is one of the oldest lottery/gambling games around today.
First introduced in China around 200 B.C., Keno originated
as a way of raising money for Cheung Leung's army during
a years-long war. This was a success, and Keno then spread
throughout China, where it was used to help fund the construction
of the Great Wall.
is a simple game, instantly familiar to anyone who has played
a state lottery game. Players mark anywhere from 1 to 20
spots on a ticket, out of 80 possible choices. A machine
of some sort selects 20 balls, out of a total of 80. Players
win if enough of their choices match the balls drawn. With
online Keno, of course, there is no ball cage or even a physical
ticket - it is all done by computer.
offers better odds and more frequent games than a traditional
lottery, but the house advantage is upwards of 30 percent.
Almost every winning combination for Keno offers at least
10:1 odds and most are in the 100:1 and up range.