Playing keno is not that difficult. It is a bingo variant that has come over from China to Europe. The original game is played with 80 numbers of which you choose 20. After you have chosen, the balls fall in sequence. The more numbers you predict correctly with Keno, the more you win.The online casinos have taken over Keno and changed it slightly to make it even more attractive. The most fun and most played variant in online casinos is bonus keno. Here you play with 2-10 numbers and you can win jokers when a chosen number falls. 5 jokers gives you a free bonus round where the winnings are doubled! The jokers remain until you reach 5, even if you close the page or the casino and continue playing at another time.
Bonus keno also has a progressive jackpot (not in play mode) when the dropped numbers together form the letter ‘J’ as shown opposite.The jackpot is paid according to the bet level you played. If you play at the maximum bet level (5) you will receive 100% of the jackpot. At level 4 you get 80% and so 20% is deducted every bet level lower that you play.The payout when playing Keno depends on the number of numbers chosen and the number of correctly predicted numbers. For example, if you choose only 2 numbers and one of these two falls, you will get your bet back. If they both fall, you win 7x your bet. However, if you have chosen 3 numbers and they all fall, you will already win 23x your bet.
We have listed all the payouts for you in the table.To determine the best Keno strategy, we need to know the expected value of a bet. For this we determine the number of possible combinations to draw the balls. Plus we look at the payout and can then calculate how much chance we have of winning back the amount wagered, or the payout percentage. In order not to burden you with difficult calculations, we have done all this for you for bonus keno. The result can be found on the right in the table above. So it is best to play with 5 numbers. In addition, the bonus game and jackpot are not included in the table because they are variable and therefore cannot be calculated exactly. They will help the payout percentages up by about 5%. If you are also unlocking a casino bonus, it will be even more profitable to play Keno.