a random number generator. Some online keno sites will have an image of the box none-the-less. Whether you are playing land based keno or online keno, it is these numbers that you have bet on. When you marked a number on your keno card, you wagered that that keno number would come out of the box. Your winnings will then depend on the type of bet you made.

What Are the Winnings?

The winnings in Keno depend on two factors; how much money you wagered, and how many 'hits' you get. A hit in keno is a predicted number that appeared. The payouts vary greatly from place to place, and from online keno site to online keno site. However the payouts from every institution are easily found. For keno instruction purposes however, this means that we can only talk in general terms. Let's take for example the following payout chart as an example, where 12 numbers have been chosen:

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