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Ponder For a Long Time Before You Wager on Keno

by Eden on Tuesday, January 30th, 2007

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Keno is a game of pure luck and is very close to lottery games. The game was brought over to the the states by Chinese migrants in the nineteenth aeon. As with lotto games, it’s an absolutely easy to enjoy, and it is appealing as large jackpots are available for very small wagers. Keno is played at bars, clubs and community centers all over the world today. Unfortunately it shares another weak point with lottery games – horrid odds.

Understandably, Keno ensconced its way into online casinos as it was a simple game to create, and internet casino operators wanted to entice the big brick and mortar Keno players on the internet. What was even more in the favor of casinos on the internet was that many people were accustomed to gambling on Keno on electronic screens, so the move on to the internet was a insignificant hurdle than say with chemin de fer.

So here is how you play Keno. You start off by choosing between four and ten numbers from a total of eighty numbers. Each choice is called a "spot". In many internet keno games, you can purchase countless cards for the same draw, and in some games you can even pre-buy for future games.

Once you have submitted your selection, twenty numbered balls will "drop" into a hopper from a tube. If enough of your numbers are drawn, you win. That simple. You will obviously come away with more, if more of your spots hit, like with lottos.

Most keno online games allow you to buy cards between five cents and 5 dollars, and pay out in multiples of your card value. Jackpot winnings of up to $50,000 are not uncommon.

Simple? Yeah. So there must be a catch? Yes. The house advantage with Keno is 30 percent or higher, the WORST of any internet casino game. The expectation of hitting a number is 0.25%. Keno is by a wide margin the worst game you could possibly gamble on. If you want a game of randomness bet on slots.