A Step-by-Step Guide to Keno

Keno is one of the easiest games to play in any casino, whether it's on land or online. Still, if you are new to the casino scene and are unfamiliar with the process of playing Keno, it can be helpful to have someone walk you through the process so you aren't confused when you enter the casino. Thus, what follows is a step-by-step guide to playing the game of Keno.

Getting Started

Once you've located the Keno lounge in a casino (or logged onto a Keno site), purchase a Keno ticket. When calculating how much you want to spend on Keno, factor in the number of games you plan to play as well as how much you want to bet on each card. (Bets are generally set at $1, $3, or $5 per ticket). Write this information on the ticket, and then select the ten to twenty numbers you want to play. Simply hand your ticket over to the desk clerk, and they'll log your information into the computer.

Wait and See

After you've submitted your ticket, you just have to wait for the winning numbers to be called. In a traditional casino, there will be large screens around the lounge area that list the randomly selected numbers called from the Keno booth, as well as the tickets that have a certain number of matches. If your ticket shows up, you can collect your winnings in the lounge.

As with most casino games, the amount of money that you win in Keno depends on the amount of money in the pot. Payouts are distributed as percentages: the more matches you have, the higher percentage of the pot you'll get.