If you have ever played lotto - you should already be
familiar with the rules of keno.
The game of keno originates from ancient China, where it
was simply called the Chinese lottery. This ancient game
was used to raise funds to keep the Chinese army running
centuries ago. At one period of time a large part of the
Chinese population refused to keep paying for the army in
a regular way - through taxes - so a game very similar to
keno was invented. The objective of this game was to bring
in the money needed to keep the Chinese army strong so it
could defeat it's enemies. Legend says that the funds raised
from this game also financed the construction of the Great
Wall Of China. What a story for a simple casino game!
In online keno you simply pick from 1 to 15 numbers out
of the 80 numbers available on the board.
Then random winning numbers will be drawn.
The objective for you is to have picked as many of the
drawn numbers as possible.
If you manage to have picked 15 winning numbers - you win
the jackpot. There are also smaller prizes if you have picked
less then all correct numbers - just like in a lottery.
You don't have to pick 15 numbers - you can also just pick
a single number or 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 -6 -7 -8 - 9 - 10 - 11
- 12 - 13 or 14 numbers. But normally you can only win the
big jackpot if you pick 15 numbers.
Just like the lottery, online keno is one of the worst
games to play in terms of house advantage. This is a real
money maker for the casinos. The casinos edge in keno can
be as high as 20-30%. However, if you're a real lottery
and keno fan like my mom and dad, then you should at least
get the most bang for your buck. Make sure you get a casino
bonus when you sign up for a online casino, and also look
for casinos that have ongoing bonuses and other comps -
this will help to even out the house edge.