Keno is a game of pure speculation and is very close to Lotto games. The game was brought to the U.S. by Chinese migrants in the 19th century. As with lotto games, it is a very simple to play, and it is enchanting as big fortunes are offered for very small bets. Keno is enjoyed at saloons, clubs and civic center all over the world today. Unfortunately it shares another weak point with lotto games – horrendous expectations.

Logically, Keno found its way into online casinos as it was an easy game to develop, and online casino operators wanted to benefit from the giant land based Keno fan base on the internet. What was even more in the favor of casinos on the internet was that many gamblers were used to playing Keno on electronic screens, so the move online was less of a hurdle than say with blackjack.

So here is how you enjoy Keno. You begin by appointing between four and 10 numbers from a total of 80 numbers. Each choice is called a "spot". In many online keno games, you can buy different tickets for the same draw, and in a few games you can even pre-order for games in the future.

Once you have submitted your selection, twenty numbered balls will "drop" into a hopper from a barrel. If enough of your spots are drawn, you win. It is that easy. You will obviously win more, if more of your spots appear, like with lottos.

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

Easy? Yes. So there must be a problem? Yes. The casino advantage with Keno is 30% 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 atrocious game you can possibly play. If you want a game of luck play slots.