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Keno is a game of pure luck and is very similar to lottery games. The game was brought to the U.S. by Chinese immigrants in the 19th century. As with lottery games, it is an absolutely easy to play, and it is enjoyable as large fortunes are available for very tiny wagers. Keno is enjoyed at bars, clubs and civic center all over the world today. Unfortunately it shares another weak point with lotto games – horrendous expectations.

Rationally, Keno happen upon its way into online casinos as it was a simple game to build, and online casino software operators wanted to benefit from the huge brick and mortar Keno fan base on the internet. What was even more in the favor of online casinos was that many players were accustomed to wagering on Keno on video terminals, so the move on to the internet was less of a barrier than say with chemin de fer.

So here is how you play Keno. You start off by selecting between four and ten numbers from a total of 80 numbers. Each selection is describe as a "spot". In many online keno games, you can buy countless cards for the same draw, and in many games you can even pre purchase for upcoming games.

Once you have submitted your selection, 20 numbered balls will "drop" into a capsule from a tube. If enough of your spots are picked, you win. That simple. You will obviously earn more, if more of your numbers hit, like with lotteries.

Most internet keno games allow you to buy cards between 5 cents and five dollars, and pay out in multiples of your ticket value. Jackpot fortunes of up to fifty thousand dollars are not uncommon.

Simple? Yeah. So there should be a problem? Absolutely. The gambling casino edge with Keno is thirty percent or more, the WORST of any online casino game. The chances of landing on a number is 0.25%. Keno is by a long shot the worst game you can possibly wager on. If you are seeking a game of chance wager on slot machines.