Never played Keno before? No problem, you are just about to find out how easy it is to learn the
They are pretty much the same wherever you play it the only difference is
in the payout rates the different casinos offer.
Before starting to play though it is recommended you pick up a booklet
of the exact house rules and payouts at the Keno counter.
To play it you have to pick up a Keno Sheet, if you are in a
physical casino you will find those sheets everywhere even in the casinos
restaurants, or you just pick them up at the Keno counter. Some
casinos even have Keno runners. These are people walking around in the
casino giving away Keno sheets.
All you have to do now is mark one to fifteen numbers, out of
eighty available, on the ticket and give it back to the counter or the
runner. The bets generally start at one dollar. After you make your bet,
by giving the ticket back to the runner or the counterperson, he or she
will enter your numbers into a computer and give you a printed ticket.
Make sure to double-check the numbers you filled out on the sheet with the
one on the printed ticket because once the game started no more changes
can be made.
At the beginning of the game eighty numbered balls are mixed in the
Keno bowl and twenty of the balls are ejected at random from the bowl.
Those numbers then appear on the Keno boards which are mostly located all
over the casino and the restaurants. If enough of your selected numbers
are drawn of the bowl you are a winner. To find out how many numbers you
need to win and how much the payout is you should pick up a Keno
Booklet as mentioned above. The more numbers you selected, the more
numbers you will need to be a winner.
Also a very important part of the game is that if you are a winner you
have to cash in your ticket before the next game starts. It is
usually 10 to 15 minutes before the next game begins. You can also play
more than one game on one ticket, if you do that, you don't have to cash
your ticket right away. Wait until the last game your ticket is entered
into ends and then collect the money. If you are playing one ticket for
let's say ten games it would be foolish to cash your ticket right away
because you would lose any chance of winning again in the ten rounds you
paid for. Still, you have to collect after the last game you are entered
ended and before the next game starts or you won't get a dime.
The only exception casinos make is if you are playing one ticket for 30 games or
more. You can collect your money up to a year later, in
most casinos, if you play this many games on one ticket. But before you
take this information for granted browse through the Keno Booklet
you picked up and make sure how the casino handles these kind of bets.
Some casinos also offer "Special Tickets" to add variety to the
game. One version is called "Top and Bottom Keno". In this version
you don't pick any numbers, instead you write a "T" on the top
portion, and a "B" on the bottom of the ticket. In each portion
there are twenty numbers. If thirteen or more numbers in either portion
are drawn out of the bowl you win. This Keno variant may not be available
in every casino so check your Keno booklet for more info.
The Rules for Keno in an online casino are exactly the same! You will
find the booklet on the website you are playing on.