Where to Play and Learn Keno

Keno Rules

Keno is likely a remarkably easy casino game to play. Keno works somewhat like a lottery. You can pick up to 10 numbers from 1 to 80. The casino will then randomly draw twenty winning numbers, and if the numbers you picked match the numbers drawn, the game is won. Depending on the number of spots you picked you can also win on a partial match, though the payouts are significantly less than if all numbers are caught. Your winnings depend on how much you bet and how many numbers you picked and matched.

The following Keno payout chart is used by most casinos:


Numbers Picked

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

1

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

1

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

4

28

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

2

7

71

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

1

13

16

360

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

3

10

46

1000

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

1

4

21

320

6000

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

2

15

106

1200

15000

 

 

9

 

 

 

1

6

45

355

4800

18000

 

10

 

 

 

1

4

20

122

1000

5000

20000

 

If an entry in the chart is blank, the winning amount is zero for the marked/caught combination. Your total winnings are the quantity of credits bet multiplied by the number in the chart. For example, using the above chart if you bet two dollars, mark six spots and catch four spots, the payout is ten. You would win 2 x 10 = 20 dollars.

Play Keno

To play keno one of the most important things to know is how to place your bets on your betting cards. I will show you how by explaining 2 different methods. The first being straight tickets while the second being way tickets.

Straight Tickets: One of the simplest ways to play keno is by simply playing a straight ticket. Even though the game can be very dull, it is straightforward and eliminates any kind of confusion. To play a straight ticket, you need to mark off the numbers you hope to come up in the draw and mark the number of spots in the provided area. The maximum number of spots you can mark off depends on the casino, but the limit will never exceed 20, as that is the number of balls drawn.

Way Tickets: Playing a way ticket means that you are using one ticket to mark two or more sets of numbers. In fact, playing one 3-way ticket is the same as playing three 1-way tickets and marking the numbers on those individually. Both offer the same chances of winning, the same odds and, of course, the same payouts.

The advantage is also that you can bet lower amounts of money. In the example on the right, you’re actually paying $.25 for each of the sets. Since there are three sets, the total price for the game is $.75. Although all three sets have three numbers each, they do not need to be the same. You can have as many groups as you wish, each having up to 20 numbers (assuming that’s the limit for the casino).

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