Online Keno Quick tips and short cuts to improve your chances of winning
Keno is one of the most played games at clubs and casinos around the word. And it is also gaining a lot of traction online. Unlike lottery games, which can take up to weeks of marketing promotion before the numbers are drawn, Keno is relatively rapid in comparison with only minutes between rounds.
Whether you are just starting out, or an experience online casino game player, it’s always to good to seek ways of improving your playing experience.
In this article, we look at quick tips and short cuts that you can use online to improve your chances of winning.
Be familiar with the Odds
Online keno is a game that requires the player to choose several numbers that they think will be drawn from a pool of numbers. The pool of numbers traditionally ranges from 1 to 80 (other variations have been created, with differing number ranges, however in this article we will keep with discussing the traditional keno).
From the pool of numbers that range from 1 to 80, 20 numbers of drawn randomly. Online Keno uses the logic of Random Number Generators to draw the 20 numbers. It’s an interesting logic to understand, which is explained in another article on GambleDex. Click here, if you want to learn more.
After the 20 numbers have been drawn, the numbers that the player chose before the game started, is compared to the 20 drawn. If a particular number are the same, the player then wins. The amount of winnings is dependent on how many numbers were chosen correctly.
Let’s begin with understanding the odds of winning the biggest jackpot of all in keno, which is correctly selecting the entire 20 numbers drawn from the pool.
In order to win the biggest possible jackpot, 20 out of 20, the odds are an astronomical 1 in 3,500,000,000,000,000,000. To be honest, I don’t even know how to say this number – perhaps trillion of trillions. The odds are near impossible to attain the biggest winning amount.
Most players, therefore tend to pick a smaller selection of numbers say like 5 to 8 numbers. The odds of winning on a smaller selection significantly reduces to the billions, which is still extremely difficult to obtain, but further likely than selecting the full 20 numbers.
Commonly drawn Keno numbers
Out of the 80 numbers that 20 numbers are randomly chosen from, there really isn’t much of a difference in numbers being drawn more often than others. However, there are five numbers that do appear more often – 4, 8, 23, 25 and 69. These five numbers appear 0.01 to 0.02% more often than the others, however, it’s not significant.
Some players like to use “hot” numbers and avoid the cold. Hot numbers can best described as the most recent common numbers drawn, i.e. they are trending up. In the minds of players that choose hot numbers, they believe that the numbers have a higher chance of being selected again. Cold numbers are therefore numbers that have not be chosen in recent keno online games. Players avoid cold numbers, because they believe the odds of them being selected are low.
Timing between rounds
One of the best gambling hacks that extends to all casino games, including online keno, is to extend the time of going through rounds. This is an easy tip that can be used by any player. Quite simply, the more time a player spends while playing a round or in between rounds, the longer his bank roll will last. It’s simple and easy to understand.
With the odds falling in favor of the online casino, it’s only natural that the slower the game play is, the longer the bank roll will last.
Entertainment between rounds
Before keno went online, land base casino at casinos or pubs and clubs were played with a group of friends and was entered into between drinks or as part of socializing. When playing online keno, the speed of the rounds can be a lot faster. It is therefore important to slow down playing through the interaction of other activities co-mingled with playing online keno. This may be through having a drink with friends, perhaps watching tv in between rounds or even simply making lunch or dinner. The point being made is, intersperse between online keno rounds, other activities. This will help extend the bank roll.
Keep Wagers to a Minimum
Online keno (and land based keno) can accept a wide range of wagering amounts. The largest wager can go into the hundreds. In our tips and tricks for online keno, we strongly recommend wagering near to the lowest permitted amount. Again, with the goal of extending the bank roll, with a lower amount wagered, the bank roll can be lengthened. And through lengthening the bank roll, more play time can be achieved.
Given that the odds are very low in winning Keno (though not impossible), the safest betting option is to play the minimum.
There are many quick tips, short cuts and hacks for playing keno. In our article we have listed a few that are easy to learn and to implement. Online keno is a fun game to play, and many are turning to online casino games in general given the recent events in 2020. Whether you are new to the world of online keno, or are an experienced player, we hope you can use these tips.
Good luck and enjoy!