Keno is a game of pure luck and is very similar to Lotto games. The game was brought to the U.S. by Chinese newcomers in the nineteenth century. As with lotto games, it is a dead easy to play, and it is appealing as big fortunes are offered for very small wagers. Keno is played at saloons, clubs and recreation center all over the planet today. Unfortunately it shares another characteristic with lotto games – horrible expectations.

Rationally, Keno happen upon its way into online casinos as it was an easy game to establish, and internet casino software operators wanted to benefit from the large brick and mortar Keno players online. What was even more in the favor of internet casinos was that many gamblers were accustomed to betting on Keno on video terminals, so the move on to the internet was less of a hurdle than say with chemin de fer.

So here is how you enjoy Keno. You begin by choosing between 4 and 10 numbers from a total of 80 numbers. Each choice is describe as a "spot". In many online keno games, you can buy countless cards for the same draw, and in a few games you can even pre purchase for upcoming games.

Once you have submitted your choices, 20 numbered balls will "drop" into a capsule from a barrel. If enough of your numbers are drawn, you win. That simple. You will obviously come away with more, if more of your spots surface, like with lottos.

Most keno internet games allow you to purchase cards between 5c and $5, and pay out in multiples of your card value. Jackpot fortunes of up to $50,000 are not uncommon.

Simple? Absolutely. So there has to be a problem? Yes. The house edge with Keno is thirty percent or greater, the WORST of any online casino game. The odds of hitting a number is 0.25%. Keno is by a long margin the worst game you can possibly wager on. If you want a game of randomness gamble on slot machines.