Keno falls into that unwritten rule of casino games, if understanding it is easy,
the odds of winning are more in the casinos favor. Keno can be played
throughout the casino, restaurant area and even in some hotel rooms. Similar to a
lottery ticket, you select number(s) ranging from 1-80. Keno betting can be as
simple as selecting one number or complex multiple numbers and combination of numbers
selected. Each game numbers are drawn, similar to bingo, in the case of Keno only 20
numbers are drawn each game. The player can bet on 1-15 numbers with an occasional
16 and 20 number tickets available at some casinos.
In most major casinos, they play Keno around the clock, on the average they play a
new game every 9 minutes. Each casino will supply a payoff schedule for the various
payoffs per number(s) selected. Beware! All casinos do not pay the same
payoffs. Payoffs can range as much as 400% difference.
The attraction of Keno has two parts.
Learning it is easy and the payoffs are usually great. Please remember that
the odds of winning a big payoff are as remote as expecting to win the lottery.
Betting costs are small, usually bets of seventy cents to one dollar are the norms.
Under certain casino rules, a player can bet as little as one cent per way. A
way is the term used to clarify what you have bet using combinations of
For example, a player may select
three numbers, let us use 6, 17, 44. This could be a bet on all three numbers that
would be one way or three single bets on each number or three bets on two
numbers at a time. Therefore, seven different ways are possible to bet
three numbers if you elect to bet every combination. Not only are the odds of
winning not in your favor, making sure what casino pays the most money per each winning
bet is vitally important.
An example of Keno variances is if
you had selected eight numbers and all eight numbers were selected from the twenty numbers
drawn, the payoff in Las Vegas could range from $25,000 to $100,000.00 depending on what
casino you were gambling within.
Payoffs in Keno are determined by
numbers matching the 20 numbers drawn. It does not matter in what order your selected
numbers were drawn. If a player bet only one number, 39. If the number 39 was
the first number drawn or the last of the twenty numbers drawn, the payoff would be the
same. The Keno odds chart below shows the mathematical odds of winning at Keno when
selecting 1 to 15 numbers. Payoffs are calculated on the average major Las Vegas
Another word to the wise, in the
history of Keno in Nevada casinos, no one has ever hit a 12-number ticket or higher for a