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A UK Players Guide to Keno at Bet365 Games


Although it isn’t a massively popular game for UK-based players, Keno has been hugely popular in the United States for many years, particularly in Las Vegas and Atlantic City. No doubt many people in the UK will have seen Keno in their online casino and certainly bet365 offers a version of the game on their bet365 Games site.

So, what is it about this number game that is so enjoyable? Is it worth playing? What are your chances of winning at Keno compared to say, a slot game or a game of blackjack or roulette? In this article, we are going to explain a little more about the game in the hope that it may persuade you to give it a try.

If you fancy trying your hand at Keno then the best place to head is bet365 Games. The site offers a really easy to follow version of Keno that is ideal for UK players to get to grips with the game, at an affordable bet level, with bets starting at just £0.50 per game. If you fancy signing up, you can get the latest bet365 New Player Bonus on the Games site which will offer you a good value bonus when you sign up.

Of course, American-based players are more au-fait with Keno having played it for considerably longer and if you are in Pennsylvania then you can now enjoy online casino games, sports betting and poker thanks to the new state laws that have recently come into force. Get the latest playsugarhouse bonus code information by following the link to get all the details on the new site PlaySugarHouse.com, which offers a poker room, sports betting and now an online casino too.

Let’s now get down to the nitty gritty by explaining exactly what Keno is for any UK-based player that hasn’t yet played the game.

What is Keno and how does it work?

If you are at least familiar with the concept of bingo, one of the most popular games in the UK, then Keno is essentially a very similar type of game, only in Keno, you get to choose your numbers before you play and the game runs a lot more quickly than a traditional game of bingo.

Keno is essentially a game of matching numbers, the more numbers you match out of your selection, then the more money you will win, or if you don’t match any numbers at all, you can also win some cash. You only win cash if you land above a certain number of matched numbers in a game (in Keno on bet365 Games, this is four matched numbers).

The process for a game of Keno is follows:

  • Decide on the size of the bet you want to place on the game. At bet365 Games version of the game, you can bet from £0.50 up to £50.00 per game, though if you are a novice on the game, I would start out betting the lower amounts until you are confident as to how the game plays.
  • Once you have decided on the size of your bet, you can then select up to 15 numbers from the grid listed. In this version of the game, there are 80 numbers in total on screen. Once you have selected your numbers, you will then be able to move onto the next stage of the process. There are no regulations in place about which numbers you can select, you can elect to pick numbers 1-15 if you so wish, or 15 entirely random numbers, or some of your lucky numbers. Whatever numbers you select and the amount you select is up to you.
  • With all your numbers selected you can then click on the Draw button. This initiates the draw in the game. At this point a total of 20 balls from the 80 numbers in the game are drawn randomly from the machine. As each ball is drawn, it is highlighted on the game board and if a ball is drawn that matches your number, the game will register this and make a sound.
  • The draw continues until all 20 balls have been drawn and then your selection of numbers is compared to the Paytable to see how much, if anything, you have won based on the number of numbers that you selected that were ‘hit’ in the draw.

The Paytable

In the bet365 Games version of the game, the Paytable offers a range of wins as follows (based on a £1 stake in a game where a player has selected the maximum 15 balls).

  • 0 numbers hit – £5
  • 1, 2 or 3 numbers hit – No prize awarded
  • 4 numbers hit – £1
  • 5 numbers hit – £1.50
  • 6 numbers hit – £2
  • 7 numbers hit – £4
  • 8 numbers hit – £8
  • 9 numbers hit – £25
  • 10 numbers hit – £50
  • 11 numbers hit – £500
  • 12 numbers hit – £1,500
  • 13 numbers hit – £3,000
  • 14 numbers hit – £4,000
  • 15 numbers hit – £5,000

The prizes era scalable based on your bet size, so if you bet £0.50, then the prizes shown above are halved and if you me bet the maximum £50, then each of the pay outs above would be 50x the stated value. Also, the number of balls you select influences the size of the prize on offer for each selection. Fewer numbers selected tend to offer smaller prizes.

What is great about Keno is that you can adjust the game speed to suit how you want to play. It is a much faster game than Bingo anyway, but you can also make the draw much faster by adjusting the game speed, which allows you to play more games in a shorter amount of time.

If you don’t want to select your numbers, you can also use the Random button and the software will randomly select 15 numbers from you from the selection on screen. If you have made a selection of numbers that you don’t wish to play, or if a game finishes and you want to select a new set of numbers, simply click the Clear button to remove all the numbers selected.

Will I enjoy Keno?

If you enjoy games like Bingo, Slingo or similar, then Keno is definitely a game you should take a closer look at. It does have some benefits over those games, being able to be played much more quickly and often it can be considerably cheaper per game than some games of bingo you can find online (and especially if you visit bingo halls in your local area).

What are my Chances of winning at Keno?

Keno is a deceptively simple game, but unfortunately it is one of the games that doesn’t have a particularly good value for players in terms of their chances of success. Keno does come with a significant advantage for the house, perhaps more so than many other types of casino games. This can be off-putting for players, but in truth Keno offers no lesser chance of success than playing some slot games, and these are still very popular with players.

So Keno isn’t a game for someone seeking to try and win big money from the casino, but if you are a fan of number games, bingo or similar and fancy trying something new and different then Keno at bet365 Games is well worth a closer look.