Keno is a very popular game of chance. For those who are not familiar with how to play Keno, the instructions are pretty much straight forward. One needs to choose up to 20 numbers from 1 to 80. A drawing machine, or a computer, will then pick 20 numbers. The winners and the corresponding prizes will be determined based on the bets placed and the total numbers matched by a player. So, in a nutshell, one can win in Keno by guessing all the 20 numbers that will be drawn.
It is important to note, however, that the rules may vary depending on where the game is being held. For instance, one casino may allow a bet that involves up to 15 numbers, or spots, while another casino may only allow up to 10 spots. Thus, this is the first bit of information that one has to learn before joining a game of Keno. In addition, there are some casinos that offer some winnings if none of the chose numbers match any of the drawn numbers. This is usually available for games that allow one to choose many spots.
Now that we have learned the basics, we can now make things a little more complicated: how to play Keno and actually win from it? If we rely on statistical analysis, we may be disappointed by the fact that it is almost impossible to match all numbers and win the jackpot. However, that does not mean that there is no way to win at least a small amount of money, or somehow increase the odds of catching a spot, or matching some of the numbers.
Most experts and Keno enthusiasts would suggest the same thing for beginners: start small. A casino may allow you to choose up to 15 spots at the same cost of choosing just 6 spots, but that does not mean that you’ll increase your chances of winning by choosing more numbers. If more spots are chosen, then that means the number of catch increases as well. And reality may be hard to handle, but as the spots increase, one’s chances of winning decreases. Thus, starting out with lesser number of spots may prove to be more worthwhile and can significantly increase one’s chances of winning.
As one gets the feel of the game, there are other techniques that can be used in order to increase one’s chances of winning. Some resort to detailed data analysis. This is only possible though if one can access the historical winning results for a certain location or casino. Several factors may affect the popularity of certain numbers in the results, but one needs to realize that the popular numbers in one casino may be the less visible numbers in another. Thus, data analysis can only be useful when analyzing the data that is coming from a single source.
It takes a lot of practice and several games before one can really learn how to play Keno and actually bring home some earnings at the end of the day. Keno is a game of chance and luck; playing the game may involve skills, but winning the game usually just involves luck.
Post time: 12-26-2016