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Think Carefully Before You Gamble on Keno

January 23rd, 2016 Leave a comment Go to comments

Keno is a game of pure randomness and is very similar to lottery games. The game was brought over to the US by Chinese immigrants in the nineteenth century. As with lotto games, it is a dead simple to play, and it is endearing as substantial jackpots are available for very small wagers. Keno is enjoyed at saloons, clubs and recreation center all over the world today. Unfortunately it shares another characteristic with lottery games – horrendous expectations.

Rationally, Keno happen upon its way into casinos on the internet as it was a simple game to create, and casino software operators wanted to entice the huge land based Keno players on the internet. What was even more in the favor of casinos on the internet was that many gamblers were accustomed to playing Keno on electronic terminals, so the move on to the internet was less of a hurdle than say with chemin de fer.

So here is how you play Keno. You begin by choosing between four and ten numbers from a total of eighty numbers. Each choice is describe as a "spot". In many online keno games, you can buy countless cards for the same draw, and in a few games you can even pre-order for upcoming games.

Once you have submitted your selection, 20 numbered balls will "enter" into a capsule from a barrel. If enough of your numbers are picked, you win. That is all there is. You will obviously amass more, if more of your numbers hit, like with lottos.

Most keno internet games allow you to purchase cards between 5c and 5 dollars, and pay out in multiples of your card value. Jackpot fortunes of up to 50 000 dollars are not uncommon.

Simple? Yeah. So there has to be a problem? Absolutely. The house edge with Keno is 30% or more, the WORST of any internet casino game. The expectation of hitting a number is 0.25percent. Keno is by a big shot the awful game you might possibly play. If you want a game of speculation play slot machines.

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