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This game of Chinese origin is very similar to Bingo or lottery games. It has the potential to earn you large payouts from very small bets. The keno rules are simple to understand and the game play easy to master. Keno is commonly played in casino lounges but is not restricted to these areas. The game can also be played from outside the ‘Keno lounge’. Casinos offering this game have Keno runners. The purpose of Keno runners is to help you make your bet from where you are. They collect your ticket and your bet and return with your duplicate ticket containing your bet. Read on to familiarize yourself that much more with the keno rules and get a know of the game below!

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Keno Payouts

The runners also bring your winnings should you win. Most casinos place televisions sets in various areas of the casino so that you can monitor the action in the Keno lounge. These televisions display the winning numbers.  The game can also be played on video slots. This method allows players to determine their own rate of play. This is opposed to having to wait for spins on a television set. A round of a Keno game is known as a Keno race in some casinos. So you can play more Keno races in a shorter space of time on pokies machines than when playing live. The online version is just like the pokies based version.

How to Play Keno

To play the game you need to select numbers also called spots. Players are allowed to select between 4 and 10 spots. The Keno ticket has eighty numbers from which to select your spots. In a live casino the Keno tickets are placed on tables that are placed all around the casino. Casinos provide Keno crayons which you use to indicate your desired spots. You need to get the ticket and your bet to the Keno desk. You can do this yourself or the Keno runner can do this for you. You can play several times to improve your chances of winning. To do this you need to play many tickets. Numbers are randomly selected using balls or are computer generated.

Keno Results

Twenty numbers are selected from a possible eighty numbers. The results of the draw are displayed on a keno board which is usually on a screen. You win if among the twenty numbers generated contain enough of your chosen spots. Your payout will be determined by the number of correct numbers on your ticket, the size of your wager and the odds. Most land based live casinos accept a minimum bet of AUD$1. Keno games available on both land based and online video pokies machines can accept a minimum bet of five cents. Depending on the odds and the availability of a progressive jackpot it is possible to win AUD$50,000 from an AUD$1 wager. Payout tables are different at casinos.

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 Keno Rules Made Simpler For All

Players have to study the paytables to know what to wager and what to expect from their wager. Knowing your keno rules can help all players up their games. Regardless of the high house edge in Keno it is quite a good way to pass time and, if you are lucky, make same money while you are at it.