Keno is an exciting game of numbers that's easy to play. The term "keno" comes from French word, "quine" (pronounced "keen"), meaning "five winning numbers". Keno is the game to test your lucky numbers. Birth dates, anniversaries, ages, addresses, license plates, telephone numbers, time of day, room numbers, car mileage, flight numbers, sports stars, or great historical dates. The possibilities are as endless as they are fun.
You may play one game at a time or up to 1,000 games simultaneously. On any Keno game you can pick from 1 to 20 numbers and mark them on a keno ticket of 80 numbers (see below).
The player then takes the card to a keno writer and places a bet that the numbers selected will be among the 20 drawn in the next game.
After the 20 numbers are draw at random, winning tickets are paid according to a table that varies from casino to casino.
The player is paid out against his original wager based on how many numbers match the ones he marked on his ticket. For example, a four-spot ticket with $1 wagered might return the $1 if two numbers hit, bring $5 if three numbers hit, and pay $120 if all four come in. But in another casino, the three-number hit might pay $6 and all four $125, and in another the payoffs might be $5 and $110. Because of the variation, no payback percentage is common enough to be called average. Paybacks range from below 70 percent to more than 80 percent.
The object of the game of Keno is to guess which numbers will be selected
Select Your Numbers:
To play casino keno games, just "X" out any numbers you want (from one to 15) or the Special 20 spot or ask for a Quick-Pick and let the computer select your numbers.
In the box provided, just write the amount of numbers you marked. e.g. 6.
Write the amount of your wager (in the price per game box) in the upper right-hand corner of the ticket. The more you wager, the more you can win.
Present to Keno Writer:
Present your ticket with your wager to the Keno Writer.
Watch Keno Display Boards:
Twenty (20) numbers are drawn at random and are lit as winning numbers on the boards located in the Keno Lounge, and other remote locations where you can check your results.
Review the charts available at your table or Keno Lounge seat to see if won and and how much you won. Any writer or runner will be glad to check your tickets for you. Some casinos also offer keno runners for your convenience.
If your ticket is a winner, bring the ticket to the Keno Writer before the start of the next game.
At some Las Vegas casinos that offer the game of Keno, you may follow each game as it occurs and watch the results of the game on Keno boards located throughout the casino or on the TV channel in your hotel rooms.
There are 80 numbered balls in the glass bowl that are mixed by a blower, and Twenty (20) numbers are drawn at random out of the 80 possible numbers and are lit as winning numbers on the boards.
Review the charts available at your table or Keno Lounge seat to see if and how much you won. Also, any writer or runner will be glad to check your tickets.
The amount of money you can win in Keno depends upon what type of ticket you play and how many spots you catch. Casino keno players can play for $1, $2, $2.50, $5 or $10 per game, depending on what and how you would like to play.
If you don’t want to pick your own numbers, just tell the Keno Writer you want a Quick Pick, and let the computer pick the numbers for you.
All you have to do is write down how many numbers you want to play and what amount you would like to bet. Write across the face of the ticket in big letters: Q.P. and the computer will pick the numbers for you.
These days you can enjoy live Las Vegas keno action in the comfortable Keno lounge or from the comfort of your hotel room, as games are shown on in-room TV channels, allowing you to track your numbers without leaving your room!
It is your responsibility to make sure your ticket is written correctly, so check your ticket for errors before leaving the Keno counter.
Never forget to claim your prize immediately after each game.
Gaming regulations stipulate that winnings must be collected on any ticket prior to the start of the next game. If you fail to do this, you forfeit any winnings.
Keno by far is the worst game, odds wise, of any casino games. - House retains 28%.
The great news is that Keno is a dying breed in Las Vegas casinos. Live keno games is hard to find as no longer have them.
|House Advantage||For Every $100 bet, the player can expect to lose|
|Keno 1-15 Spots||25%-30%||$25 -$30|
|Video Keno||8%-15%||$8 -$15|
|Sports Betting (Bet $11/Win $10)||4.5%||$4.50|
Red Rock Resort
Features: 20-seat Keno lounge, four writer stations, automatic ball drawing, and Jumbo Keno as a linked progressive on 6, 7, 8, and 9 spot tickets. Mobile Keno writer.
Green Valley Ranch
Features: 20-seat Keno lounge, four writer stations, automatic ball drawing, and Jumbo Keno as a linked progressive on 6, 7, 8, and 9 spot tickets.
Features: 12-seat dedicated Keno Lounge. Play the traditional Gold Game or try keno in the Café daily from 9am – 4 pm. Bet just a penny per game on 1,000 game multi-race tickets when playing the Five and Dime Pay Table.
Santa Fe Station
Stations Casino keno at Santa Fe features a 20-seat keno lounge or play keno at Grand Cafe. Games start at just $1 and the largest $1 Jumbo Keno Progressive can be found at Santa Fe Station.
Winning big has never been easier at Stations Casino keno at Sunset Station
Features: 18-seat Keno lounge, or play at various locations across the casino floor. Boulder Station offer all of your favorite keno specials including Five & Dime, Perfect Three, Mega Ten, $1.25 Keno Mania, and $2 Four Spot Special.
Fiesta Henderson: Fiesta Henderson offers live keno for as little as $1 per game. Additionally, they offer free keno tournaments on Fridays and Saturdays.
Did you know...
Keno is the basis for many of the popular lotteries played throughout the world today.
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