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 four 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.
Online Keno Payouts
Payouts in online keno depends on a few factors: how much you wagered, how many numbers you chose to play, and how many catches (correct numbers) you had on your ticket.
While the payouts vary slightly, one thing remains the same across all casinos and game varieties: the more correct numbers you select, the higher your payout.