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Keno Game: The Best Tips and Tricks for Picking the Right Numbers

There are a wide variety of keno paytables depending on the casino, usually with a larger "house edge" than other games, ranging from less than 4 percent[1] to over 35 percent[2] in online play, and 20-40% in in-person casinos.[3] By way of comparison, the typical house edge for non-slot casino games is under 5%.[4]

The word "keno" has French or Latin roots (Fr. quine "five winning numbers", L. quini "five each"), but by all accounts the game originated in China. Legend has it that the invention of the game saved an ancient city in time of war, and its widespread popularity helped raise funds to build the Great Wall of China. In modern China, the idea of using lotteries to fund a public institution was not accepted before the late 19th century.[5]

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Chinese lottery is not documented before 1847, when the Portuguese government of Macao decided to grant a licence to lottery operators. According to some, results of keno games in great cities were sent to outlying villages and hamlets by carrier pigeons, resulting in its Chinese name 白鸽票 báigē piào, with the literal reading "white dove tickets" in Mandarin, but in Southern varieties of Chinese spoken in Guangdong simply meaning "pigeon tickets",[6] and pronounced baak6-gaap3-piu3 in Cantonese (on which the Western spelling 'pak-ah-pu' / 'pakapoo' was based).

The Chinese played the game using sheets printed with Chinese characters, often the first 80 characters of the Thousand Character Classic, from which the winning characters were selected.[7][8] Eventually, Chinese immigrants introduced keno to the West when they sailed across the Pacific Ocean to work on construction of the First transcontinental railroad in the 19th century,[9] where the name was Westernized into boc hop bu[8] and puck-apu.[7] There were also other, earlier games called Keno, but these were played in the same way as the game now known as "Bingo", not the modern game of Keno (for example, see an example from 1866 in Houston, Texas [10]).

Lots of ways to play, lots of ways to win! A win occurs when some or all of your numbers (spots) are matched by the computer. And, it is even possible to win a cash prize if none of your numbers are drawn (see 10-spot and 9-spot games).

You can increase your win by increasing your wager amount. Matches and prize valuesshown below are based on $1 play. If you spend $2, you will double your winnings, if you spend $3, you will triple your prize. All the way up to ten times! $100,000 is the maximum prize per game without the BONUS MULTIPLIER.

You do not have to wait to cash in a winning KENO ticket when you play in advance. To claim your prize, present your ticket to any Lottery Retailer. They will cash your ticket, and give you an Exchange Ticket in place of your original ticket. Your Exchange Ticket will be valid for the remaining number of games.

KENO is a draw game that gives players the opportunity to win every few minutes. Players choose anywhere from 1 to 10 numbers out of a pool of 80 numbers, then watch the drawing on TV monitors within Ohio at over 1,400 KENO establishments, or on their mobile devices with the Ohio Lottery app.

KENO tickets can be cancelled, prior to the draw. The draw number on the ticket indicates the drawing for that wager. KENO tickets cannot be cancelled during terminal-generated promotions that include the KENO game.

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Keno is a casino game that is similar to a lottery. Players choose numbers ranging from 1 through to (usually) 80. After all players in the game have selected their numbers, then 20 numbers are drawn randomly. This is done using a machine similar to bingo or a lottery or a random number generator. You win by matching as many numbers as possible, and your payout will depend on the wager you made.

Although the game itself has French and Latin roots, the original version is said to have originated in China. The originalname was loosely translated as 'pigeon tickets' or pak-ah-pu in Western spelling. By the time the game had crossed the Pacific to the US in the 19th century, it had evolved to boc hop bu and puck-apu, which were then Anglicised to Keno not long after.

Official winning numbers are those selected in the respective drawings and recorded. If you have questions about winning numbers, contact the Lottery at 401-463-6500 or visit your nearest Lottery Retailer for the official winning numbers and game information. In the event of a discrepancy between the official winning numbers and the winning numbers identified herein, the official winning numbers shall prevail.

This website,, is the official website of the Rhode Island Lottery. It is UNLAWFUL for anyone under the age of 18 to play the Lottery. Although every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the winning numbers information on this website, mistakes can occur. If you have questions about winning numbers, contact the Lottery at 1-401-463-6500 or visit your nearest Lottery Retailer for the official winning numbers and game information.

Casino Fandango has redefined gaming in Carson City, Nevada with a wide variety of slot machines, table games, a newly remodeled sports book, award-winning restaurants and bars including Duke's Steak House, Ti Amo Italian Grille, Craft 55, Shinsen Sushi and the Palm Court Grill, meeting and event space, a movie theater multiplex, and a Courtyard by Marriott hotel.

The Winning Combinations reports show you which 20 numbers were drawn in every keno game every day of the previous week at each of our four live ball draw locations. The Ball Draw Frequency reports analyze that information for you, making it easy to see which numbers were drawn most often last week at each location.

The second is for those who are going big. For 10-, 11- and 12-spot games, the state has a cap on the total payout. So even if you somehow hit all of your numbers, if too many other people do as well, you might not win the full amount.

Keno is a simple casino game where picking your favorites can win you a fortune! The Keno Lounge at Casino Arizona caters to the avid player and offers ongoing promotions and tournaments, making it a win-win.

STEP 3: When the game begins, the numbers light up on the Keno boards. Watch for your numbers and then see the pay lines on the following pages to determine winnings. Friendly Keno team members are also available to assist.

The minimum wager on a straight ticket is $0.25 with a four (4) game minimum.To learn more about cost and payoffs of various tickets, visit the Keno Lounge to speak with one of our friendly team members or to review the information charts in the available keno brochures.

Keno is offered in the Keno Lounges, on the casino floor, inside many of our restaurants and at our cafes. If you are a guest staying at Talking Stick Resort, you can also tune in to view live games from the comfort of your room.

KENO SPINIf you played KENO with SPIN, find your base KENO prize, then find the prize associated with the SPIN number. EXAMPLE: The prize for matching 7 numbers on an 8 spot game is $500, if the SPIN number is 10, the total prize is $5,000.

Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of information contained on this website. This website, however, is not the final authority on winning numbers, prizes, games, or other information. Winning numbers are not official until validated by the DC Lottery and its independent auditors. All winning tickets must be validated by the DC Lottery before prizes will be paid. You must be 18 years of age or older to play the games of the DC Lottery.

It's a roulette-style game called "The Wheel of Luck" - and it will be available on monitors between Keno games at Lottery retailers across the state starting January 19. It replaces "All or Nothing," which was retired after more than six years on Wednesday.

"Launching new games and offering customers a variety of products are important to the Lottery's success," said Mark William Bracken, the interim executive director of the Lottery, in a statement. "We tested numerous concepts with players and retailers over the last several years and this game proved to be the most popular for its familiarity and ease of play."

Players can wager $1, $2 or $5 on a number to win $25, $50 or $125, respectively. The odds of selecting the winning number in a game are 1 in 36. Players can wager $2, $4 or $10 each on red/black and odd/even to win $3, $6 or $15, respectively. The odds of winning red/black and odd/even wagers are both 1 in 2.

Back in November, Bracken told the State House News Service that he's "very concerned" about slumping scratch ticket and Keno sales. While sales of national games like Powerball and Mega Millions have been strong, sales are slipping among games the state Lottery has control over.

In playing this Game, the player acknowledges that the Game is a game of chance; the outcome of a play in the Game is determined by the system at the point of purchase and is not affected by the skill or judgment of the player.

In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency among the display of the game results, the Game Rules, the iLottery Terms of Use, and any other information issued by the Kentucky Lottery with respect to this Game, the Game Rules will prevail.


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