Keno is a game of luck based on a balldraw. It is in many ways similar to the lottery game or bingo game.
Keno was initiated in the far east long time ago and was first brought to the USA and modern world by immigrants in the late 19th century. Keno became since than a common game, mainly played in casinos.
The rules for playing this game are relatively simple (like bingo or lotto), and the idea of betting small amounts that could bring huge winnings made it very attractive for many players.
The traditional Keno game uses a so called bubble with 80 balls that are later drawn. Each ball is marked with one of the numbers from 1 to 80. Players buy Keno tickets and mark the numbers on it that they think are going to be drawn. When all wagers have been placed the balldraw begins. During the balldraw, a blower is pushing air in the bubble making the balls to move. A tube linked to the bubble will open from time to time letting each time one ball out; the ball going out is called a drawn ball. The number imprinted in each of the 20 drawn balls will be displayed and this way players can check their tickets and see if they won. The player is paid based on how many numbers he has on a ticket matched to the drawn ones, and based on each casino paytable. Casinos tend to have very different paytables for the Keno game. Click here to learn how to play keno.