Keno is a gambling game that is slowly gaining popularity among online casino patrons the world over. The game gives the player a chance of winning up to $100,000 with a bet as low as $1. The minor problem with the game is that the house has an edge of around 30%, so the chances of winning are necessarily low. This high house edge is because Keno is essentially a lottery game and it is impossible to predict what number the computer will draw.
The traditional version of the game features a bubble which is filled with eighty balls that each has a number ranging from 1 to 80 printed on it. When the player clicks the draw button, the machine draws out 20 balls in order. In the online version, the player receives a ticket with 80 numbers printed on it from which the player chooses 1 to 15 numbers. The computer then chooses 20 numbers randomly. The payouts are determined by how many of the computer’s numbers match with the numbers on the player’s ticket.
Since any number has an equal chance of being picked, there can be no strategy adopted to beat the system. The best advice would be to vary the number of picks on the ticket, and by this way minimizing the house’s advantage.
Author: Richard Sharp