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In Land based casinos players will often play keno to relax, enjoy free drinks, and spread out there money, with the hope of hitting a big return. This article will fill you in on how to enjoy keno in a live or online casino.

Keno draws similarities to bingo in that you have a card and you mark numbers. However, a keno card consists of 80 spots arranged in 8 rows of ten and you mark 1-20 numbers.

After the 20 numbers are drawn, winning tickets are paid according to a table that varies from casino to casino. For example, a four-spot ticket with $1 wagered might return the $1 if two numbers hit, get you $5 if three numbers hit, and pay $120 if all four hit. At another casino, the three-number hit might pay $6 and all four $125, and in another the payoffs might be a lower $5 for the 3-number-hit and $110 for the 4-number-hit. There iss quite a bit of variation but paybacks generally range from around 70-80%. Also note that generally, online payouts are better than live keno ones.

Straight Ticket: The Simplest way to play keno is with a straight ticket. How it works is you You select 1-15 numbers and depending on the online casino you can purchase a selection for as little as 5 cents to $1.50. Straight tickets are the easiest to mark, the easiest to write and the easiest to calculate.

20 Spot Ticket: This ticket lets players pick up to twenty numbers. Giving fantastic payouts for hitting more than fifteen numbers, a 20-spot ticket is just like a straight ticket but with significantly worse odds of winning.

Split Ticket: When you wish to write two or more straight tickets at one time using one keno blank, the simplest way to accomplish this is with a split ticket. A Split ticket consists of two or more groups of numbers, separated from each other in some way. In live keno you either draw a line or circle the groups, but in online keno the software will take care of that for you.

Way Ticket: A way ticket is a more complex split ticket marked with at least three equal groups of numbers, each group combining with the other groups to form several straight ticket combination's. Way tickets give you more combination's to win.

King Ticket: A king ticket is any ticket that contains a single circled number.

Multi-Game Ticket: This keno variation lets players use the same ticket for consecutive games. Depending on which casino you're playing at, this can range from 2 to 1,000 consecutive games.

Many keno games offer progressive jackpots at higher levels. Sometimes the progressive jackpot gets high enough that the house is actually offering more than 100% payback. At a certain point in the jackpot a player will actually gain an advantage on the game.

Keno is a pure gambling game with a gigantic house advantage, therefore the only strategy to increase your chances of winning are to find the best bonuses and payout structures offered.

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