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Consider carefully Prior to Playing Keno

by Eden on Tuesday, January 15th, 2008

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Keno is a game of plain chance and is very similar to lottery games. The game was imported to the u.s. by Chinese immigrants in the 19th century. As with lotto games, it’s a dead simple to wager, and it is attractive as huge jackpots are on offer for very petite wagers. Keno is played at lounges, clubs and civic centers all around the globe today. Sadly it has other similarities with lottery games – horrid odds.

Logically, Keno worked its way into online casinos as it was a simple game to create, and casino providers wanted to catch the big land based Keno fan base online. What was even more for net betting houses was that many individuals were accustomed to wagering on Keno on video screens, so the shift online was less of a hurdle that say with blackjack.

So here is how you wager on Keno. You start off by selecting between four and ten numbers from a total of 80 numbers. Each choice is called a "spot". In most net keno games, you can purchase multiple tickets for the same game, and in some games you can even pre buy for up-coming games.

As soon as you have submitted your picks, 20 numbered balls will "fall" into a tube from a barrel. If enough of your spots are picked, you win. It is that easy. You will certainly earn more if more of your selected spots are drawn, like with lottos. Many web keno games allow you to purchase tickets ranging from 5 cents and $5, and pay out in multiples of your ticket value. JackpotGrand prizes of up to 50 000 dollars are not unusual.

A snap? Yeah. So there must be a catch? Yeah. The casino edge with Keno is 30 percent or more, the absolute worst of any internet casino game. The chances of landing on a number is point two-fivepercent. Keno is by a long margin the absolute worst game you could possibly play. If you want a game of luck bet on slots. If you want to toss money away, play Keno. Very few players actually make any real returns.