Keno is a lottery-like or bingo-like gambling game played at most modern casinos, and at many bingo halls. A player chooses anywhere from 1 to 20 numbers and marks them on a keno ticket of 80 numbers (1 to 80). The casino then draws 20 numbers at random. The player is paid out against his original wager based on how many numbers match the ones he marked on his ticket.
As a casino game, it is notable because it provides the casino with an advantage against the player greater than any other gambling game -- on some bets up to 66%. The normal house advantage for a casino game is between 1% and 5%.
Keno is believed to have originated in ancient China in the Han Dynasty between 205 and 187 B.C. The game was brought to America in the 19th century by Chinese immigrants.
Keno is an ancient Chinese lottery-type game. Its playful ease has earned it wide popularity worldwide.
First, select at least 2 and up to 10 numbers on the Keno table by clicking on them. If you changed your mind and want to deselect a number, just click on it again. To deselect all the numbers and start again, click on the Clear button.
While you select the numbers, you can see the Payouts Table on the left. The payouts (winnings) depend on how many numbers you select. The table shows how much money you win (the Payouts column) for any amount of correct numbers (the Hits column).
Now select the amount you want to bet on one game round by clicking the + and - buttons. Then press Play One (play for one round only) or Play Five (play a five-round series).
When you press one of the Play buttons, 20 numbers are drawn. If you have a sufficient amount of hits (winning numbers) you are paid winnings according to the winnings table. If you are playing the five-round series, you can see your last results in the results table on the right. If you are playing a one-round game, only the result or your last round is displayed here.