Online video keno is a simple and easy to play casino game - keno is very similar to lotto - the main difference is that in keno you will know if you have won or lost just a couple of minutes after you have made a keno bet.
If you have ever played lotto - you should already be familiar with the rules of keno.
The game of keno originates from ancient China, where it was simply called the Chinese lottery. This ancient game was used to raise funds to keep the Chinese army running centuries ago. At one period of time a large part of the Chinese population refused to keep paying for the army in a regular way - through taxes - so a game very similar to keno was invented. The objective of this game was to bring in the money needed to keep the Chinese army strong so it could defeat it's enemies. Legend says that the funds raised from this game also financed the construction of the Great Wall Of China. What a story for a simple casino game!
Today keno can also be played at most online casinos - and the rules are very simple:
In online keno you simply pick from 1 to 15 numbers out of the 80 numbers available on the board.
Then random winning numbers will be drawn.
The objective for you is to have picked as many of the drawn numbers as possible.
If you manage to have picked 15 winning numbers - you win the jackpot. There are also smaller prizes if you have picked less then all correct numbers - just like in a lottery.
You don't have to pick 15 numbers - you can also just pick a single number or 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 -6 -7 -8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12 - 13 or 14 numbers. But normally you can only win the big jackpot if you pick 15 numbers.
Just like the lottery, online keno is one of the worst games to play in terms of house advantage. This is a real money maker for the casinos. The casinos edge in keno can be as high as 20-30%. However, if you're a real lottery and keno fan like my mom and dad, then you should at least get the most bang for your buck. Make sure you get a casino bonus when you sign up for a online casino, and also look for casinos that have ongoing bonuses and other comps - this will help to even out the house edge.