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HISTORY
Video Keno is an electronic version of live Keno. Keno is a lottery-type numbers game that came to us from ancient China. The original game involved the selection of Chinese characters instead of numbers. The characters displayed on the original Keno game told a story and were not random. Today's Keno, both live and video versions, is a popular casino game in which players bet on the outcome of numbers randomly selected from a pool.

OBJECT
The object of Keno is to accurately predict the outcome of 10 numbers randomly selected from a pool of 80.
OVERVIEW
Keno is a very simple game to play. You start by picking 1-10 numbers you predict will be randomly selected out of 80 numbers. Place your bet and activate a play button. The game will randomly select 20 numbers. The number of picks you make will determine the minimum number of "hits" needed to get paid. See Minimum Hits Needed. According to this chart, if your numbers are in the group of randomly selected numbers, you win!
GAME RULES
  • Select 1-10 numbers (picks) per game.
  • Play 1, 5 or 10 games. When playing 5 or 10 games, your numbers stay the same throughout all the games played in the series of 5 or 10. After each individual game, or at the end of a 5 or 10 game series, you can change your numbers.
  • Payout schedules are displayed on the game and change according to the number of picks you make and the amount you bet.
  • To get paid, the minimum number of hits needed out of the 20 numbers drawn depends on how many picks you make.
Number of PicksMinimum Hits Needed
11
22
32
42
53
63
73
85
94
105
GAME CONDITIONS
  • Coin denominations are 25, $1, $2, and $5.
  • Minimum bet is one coin.
  • Maximum bet is five coins.
  • Payout schedules display currency and not credits.
  • Only Play buttons you have enough credits to play with will illuminate.
PLAYING THE GAME
To play the game, select the denomination of coin you want to play and insert currency into the machine. The details of selecting a coin denomination and inserting currency can be read in Selecting a Denomination and Inserting Currency. It is strongly recommended that you read these Common Factors before playing.

The next step should be to place your bet. It is recommended that you place your bet before making your number selections so that the payout schedule displays your payout according to your current bet. You can bet from one to five coins in Keno. Left-click the Bet One button to place a bet in increments of one credit at a time or, to bet five coins, left-click the Bet Max button. Now make your picks by left-clicking on the numbers you want to play. The numbers you left-click will turn yellow. To de-select a number, left-click on the number again.

To start the random number selection process, left-click on a Play button. Remember, you can play 1, 5 or 10 games. The 20 randomly drawn numbers will display in a red circle. If enough of your picks are included in the 20 randomly drawn numbers you will be paid according the payout schedule. Place another bet to play again.

KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS FOR KENO

ActionResult
EnterPlays one game
Up ArrowInserts $100 into machine
Down ArrowCashes out
+Increases coin denomination
-Decreases coin denomination
InsertRepeats last bet and numbers and plays one game
EndInserts one coin



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