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Keno is recognised as an Asian style game, an Ancient Chinese Lottery style game or, more commonly, as a Numbers Game. There are several different Keno varieties and they are all really easy to learn how to play, which is why so many players enjoy playing this game. Australian players can experience online keno either in the real money mode or in the free play mode.
When the game of Keno that you want to play has finished loading, the first thing that you need to do is select how much you would like to spend per round and although the location of the player controls may vary from one Keno variety to the next, these buttons should be quite easy to find. You can generally only increase or decrease your stake using the – and + buttons.
You will also notice a huge grid of 80 individual numbers and you can select from as few as 2 numbers up to usually no more than 10 or 15 numbers. To select one of these numbers, all you need to do is click on it, and then to deselect a number you can just click on it again. Alternatively you may need to right-click on the number if you want to deselect it. If you are not happy with any of the numbers that you chose and if you want to start over, there is generally a ‘clear all’ button.
While making your picks, you should also see that the payouts will also automatically adjust to correspond with how many numbers you have selected. Your prize will be determined by how many numbers you successfully matched during the draw and by how many numbers you actually selected. The numbers that you have matched are also known as hits. As soon as you have made your picks you can then play one round, or you can autoplay somewhere between 5 and 10 rounds (using the same numbers).
When you start a new round, 20 numbers will randomly be drawn. You will then be paid accordingly based on how many hits you received. You can watch each number as it is randomly drawn and wait up to 20 seconds for a round of keno to finish, or you can hit options such as ‘turbo play’ or ‘no animations’ and this will speed up gameplay so that you get your results quicker.
If you originally selected 15 numbers from the grid but only 1 of those numbers ended up being drawn from the 20, you generally won’t receive a prize at all. You need to match at least 2 or 3 numbers to win some kind of prize when selecting all 15 numbers. If, however, you end up with 14 or 15 hits, your payout will be phenomenal.
Keno games from Microgaming and Playtech are really addictive and they are well worth checking out when visiting an online casino. You can play Keno either instantly in your browser or from within a download client at most of today’s Australian online casinos and you can also now find Progressive Jackpot Keno and Mobile Keno.