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The Keno Game

Origins of Keno

Keno is a lottery style game, very similar to bingo, in which players use cards with numbers from 1 to 80. A fairly recent invention, keno is thought to originally be a Chinese invention, becoming more widespread from the 19th century onwards. Today, it’s a popular game in casinos and online, with various operators offering unique paylines for variable outcomes and more incentives to play.

How to Play Keno

Players purchase a keno card in order to get started and must mark of their chosen numbers. Depending on where you play, you’ll be asked to select between 1 and 20 numbers (10 is generally accepted as the norm) and mark your choices down. If you’re playing online, you can also usually pick numbers automatically to save time. You’ll also need to determine the amount you’re betting on each of your chosen numbers and how many rounds of keno you wish to play.

The more times you wish to play, the more you’ll end up staking. If you wish to bet on groups of numbers, you can opt to stake way bets for simplicity. Once you’ve filled out your keno card, a keno machine will then randomly draw 20 numbers. Most casinos utilise software to determine outcomes nowadays, ensuring results are randomly generated. You can win money on any potential match, but compared to other betting options, returns are relatively poor. You’ll need to match multiple numbers in order to ensure a good return on your investment.

Tips for Success at Keno

Although keno is generally quite straightforward and relatively low risk, you can increase game variety and your chances of winning several ways. If a keno game offers a bonus number, you can earn much higher returns by adding that to your ticket provided it’s called. Playing multiple tickets at once is also advised, so opt for autoplay to zip through rounds quickly when playing online.

Keno Variations

There’s various types of bet available in keno. Straight bets are the simplest, where you select a set amount of numbers per game. Way bets let you wager on combinations of numbers, while split bets let you select multiple groups of numbers in a single keno game for higher returns.