Keno Basics Explained

Keno is a game involving numbers that is basically a glorified lottery game. It has become incredibly popular all over the world, and here is Australia as well both in brick and mortar casinos and online mobile ones too.

The game generates billions of dollars a year, all over the country and offers several different varieties for players to choose from.  Keno originated in Asia, and does have one of the worst odds of any game of chance around today. This game has no strategy, but players are encouraged to learn the rules and the odds well before investing real money.

Rules of Keno

As mentioned, Keno is a numbers based lottery style game. It is played on a scorecard with a field of 80 numbers. Players are able to place a wager anywhere between 1 and 10 numbers. Each bet equals a different payout. In some places a bet of up to 0 numbers is allowed, which will obviously greatly increase the chances of winning and the amount won. The odds of hitting all the numbers in Keno 1 to 3.5 quintillion, which is pretty high. The odds of hitting ten numbers are better, but not by much.

After the player has selected their bet, the casino will initiate a draw. In the case of online, the computer will initiate the draw, using a Random Number Generator (RNG) to ensure fairness. Players will then be awarded cash prizes depending on the amount of numbers that they have played on their ticket, how much they wagered per game and if the corresponding numbers that have been drawn.  The more numbers that a player matches to the casino, the more winnings they will end up with.

Strategy for Keno

As Keno is a game of luck and you cannot control which numbers are chosen, there aren’t really any strategies that work for this game. Many people will claim to have working ones, but none of them have as yet been proven. The best way to play the game is to go with your gut. Don’t get disappointed of give up if your numbers are not chosen right away. Statistically speaking Keno has some of the worst odds of any game of chance available for players online and mobile casinos online in Canada. Keno is more played for the experience and fun than to walk away with huge amounts of wins.

This being said, there are some ways to maximise your odds. Firstly it is important that a player studies the card to familiarise themselves with the odds of winning each set of numbers that you can select. If you are playing up to a ten spot game, the best odds lie in the three spot game, which will pay out the best. Odds do change from game to game, so players are encouraged to take careful note of the odds of their particular game. Another good thing to do is to play in demo mode first. Get the hang of the game without investing any real money until you know it inside and out.