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Keno is alike to lottery, all you need to do is to mark numbers on your keno ticket, if you get few numbers right you win. Just like a lottery ticket, the keno ticket gives you a chance to win big prizes for a small wage. The following keno guide apply both for base-land and online casinos as well.
Unlike in lottery in keno you can fill only few numbers - from one number up to the ticket's maximum allowed. Today, many online casinos offer keno games that allow you to mark more than ten numbers, which is the maximun amount of numbers allowed in many land based casinos. At our list of recommended online casinos you will be able to find ones that allow it.
Before you learn how to play keno you must know the following: the game begins you must first purchase a keno ticket, which is available in many places in every casino, if you can't find a place to purchase a ticket simply ask around.
If you sit in a keno lounge then tickets would be present on the tables, laying there waiting to be picked up. After you get a ticket, which is also considered as a Master Keno ticket, we move to the next step in our "how to play keno" guide.
According to the keno rules you must mark the numbers you picked with big X's. Casinos put forward crayons in keno lounges with no charge so don't trouble yourself with buying one in advance.
A typical ticket contains 80 number slots from 1 to 80. You may mark only one number or up to ten numbers. Some casinos offer you to mark more numbers on your keno ticket but these places are hard to find.
Once you have placed X's on your numbers you need to write how many numbers you chose on the ticket. Often keno tickets are named according to the total numbers you picked. A two number ticket is called a "Two Spots" ticket while a five-numbers is a "Five Spots" ticket.
Also write on the ticket how many games do you want to play and for every game you want to play simply pay for it, though some in some casinos the keno rules may not require this. For example: When you want to play with the same ticket five rounds in a row pay five-times the original price of the ticket. There are many casinos that offer discounts for multi-tickets.
In the suitable blank box named Price per Game or Keno Ticket Price located on the upper end of the ticket write down the price.
After filling the ticket you need to register it at the keno writer desk. The keno writer would give you back a copy ticket that provides you as a record/receipt. On your copy there would be the following details:
If you filled your ticket in the casino, but no near to the keno lounge, where the game takes place, you may give your ticket with money to a keno runner. A keno runner is a casino member of staff which is in charge on moving in the casino and taking keno tickets from guests, they also have a copy of the house's keno rules.
A keno round is called a "race" and previous to the keno race starts you be able to observe the preceding keno race's results – on the screen that shows the game (called "keno table") you can watch the called numbers, the number of the previous race, and so on.
When the keno table is blank it means that the next keno race is about to take start. Numbers would be called uninterrupted and the results would be observable on the keno table.
Notice that dissimilar to the lottery in keno you cannot cling to your winning ticket for long. If you do not maintain your prize following the keno race is done actually you give it up. On keno tickets there's the following In print: "winners are paid without delay after each race", take it seriously and claim your prize in the end of the race.
When the race is done check your ticket with a Punch Out device. This tool punches holes in keno tickets matching the winning numbers. A Punch Out makes it simple for players to supervise their tickets when they play few tickets at once.
The odds for getting right one number is 0.25% and in general the house edge of keno games is 30%. Therefore don't play Keno for money less you also enjoy from this activity. In you want to increase your odds for winning then you should play more numbers at each race.
You can either play combinations of numbers or buy more tickets in order to increase your odds for winning. The more numbers you wage on (as allowed by the house's keno rules) the more the odds are in your favor,
Josh Wilson, Editorial Staff 20/2/06