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How to play Keno

Keno and lotto are similar games and both are very popular. Keno was first started in china but keno word has French and Latin roots too. It is believed that the game first originated in ancient China in the Han Dynasty between 205 and 187 B.C. It is very easiest to play. This game was brought to the USA in the mid 1800's. It is a great pastime where the player can win the higher money at fewer wagers.

The players enjoy playing keno at casino lounges. These lounges are specially meant fo keno game. The modern game of keno has 80 numbered ping-pong balls and in every game, the house draws 20 balls randomly and displays their numbers on the screens which are known as keno boards or Keno monitors situated throughout the casino.

These are also called as 'Keno runners'. Keno runners collect the tickets and make the payments of the winning only if the player wants to play outside the lounge area. The players are informed about their winning through many monitors which are placed all over the casino hall. Now there is video version of Keno is also available. It is based on slots-like coin operated machines. It depends upon same principle as the rules of regular Keno, but players get the result much faster. 1-80 numbers are used to play the game keno.

The player selects the number which is less than 4 but not greater than 10. The number lies 1-80. The selected part is known as ‘spot’. If the player select 10 numbers than it is called the selected spot game. In all parts of the casino keno lounge the casino keno tickets are placed at tables. ‘Keno crayons’ are offered for this event.

Unmarked keno tickets can be marked by many selected numbers. The marked tickets can be presented to the keno desk with wager and after that assistant will grant you a copy of ticket. After few moments, keno balls having twenty numbered will be drawn at random from barrel consisting 80 numbered balls. You would be the winner if you draw the selected number. The final results will be display on Keno board in all parts of the casino.

Keno Bets

Minimum Keno bets can be below 10 cents or even 5 cents where as bets of $1 or more are also accepted by the some of the Casinos. The information related to the tickets and various payoffs are offered by Keno brochure houses. The winning amount depends upon the ticket type and total number spots caught by you. The playing of the game depends on your tickets. You can win up to $50,000 on a $1 wager in some casinos. The Keno game round is called Keno race. Many casinos offers 'multi-race' and consecutive Keno races at same time. The chances to hit one number out of 80 are only 0.25%.

Straight ticket: when Betting numbers are marked as a single wager is known as betting a straight ticket. It is very simple way to play, but one can use multiple combinations of bets to make it more complicated. One popular method is used in this part is the "way ticket." if a layer mark six numbers, circle two groups of three, and mark on the side of the ticket, "2/3, 1/6." The player then would bet $3 to have $1 wagers on each of two three-spot combinations and on the six-spot.

King ticket: there is a number which is circled by it-self, names as the king, which is used in all combinations marked. Suppose the seventh number circled as a king. The player then could mark "2/4, 1/7" to bet two four number combinations then the king joining each of the three-number groupings or the overall seven numbers.

Combination ticket: The player marks several number groupings and plays combinations of them. A ticket with two, three, and four number of grouping can be played as 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/7, 1/9. At $1 per game, the ticket would cost $7.


So here are a few Keno tips to help you come up with these numbers. Don't use these exact numbers, but the list will help you getting some ideas for how to come up with these numbers.

» Add the digits of 2 digit number together until you come up with this number. Try that number to play it.

» Simply walk around your house and count the number of footsteps. If it's more than a hundred, once again add the digits and use the new resulting number for bet.

» Try to assign all letters in the alphabet a numerical value. Then find the numerical value of some of your favorite words.

» Count the number of times of phone rings in your office. May be that number of rings is related to the numbers that will come up in a Keno game.

» Take a coin check the last two digits of the year the coin also try to use that.

» In dough nut shop, look at the mileage count number of right there. That's a third number.

Objective of the game

The object of this game is for the player to guess few numbers that the house would draw. The player also makes his guess by mark a Keno ticket, a piece of paper having 1 through to 80 numbers are printed on it. Keno tickets are placed at tables throughout the casino but in some cases these are found in the Keno lounge of casino. The Keno lounge is like as room or open area has more chairs to the purpose of sit and write with crayons gave for marking the ticket.