What is the Keno casino game?

The keno casino game is easy to learn and play. Whether you play at a casino or online, the game has elements of bingo, poker and roulette.

It is a popular game because it offers punters the chance to win big on a small bet. In keno, players choose up to 20 numbers on a card with numbers 1 to 80. A random number generator then selects 20 numbers. The more numbers, also called keno spots, that you match, the more you win.

Keno has become increasingly popular in the past few years.  This is due to online keno live games, which offer punters a fresh new experience and immersion-enhanced gameplay. Live games can be played with or without a dealer, creating the ambiance of being in a real casino setting.

Strategy

Before you start, decide how much you want to bet on your selected numbers and how many keno games you want to play with these numbers. Buy the tickets and watch the random number generator select 20 balls. If you have a match, you win. The amount you win will depend on how much you put on the bet, how many numbers match and the number of players. Some keno games have a bonus number that pays out more. 

Choosing numbers

Some keno games offer different versions of the game, with special bonus or jackpot cards. Some cards let you choose between one and 10 numbers whilst others allow up to 20 numbers. The game will cost the same however many numbers you choose. Some people choose numbers that are lucky to them, perhaps related to family birthdays or similarly important dates. Alternatively, you can let the computer auto select numbers.

Way bets

Players can wager on groups of numbers within the same game using a way bet. As an example, you choose six numbers. You can bet on all six to match, but you can also put a bet on two groups of three numbers to match. This is similar to horse racing bets where you bet on the winner, place and show.

Bet combinations

You can also bet on different groups of numbers, where the numbers can overlap in combinations. You can have three groups, one with two numbers, the second with three numbers and the third group with four numbers. You can then combine groups one and two to make a group with five numbers, a group of six by combining the first and third groups and so on.

Bet on the bonus

Many keno games offer a bonus number which if it comes up will guarantee a bigger payout, though the wager costs more for this. Winnings can be double the normal rate or sometimes up to 20 times the normal rate.

Video keno

You can play keno games online from the comfort of your own home, from a mobile device wherever you may be or even on screens at a brick-and-mortar casino. These games you can play at your own pace.

Progressive jackpot

Some casinos offer a progressive jackpot in keno. This prize will grow and grow until it pays out. This is entirely random, so it is impossible to predict when it will payout, but this means it can be fun to play.  

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