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Keno in Asia

Keno is a gambling game very similar to the lottery of modern casinos. The similarity is such that this game is also offered by some lotteries. 

This game is very popular in casinos not only in Asia, although its origin goes back to this territory. It is possible to get this game in many Las Vegas-style casinos around the world, and even in online casino platforms that decide to offer it to provide players with more variety and entertainment.

The origin of Keno dates to the Han Dynasty (206 B.C. to 220 A.D.), therefore this game is considered one of the oldest lottery games in the world. 

The reason why this game was created was because a general needed more economic resources to finance his battles, so he created this game to be able to carry out battles and protect the country, which also led to the construction of the Great Wall of China. 

The first games were more than 2000 years ago, in ancient China and then was brought to the United States in the 1840s by immigrants from China and as a result of this the game became popular worldwide.

How to play Keno?

This game is quite simple to understand, some consider it a variant of Bingo.

The first thing the player must do is select a set of numbers (from 3 to 20 numbers) from the 80 numbers on the card.

After the person selects his or her numbers, he or she takes the card to the writer to place his or her bet.

After the bet has been placed, the player should wait for the draw to be made, which is done through a random number generator or a ball machine (like bingo).

Why is Keno so Popular in Asia?

Keno is considered as one of the most popular games in this continent due to its history, having such an important origin for China makes it more relevant nowadays.

It is also considered as a simple game to play, which makes it easy for users to understand it, therefore a great part of gamblers prefer to play it and not to take more risks in games that could be more complicated.

Keno in Land Based Casinos – Asia

As explained above, this is one of the most popular games in Asia, so it is common to find it in most land based casinos in this continent. 

The experience of this game in a land based casino can vary depending on where the person plays, however, something that usually happens is that players get very involved in the physical stores due to the experience that the casinos provide.

In addition, in land based casinos the user has the opportunity to have the card with the numbers in his hand to select it, offering a unique and different experience.

Being such a popular game in Asia, casinos usually offer several Keno draws per week, so the player can evaluate which day suits them best.

Keno in Online Casinos – Asia

Due to the great demand for this game, online casinos started to add this game to their product offering, so it is not difficult to get it in online casinos, especially if they are from Asia.

There are two types of Keno games in online casinos, which are Live Keno and Online Keno.

In Online Keno the draw is usually automatic, therefore the player would know at the moment if they won or not, because the random numbers are generated instantly, which allows the user to play at least 10 rounds per minute.

Otherwise, Live Keno does not work with a random number generator but is played with a professional croupier who is in charge of drawing the numbers live through a transmission, it is an experience quite similar to the one that a person can experience in a land based casino with the difference that they do not have to leave their home to play.

Payment in Keno

Payouts in Keno are based on how many numbers the player chooses and how many of those are matched, this is multiplied by the proportion of the player’s original bet, in other words, the more numbers the player chooses that are “matched” the higher the payout.

However, there are some casinos that pay for the least amount of numbers matched, which means that they pay more if the user does not match numbers.

The probability of a player matching all 20 numbers on a single ticket is approximately 1 in 3.5 quintillion.

On the other hand, the payment methods of the casinos that offer Keno will depend on each brand, some may offer a wide variety of withdrawal methods and others may only offer cash, therefore, it is important for the user to avoid this when choosing a casino in which to play Keno, whether it is a land-based casino or a virtual one.