Keno is a game of pure luck and is very close to lottery games. The game was brought over to the US by Chinese expatriates in the 19th century. As with lotto games, it is an absolutely simple to play, and it is attractive as big fortunes are available for very little wagers. Keno is played at bars, clubs and community centers all over the planet today. Unfortunately it shares another weak point with lotto games – horrid odds.

Logically, Keno happen upon its way into internet casinos as it was a simple game to establish, and casino operators wanted to catch the big brick and mortar Keno players on the internet. What was even more in the favor of online casinos was that many people were accustomed to gambling on Keno on video screens, so the move online was less of a problem than say with 21.

So here is how you enjoy Keno. You start off by choosing between four and ten numbers from a total of eighty numbers. Each choice is referred to as a "spot". In many internet keno games, you can purchase many cards for the same draw, and in some games you can even pre-buy for games in the future.

After you have submitted your choices, twenty numbered balls will "drop" into a hopper from a tube. If enough of your numbers are drawn, you win. That simple. You will obviously come away with more, if more of your spots appear, like with lottos.

Most online keno games allow you to buy cards between five cents and $5, and pay out in multiples of your ticket value. Jackpot prizes of up to 50,000 dollars are not uncommon.

Simple? Yeah. So there should be a catch? Absolutely. The house edge with Keno is 30 percent or greater, the WORST of any internet casino game. The chances of landing on a number is 0.25%. Keno is by a long margin the awful game you can possibly wager on. If you want a game of chance wager on slots.