How to Play Keno
Like we mentioned above, one of the reasons online keno is so popular is because of its simple rules – keno is approximately halfway between the lottery and bingo.
Simply put, your goal is to choose the winning numbers from a field of 80 total options.
Here’s what a game of online keno looks like, in three easy steps:
- Each player chooses their numbers (from the field, typically 1-80), the number of games they want to play, and their wager size
- The online casino’s random number generator (RNG) will select numbers, one at a time, until they have selected a total of 20 numbers
- For each correct number you selected (known in keno as a “catch”), you will be paid out.
Online Keno Odds
It’s important to remember that keno is purely a game of chance, and the odds reflect that. As we mentioned, casinos use a random number generator for online keno, so your odds will be the same regardless of which numbers you pick.
Fun fact: the odds of choosing all 20 numbers correctly are 1 in 1 in 3,535,316,142,212,174,320.
As you can expect, these high odds are reflected in the house edge, which can be as high as 35% for online keno.