Keno Rules

Keno is an old Chinese lottery style game which was taken to the rest of the world by 19th Chinese immigrant workers. It is now a firm favourite on internet casino sites and it is a really simple game to play as well as offering the chance of a big cash prize for a relatively small wager.

How Does Keno Work?

You get presented with a list of numbers, which generally go from 1 all the way through to 80. You need to pick between 4 and 10 numbers. Choosing more numbers will let you access the bigger prizes and will give you better odds of winning, although your stake will also be higher.

A lottery style machine will then pick out 20 numbers and the more which match your selection the more chance you have of winning a big prize. On some sites this process of drawing out the numbers takes some time but on others it is instant, and in some cases it is even presented as a rapid fire slots type of game.

You generally need to get at least half of your chosen numbers to match the drawn ones, and wagers start from under a pound in most online casinos.

Choosing a Keno Game

The big house edge in Keno means that it is a game which serious wagerers don’t really expect to win huge amounts of money on. It is more of a fun piece of entertainment which gives you a reasonable chance of winning for a very small stake. The biggest prizes on the casino sites may tempt you to play but it is very difficult to win one of these.

This means that it is a game you should choose for a bit of fun and maybe look on as being something like putting a couple of pound on the real life lottery each week. Go for an environment you like and a site which makes you feel at home as you set about picking out your favourite numbers each time.

Carry On Playing

There are no real strategies for you learn at Keno, and all you can do over time is vary the size of the wager and the quantity of numbers you choose each time. By doing this you can try out a few different approaches until you settle on one which you are happy with and which gives you the best chance of winning some money on the game.  

So now you know the rules of Keno you can enjoy the game at almost every online casino and many online bingo sites too.

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