Keno is a game of pure speculation and is very similar to lottery games. The game was brought to the America by Chinese immigrants in the 19th century. As with lotto games, it’s a very simple to play, and it is appealing as substantial prizes are available for very small bets. Keno is played at bars, clubs and recreation center all over the world today. Unfortunately it shares another weak point with lottery games – horrid odds.

Understandably, Keno found its way into online casinos as it was an easy game to build, and casino software operators wanted to catch the big brick and mortar Keno fan base online. What was even more in the favor of casinos on the internet was that many players were used to gambling on Keno on video 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 choosing between four and 10 numbers from a total of 80 numbers. Each choice is describe as a "spot". In many internet keno games, you can purchase different cards for the same draw, and in quite a few games you can even pre purchase for games in the future.

After you have submitted your choices, twenty balls with numbers will "drop" into a hopper from a tube. If enough of your numbers are picked, you win. That is all there is. You will obviously come away with more, if more of your numbers hit, like with lottos.

Most keno internet games allow you to buy tickets between five cents and five dollars, and pay out in multiples of your ticket value. Jackpot fortunes of up to $50,000 are not uncommon.

Simple? Yes. So there has to be a problem? Yes. The casino advantage with Keno is 30 percent or higher, the WORST of any online casino game. The chances of hitting a number is 0.25%. Keno is by a wide shot the awful game you can possibly play. If you are seeking a game of speculation gamble on slot machines.