October 1, 2020
Keno Betting Odds

Keno Betting Odds

Some Tips In Keno Betting

Keno is one game that is definitely fun to play, especially when one wins it big. It is also a very addicting game to get into. But in order to really be able to cash in on the game, you must know how to bet properly on the game. Here are some tips and tricks that you can use in filling your keno game cards.

One thing to remember when using these suggestions is that these are only meant to increase your chances in the game and should not be used as a long term strategy. Considering the probabilities associated with the game, no strategy can be really devised that can beat the game and give a long term winning streak to the player.

Use many betting combinations

Instead of trying to win big by going for the major combinations, you can play the smaller combinations. This way you can ensure that your bets will not be depleted immediately while slowly increasing your winnings.

You can further increase your chances on the small bets by playing many combinations. These combinations offer a wider variety of play that you can find useful in as many different ways. The different combinations that you can play are already shown in the side of the ticket, or in case of online keno, can be easily clicked on screen.

One combination that you can play is the “2/3 1/6” game, also called the way ticket. In here, you mark the appropriate box on then mark six numbers on the card. You the encircle an additional two groups of three numbers each. The bet on these combinations is $3 and you divide it evenly on the three combinations, a dollar for each one. This way you can increase your chance in the draw.

Another way that you can use to boost your odds is by using a king. A king is basically any number that is encircled alone in a card. This number can then be used on all the combinations that are then played on the card. This way, you can be assured of winning many combinations as long as these have the king.

How much to bet in Keno

As have been said before, it would be very unlikely to get the jackpot in one shot. So rather than trying to win it by placing several large bets, you can play smaller bets on the game. One easy way that you can increase your winnings is by playing progressive jackpot. In this play, the jackpot is increased after each draw as more people play.

One thing good about playing in progressive jackpots in keno is that the house edge actually decreases over time. This means that for the succeeding draws, you can gen higher and higher chances of winning. In some cases, the jackpots in some casinos have gotten so big that players can expect a hundred percent return on their bets.

For those who want to get even more cash from the game, it would be better to go casino hopping instead of sticking to one joint. Casinos offer differing pays on the game, so players can compare their tables and chose the ones with the highest returns. This way, you can be sure to get a good deal even with the same starting bet.

Keno Catch Wins

Keno Catches

Explanation of keno catches and what they mean.

In the game of keno a ‘catch’ is when one of your numbers is picked in the draw. If you ‘catch 5’ it means that 5 of your numbers were picked.

Winning keno catches

The keno payout schedule shows what you would win for each number of catches. For instance here is a payout schedule for a 6-spot game (ie a game in which you have chosen 6 numbers). Note that win nothing for 1 or 2 catches:

Catch play $1 play $2  play $5 
3 $1 $2 $5
 4  $8  $16  $40
 5  $50  $100  $250
 6  $1500  $3000  $7500

Occasionally you will find special “Catch All” pay schedules. In these games you are betting that you will catch all the numbers that you selected. You will be paid only if all the numbers you chose show up. You can also use the term in a more general way to denote winning; ‘catch a big jackpot in keno‘.

Keno Combination Tickets

Keno Combination Tickets

‘Combination Tickets’ are a special type of keno ticket. Here are a few tips on how to use the.

As the name suggests, keno combination tickets combine a number of different selections on the same ticket. For instance, with combination tickets you may pick a 3-Spot (ie a set of 3 numbers) and a 5-Spot (5 numbers) for the same draw. Instead of filling in two separate tickets you can show them on the same one.

How to Mark a Combination Ticket

To do this you simply mark all 8 numbers as normal, then indicate clearly that they are to be divided into two groups. You could do this by drawing a line round the numbers in each group, or putting a thick line through the grid so that you have 3 numbers on one side and 5 on the other.

Then you show your choice by completing your keno card as in this example:

Some keno tickets don’t have specific boxes to show the numbers of ways you are playing. In this case just write the information the boxes. Then you show your choice by writing on the card:

keno combination ticket

Arcade Video Keno

Video Keno Games

Video Keno games allow you to play individually against the machine.  Here are a few tips on how to play video keno at an arcade.

How to play Video Keno:

  • Feed your coins or chips into the slot.
  • The machine will ask you to indicate your chosen numbers.
  • It then carries out a random ‘draw’, just as in the live game.
  • It will then calculate your winnings for you and show them as a credit on the screen.
  • You can choose to use your winnings to play further games or press the payout button to collect.

Why Play Video Keno?

Many people prefer Video Keno to the live multiplayer game because;

  • The return rate on Video Keno is much higher. The odds of your numbers being drawn are still the same, but the payout schedule tends to be much more favourable. You can usually expect at least an 85% return rather than the 70% typically found in live Keno. Many online video keno games have an expected payback of well over 90%.
  • Video games often allow smaller bets than the live version. Some have minimum bets as low as 5c a game.
  • You can play at your own pace, so it makes for a faster game as you’re not waiting for other players to place their bets.

All the online casino Keno games are based on Video Keno. They offer all the advantages of a real Video Keno machine, plus you can set the game to play either Free or for Cash.

Find out more

The best way to learn how to play video keno is to try out some games:

Keno Bets Guide

Bets in Keno

A Guide to the Most Common Special Keno Bets

Keno is a game of eighty numbers drawn at random from a lottery like tumbler machine. Almost every live casino offers Keno gambling to its patrons. The game is played via keno boards throughout the casino. A player marks a Keno ticket with a crayon and turns it in with his bet. The player gets back a similar ticket from the Keno runner or from the house teller that shows the numbers the player picked and the amount of the bet. This is proof of the bet and when it wins is used to collect on the ticket. That is the basic rules for the simple Keno bet.

The combination bet

There are many combinations of Keno bets that a player can play on one ticket. For example, a player could play an eight spot ticket and 4 two spot tickets on the same ticket. They could also play the four corners, which is simply the four numbers found in the corners of the printed ticket. Another combination could be the eight spot and each number played individually. The combinations are limited only by the imagination of the players.

Auto-betting in Keno

Many players when they go to dinner play a ticket, which repeats for the next five to eight games. In this way they do not miss a play while eating. Nothing would make a dinner lose its flavor faster than watch your eight spot come up while eating and not have a wager on the game.

Poker bet

The Keno runners can be found throughout the casino to take wagers from players who are gambling at another game like poker or craps or roulette. Poker room’s players seem to have a real fondness for Keno. They make their bet out of their stack and if they are winning at poker it seems like a free bet.

Horseracing Keno

The race book is another area of the casino that the Keno runners seem to get a lot of play. Serious horseplayers consider handicapping a skill rather than gambling and they take a small flyer playing a dollar Keno ticket for fun.

Fad tickets in Keno

One of the other popular plays is a five spot ticket with all of the three number combinations played along with the five spot total. Fad tickets come and go in Keno. Some have a decent rational behind their play and some just come up with a name the players like. Four corners is an example of a play with a name.