Online Keno Explained: Ins and Outs of the Game

Published May 1, 2014 by OCR Editor

This classic game encompasses chances to win jackpots with ease.

What Is Keno?

Keno was undoubtedly started in China but its name has French and Latin roots meaning "five winning numbers".  The game became extremely popular over the years and in 1866 it was one of the most played real money games in Houston, Texas having traveled across the globe. Keno most resembles a modern lottery game as there are 80 balls with numbers from 1-80 printed on them and during play the balls are selected by a number of methods to see who has won.  There are a total of 20 balls drawn and once they have been selected it's only a matter of working out who the winners are.

How to Play Online Keno

Many fans of Bingo naturally enjoy playing Keno and there are now a huge number of online versions of Keno that can be found at the top online casinos in the industry.  In the online versions players will see a Keno Card or Pay Card with 8 rows of 10 numbers each.  Players will then mark off up to 20 numbers on the card but can just as easily mark off only 1.  The different variations of the game may have players able to select up to 10, 12, or 15 numbers so check the rules before you bet.  The numbers are selected using a random number generator which encompasses the utmost security and guarantee of randomness so it's just like the land version.

To match only 1 number on the Keno card offers odds of 1 in 86.446 (1.15678605%) while taking it to the ultimate level and matching 20 numbers is much tougher with 1 in 3,535,316,142,212,173,800.000 odds.  Matching all 20 is much like winning the lottery and the jackpots can grow to enormous sizes.  

Online Casinos with Keno

One of the online casinos that has a following of dedicated Keno players is bet365.  This online casino offers a number of Keno variations and there are hundreds of players whom continue to return to try their lucky methods in attempts to win big jackpots.

 

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