Keno is a unique and easy game that’s a lot like playing your local lottery. Each player receives a ticket (the Keno board) with a total of 80 numbers on it, and the object of the game is to predict as many of the 20 numbers that are selected each round as possible. The computer, incidentally, selects these numbers randomly, and the player can choose to bet on anywhere between 1 and 10 numbers that he or she believes will come up. When a player’s number matches a number chosen at random by the computer, it’s called a “Hit.” The payoff in a game of Keno depends on whether you choose “Bet $1,” “Bet $3,” or “Bet $5.” (The maximum bet in most online casinos is $5). Other important determining factors are how many numbers you select each game (between 1 and 10) and, of course, how many of these numbers become “Hits.”
You begin a game of Keno by choosing the numbers you want on the Keno board. You are usually given the option to have the computer choose a random 10 numbers for you, if you so desire. This should be a button labeled “Automatic Deal 10 Numbers.” When you have selected a number, it turns green. If you want to de-select a number, just click on it again. You’ll see your potential payoff in one corner of the screen as you choose your numbers.
After you’ve decided how many numbers you wish to play, it’s time to choose whether you want to bet $1, $3, or $5. Click on the appropriate button and you’ll see your potential payoff again adjust accordingly in the corner of your screen. Next you can choose how many games of Keno you’d like to play by clicking on either “Play One,” “Play Five,” or “Play Ten.” After each game of Keno, you can see your results on the left side of your screen. You can click on each game to get detailed information on each game you play. To keep playing the same numbers in a new game, click on “Repeat Bet.” Enjoy!