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Keno game basics

Written by  Mansi gupta
Thursday, January 19, 2006

Out of the many popular casino games that you can lay your hand on and pray, pray hard that the luck be on your side (like horse race, poker for instance), keno is one such game that will intrigue you into its trouble-free approach. Keno is basically the game from which another widely popular game lottery has evolved. The number of casino games might be many and though poker has the most important spot in all of them, still keno has enough following to intrigue the players. The Great Wall of China might have given birth to the game, but the game has been around for almost three thousand years and that is one remarkable achievement for it.

Keno is the simplest game around to play. You have to remember the basic of the game that is to pick out four to ten numbers out of the given ninety. The numbers used to be one hundred and twenty when keno was played in china. But as the game moved from China to the United States of America it was made simpler by reducing the numbers from one twenty to ninety. It is a highly profitable game too. A dollar can win the player a prize up to $50,000. Quite a gamble...eh? Thus keno has gained immense popularity due its simplicity and the prize attached.

There are different variations of kenos developed in different parts of the world. Keno has also made it to the Internet and 'internet keno' has become a choicest game of the net and gamble freaks. Video keno is also very popular among the masses as it involves live and direct results. Keno is played in most of the casinos in United States, but as a gamble game it is not yet played in China due to the fact that in China all kinds of gambling are illegal.

The odds attached to winning keno are very low and therefore numerous techniques such as combination betting etc. have to be formulated to maximise the chance of winning. A dichotomy exists between the believers and non-believers of keno strategy. Some firmly believe that keno is played using different strategies while the other group are of an un faltering belief that keno is a game of pure chance and no technique. But the same was believed for poker too. Such thinking was proved wrong by express usage of card counting by the master players.

Keno and lotto are somewhat similar games but there are some differences that make them distinct. However, both the games are played many times at the same venues and the winning strategies are almost the same i.e. no strategies. It is a very common belief that numbers similar to those of birthday's anniversaries etc. are used. This goes on to show that the game is played on chance and thus the element of gamble remains as it is in the game.

The game is good and simple enough to be played with family thus keno has stood the test of time and competition and it is going to do so in the years to come. So say yes to KE-NO.

About the Author
Mansi gupta writes about keno game .

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