Keno is a game of pure chance and is very similar to Lotto games. The game was brought over to the USA by Chinese newcomers in the 19th century. As with lottery games, it is a dead simple to play, and it is enjoyable as substantial prizes are offered for very small wagers. Keno is enjoyed at bars, clubs and community centers all over the planet today. Unfortunately it shares another weakness with lotto games – terrible odds.

Rationally, Keno found its way into internet casinos as it was an easy game to develop, and internet casino operators wanted to catch the giant land based Keno fan base online. What was even more in the favor of online casinos was that many gamblers were used to gambling on Keno on video terminals, so the move online was less of a barrier than say with vingt-et-un.

So here is how you play Keno. You start off by appointing between 4 and 10 numbers from a total of eighty numbers. Each selection is describe as a "spot". In many online keno games, you can buy countless cards for the same draw, and in a handful games you can even pre-buy for future games.

Once you have submitted your selection, twenty balls with numbers will "drop" into a capsule from a barrel. If enough of your spots are picked, you win. It is that easy. You will obviously win more, if more of your spots hit, like with lotteries.

Most online keno games allow you to purchase tickets between 5c and five dollars, and pay out in multiples of your ticket value. Jackpot fortunes of up to $50,000 are not uncommon.

Simple? Absolutely. So there has to be a catch? Yes. The gambling casino advantage with Keno is 30% or higher, the WORST of any internet casino game. The expectation of hitting a number is 0.25%. Keno is by a big margin the worst game you could possibly bet on. If you want a game of chance gamble on slot machines.