Understanding Keno – Part II

KENO GAMES are fired off every few minutes, so there is no sense of urgency.  You do not have to put all your hopes and money into one draw. In fact, you can prolong the enjoyment of the game by playing for small stakes every draw.  That’s not to say you need to set your sights low, predicting a substantial amount of the 20 drawn numbers may result in infrequent returns, but it will result in the occasional ‘big win’.

Most people will tell you Keno is a skill-less game of luck but we disagree.  The laws of probability apply to this game as much as any other and when factoring in certain percentages we think some Keno players will give themselves a better chance of winning than others.

Unlike Roulette, where one spin of the wheel is totally independent to the next (or last), every numbered ball drawn from the 80 in a round of Keno has a direct result on the next number to be drawn.  And this is because the laws of averages dictates around half of the 20 drawn balls will be odd, 20 will be even. Likewise 20 will be high and 20 will be low.

You see it is fact that the probability of a low numbered ball being drawn after a series of 19 previous low numbers being drawn is around 2/1 because only 21 of the 61 balls left in the drum will be numbered below 40.  Therein sensible Keno players will try to keep their selections relatively even with an equal amount of high/low and odd/even selections, even taking five numbers from within each quarter (1-20, 21-40, 41-60, 61-80).

Keno Tips
Money Management is key to playing Keno; deciding on how much you want to wager on a game is a luxury you have.  The game (and/or online casino) cannot dictate your stakes, only the odds of reward.  Alas neither can determine the numbers which will be drawn!

Here’s a few more of our top Keno tips:

  • Play for fun on free money games to get yourself accustomed to specific Keno games/variations.
  • If you are going to play your Keno online make sure to sign-up to a respected casino which offers a great welcome bonus like William Hill.
  • Have a clear plan of what you want to achieve when playing for cash, be it a small win or major scoop.
  • Consider a staking strategy to achieve your goals.
  • Do not see a sequence of numbers and repeatedly drawn numbers as a form-guide – every draw is unique to the last.
  • Never be afraid to leave when winning and think about setting yourself time limits for your sessions.

Variations of Keno
Keno in its traditional form may well be just a lottery game but it has been ‘jazzed-up’ considerably in recent years and there are now untold variations of the game, all have been devised to enhance the player experience.  The selection is vast and with most online casinos offering something a little different to the next, it is well worth shopping around to find the game/variant that you like most.

Conclusion
A fun game, gloriously simple to play, with the potential of big returns.  That’s the best way of describing Keno, the centuries old numbers game which has evolved with subtle variations on its old theme in recent years.

Online casinos have it cracked, offering quick-play options and more favourable returns for their players.  But the fact remains the game requires no skill, just some common sense.  Therein players should not take it too seriously and primarily see Keno play as a form of entertainment with the chance of winning big.

Naturally winning is good and, like a prudent staking system, your chances of showing a profit can be boosted by a William Hill Casino New Player Welcome Offer which will give first-time customers free funds to play with.