November 18, 2019

Understanding Keno Odds

Before you start playing Keno, it is wise to know something about your chances – or odds – of winning.

Keno is pretty much a game of chance. And whilst you may win big, you should know how likely this is. So what are the odds of winning at keno?

Expected Keno Odds

The table on this page shows the percentage chances of any given keno result – that is the number of times each result is expected in every hundred keno games.

For example:

  • If you pick a 3 spot, the chances of catching all 3 numbers are 1% or 1 in 100…
  • If you pick a 4 spot, the chances of catching 3 of your keno numbers are 4%, or 4 in 100…
  • If you pick 15 numbers, the odds of getting all 15 are infinitesimal!

Of course, if you look at the schedule of any Keno game, you will soon see that the results that have a high chance of occurring have a low or zero payment attached. And those with a low probability of occurring attract the highest payouts and keno Jackpots.

The schedules for the best online Keno games are designed so that if you played long enough you should theoretically get back around 85-95% of your total stakes.

NUMBER OF SPOTS SELECTED
& CAUGHT
KENO ODDS
(% CHANCE OF THIS RESULT)

1-Spot
catch 0
catch 1

1-Spot
75%
25%
2-Spot
catch 0
catch 1
catch 2
2-Spot
56%
38%
6%
3-Spot
catch 0
catch 1
catch 2
catch 3
3-Spot
42%
43%
14%
1%
4-Spot
catch 0
catch 1
catch 2
catch 3
catch 4
4-Spot
31%
43%
21%
4%
0.3%
5-Spot
catch 0
catch 1
catch 2
catch 3
catch 4
catch 5
5-Spot
23%
41%
27%
8%
1%
0.06%
6-Spot
catch 0
catch 1
catch 2
catch 3
catch 4
catch 5
catch 6
6-Spot
17%
36%
31%
13%
3%
0.30%
0.01%
7-Spot
catch 0
catch 1
catch 2
catch 3
catch 4
catch 5
catch 6
catch 7
7-Spot
12%
32%
33%
18%
5%
1%
0.07%
0.002%
8-Spot
catch 0
catch 1
catch 2
catch 3
catch 4
catch 5
catch 6
catch 7
catch 8
8-Spot
9%
27%
33%
21%
8%
2%
0.2%
0.02%
0.0004%
9-Spot
catch 0
catch 1
catch 2
catch 3
catch 4
catch 5
catch 6
catch 7
catch 8
catch 9
9-Spot
6%
22%
32%
25%
11%
3%
1%
0.06%
0.003%
0.0000007%
10-Spot
catch 0
catch 1
catch 2
catch 3
catch 4
catch 5
catch 6
catch 7
catch 8
catch 9
catch 10
10-Spot
5%
18%
30%
27%
15%
5%
1%
0.2%
0.01%
0.0006%
0.0000001%
11-Spot
catch 0
catch 1
catch 2
catch 3
catch 4
catch 5
catch 6
catch 7
catch 8
catch 9
catch 10
catch 11
11-Spot
3%
14%
27%
28%
18%
7%
2%
0.4%
0.04%
0.003%
0.0001%
0.00000002%
12-Spot
catch 0
catch 1
catch 2
catch 3
catch 4
catch 5
catch 6
catch 7
catch 8
catch 9
catch 10
catch 11
catch 12
12-Spot
2%
11%
24%
28%
21%
10%
3%
0.7%
0.1%
0.01%
0.001%
0.0000002%
0.000000002%
13-Spot
catch 0
catch 1
catch 2
catch 3
catch 4
catch 5
catch 6
catch 7
catch 8
catch 9
catch 10
catch 11
catch 12
catch 13
13-Spot
2%
9%
21%
27%
23%
13%
5%
1%
0.20%
0.03%
0.002%
0.0000009%
0.00000002%
0.0000000002%
14-Spot
catch 0
catch 1
catch 2
catch 3
catch 4
catch 5
catch 6
catch 7
catch 8
catch 9
catch 10
catch 11
catch 12
catch 13
catch 14
14-Spot
1%
7%
18%
26%
24%
15%
7%
2%
0.40%
0.06%
0.006%
0.0004%
0.0000001%
0.000000003%
0.00000000003%
15-Spot
catch 0
catch 1
catch 2
catch 3
catch 4
catch 5
catch 6
catch 7
catch 8
catch 9
catch 10
catch 11
catch 12
catch 13
catch 14
catch 15
15-Spot
0.80%
5%
15%
24%
25%
18%
9%
3%
0.70%
0.10%
0.02%
0.001%
0.0000006%
0.00000002%
0.0000000004%
0.000000000002%

The best way to appreciate these odds, and how they are reflected in the payout schedules is to try a free game at one of our recommended keno sites or the free keno game on our site.

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