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Think Carefully Before You Play Keno

October 4th, 2023 Leave a comment Go to comments

Keno is a game of pure randomness and is very close to lottery games. The game was brought over to the U.S. by Chinese expatriates in the 19th century. As with lottery games, it’s a dead easy to enjoy, and it is endearing as large jackpots are available for very small wagers. Keno is enjoyed at saloons, clubs and civic center all over the world today. Unfortunately it shares another characteristic with lotto games – horrible expectations.

Rationally, Keno found its way into internet casinos as it was a simple game to build, and casino software owners wanted to catch the large brick and mortar Keno fan base on the internet. What was even more in the favour of online casinos was that many gamblers were used to betting on Keno on electronic terminals, so the move on to the internet was hardly a hurdle than say with blackjack.

So here is how you play Keno. You start off by appointing between four and ten numbers from a total of 80 numbers. Each choice is referred to as a "spot". In many online keno games, you can buy countless tickets for the same draw, and in a handful games you can even pre-order for games in the future.

After you have submitted your choices, 20 numbered balls will "enter" into a hopper from a barrel. If enough of your numbers are picked, you win. That’s all there is. You will obviously win more, if more of your spots come up, like with lottos.

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

Simple? Absolutely. So there should be a catch? Absolutely. The house edge with Keno is 30 percent or greater, the WORST of any internet casino game. The expectation of hitting a number is 0.25percent. Keno is by a wide margin the worst game you could possibly gamble on. If you are wanting a game of randomness bet on slots.

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