• Think Long And Hard Before You Gamble on Keno

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    Keno is a game of pure luck and is very similar to Lotto games. The game was brought over to the U.S. by Chinese immigrants in the 19th century. As with lotto games, it is a dead easy to enjoy, and it is appealing as substantial fortunes are available for very tiny bets. Keno is enjoyed at lounges, clubs and civic center all over the world today. Unfortunately it shares another characteristic with lottery games – terrible expectations.

    Rationally, Keno ensconced its way into casinos on the internet as it was a simple game to build, and online casino software owners wanted to capture the giant brick and mortar Keno players online. What was even more in the favour of online casinos was that many people were accustomed to wagering on Keno on electronic screens, so the move online was less of a barrier than say with 21.

    So here is how you play Keno. You begin by appointing between four and 10 numbers from a total of 80 numbers. Each selection is referred to as a "spot". In many internet keno games, you can purchase multiple cards for the same draw, and in some games you can even pre-buy for upcoming games.

    After you have submitted your choices, 20 balls with numbers will "drop" into a capsule from a tube. If enough of your numbers are picked, you win. That simple. You will obviously amass more, if more of your spots are landed on, like with lotteries.

    Most keno online games allow you to buy tickets between 5c and 5 dollars, and pay out in multiples of your ticket value. Jackpot prizes of up to 50 000 dollars are not uncommon.

    Simple? Absolutely. So there must be a problem? Absolutely. The house advantage with Keno is 30 percent or greater, the WORST of any internet casino game. The expectation of landing on a number is 0.25percent. Keno is by a long margin the worst game you could possibly bet on. If you want a game of randomness bet on slot machines.

     June 17th, 2008  Humberto   No comments

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