|Keno Overview -
Keno (also known as lotto in some places) is a number
game played in almost every online casino on internet and
has a long history to it. Originated in china, Keno was
brought in America by Chinese immigrants in 18th century and
today the game is popular worldwide. Though the Chinese
version of keno had 80 Chinese characters to it, the
Americans replaced it later with 80 Arabic numerical.
Another version of keno was seen in Nevada when each number
in the ticket was escorted with a racehorse's name, which
was then modified in 1951 with race horsing becoming a
Online keno is an easy way of playing keno by sitting at
home with many online casinos giving best of bonuses and
winning amounts. Playing keno on internet is similar to
playing keno in any Nevada based casino with same game play
and even better winning chances. Online keno casinos also
provide the benefits of access to tutorials and rule book
for a quick grasping of the game and its rules. Some online
casinos also provide free keno games for those looking for
simple keno fun.
Online keno is without a doubt the easiest way of winning
game of keno without taking any effort of driving to a busy
and crowded casino, where players are often found lost in
the noise around them. Online keno has been becoming more
and more popular now, with many casinos giving free play
option and some presenting easily downloadable software for
playing online games with great graphics and sound effects.
The similarity of keno with lotto has also made it quite
appealing to those who are not hardcore casino players, but
are seeking easy online casino games with lots of luck
factor in it while enjoying the comfortable environment of
their own place.
How to Play -
The game is simple number game, where players are provided
with a number board with numbers from 1 to 80 starting from
top left side and going towards bottom right corner. Many
online keno casino formats consist of buttons for
customizing the game, for putting a bet, for increasing or
decreasing bet and more. Players can also reselect the
numbers to create a better combination according to them.
Players also get option of choosing one card or five
cards, to be played in row. With little similarity to bingo,
keno is quite simple. Players choose sequence of numbers out
of the 1 to 80 numbers and wait for the numbers to come out
in the number draw. Players can chose any amount up to
number and can chose maximum up to 20 numbers.
The victory is decided on the numbers matched in the
chosen 20 sequence of the player and in the numbers drawn.
Player whose at least five or more numbers match to the
drawn numbers is a winner, but there are also casinos who
set their own winning rules such as even by matching three
numbers a player earn some amount.
Basically the game starts with players choosing their
numbers, then betting and finally waiting for the randomly
drawn numbers to match their sequence.
The 20 numbers drawn are randomly chose numbers by the
casino and thus, whole of the keno game depends upon luck
and right number sequence.
The payoff in the game of keno relies on the bet chose by
the player and bets can be made anywhere from $1 to $5. When
a number out of the 20 selected numbers by the player
matches the randomly chosen number it is known as a 'HIT'.
At online keno players can also decide to play more than one
game at a time, this decision also affects the outcome of
Keno Bets -
There are three common types of bets found in game of keno,
these are straight ticket bet, combination ticket bet and
king ticket bet. Straight ticket bet is where player puts a
bet on the digits tagged as single wager. While straight
ticket is the simplest mode of playing keno, combination
ticket is little more challenging. In combination ticket
several numbers groupings are marked by players, who then
plays their combinations. King ticket means a number marked
by itself is known as king, which is then played in all