Play Real Money Keno

Real Money Keno

For an exhilarating real money lottery game where east meets west and generous payouts meet an exhilarating game experience, enter the online casino for an engaging keno gambling adventure. Throughout the world millions of gamblers have found that, when they play keno for real money, they enjoy a quick game of chance in which they can determine their win within seconds. You don’t have to wait for all the reels to stop spinning or all the cards to be dealt – pick your numbers, spin the ball and, instantly, you’ll determine the level of your success.

Keno Crossword Puzzle

Fancy yourself a Keno Pro? Take our Keno Crossword challenge - finish our crossword below successfully and you'll be treated with a special bonus to play Keno for real at one of our casinos. Click on the number in the puzzle, and the corresponding clue will be bolded. Type in your answer, and move on to the next clue. When you've filled in the crossword puzzle correctly, it will turn to GREEN - and you'll get your prize!

Keno isn't a new game; it's been popular for thousands of years. Keno is believed to have originated in ancient China where the government used proceeds from the government-sponsored keno lottery to raise funds to build the Great Wall of China. Its popularity grew and by the time that Marco Polo arrived in China in the 14th century, keno was being played throughout the country. Oftentimes, entire districts would participate in a joint competition and the results of the games would be carried to outlying villages and hamlets via carrier pigeon.

In China, Keno was played using sheets printed with Chinese characters. When the first Chinese migrants immigrated to the west in the 1800s, they brought keno with them. As they built the railroads they played it among themselves but its popularity spread and it quickly became popular among America’s western settlers.

Keno was illegal in America until lotteries were legalized in the 20th century, but players continued to gamble on their keno numbers in underground speakeasies and salons. When Canada introduced its national lottery in 1974, keno was one of the first games to be featured. It has been a mainstay of lotteries every since.

Playing Keno Today

National lotteries account for much of keno competition today but increasingly, gamers are finding that they can enjoy keno thrills and excitement when they play keno online. Playing keno online is easy and offers gamers a high-quality, personalized experience that they can enjoy at any time and from any location on a PC or a mobile device. Keno is a high-energy lottery which has become one of the most popular online casino games, thanks to the combination of the game's fast-paced action and simple rules. Keno is a deceptively simple game which offers big payouts. You don’t have to get involved in a long, drawn-out gaming session when you play keno – you simply pick your number and hit “GO.”

Start playing keno for real money by choosing the number of Keno games that you want to play and the amount that you want to deposit for each draw. You don’t want to expand the game too quickly but when you are ready to expand, you should be able to do so. Casino advisors caution that when you’re ready to make a big play you should increase your maximum number of games and wager amounts which will help you create a serious event that can bring you big earnings.

Now it’s time to fill out your Keno card. On every card you’ll see numbers 1 – 80 listed. Cross off the numbers that you want to play. Each casino lets you cross off a different sum of numbers. The Canadian online casino generally allows you a high play rate – somewhere between 1 and 20 numbers. You should now lay your bet on each of your selected "spots." Obviously, the more numbers that you choose, the more possibilities you have to earn prizes.

After the ball spins and the winning numbers are announced, you need to compare the winning numbers to the numbers that you chose. After the spin, the game will randomly choose 20 out of 80 balls. Any time that your chosen number matches one of the game’s numbers, you achieve a ‘hit.” Your odds of hitting all 20 numbers are small but that’s not what you’re aiming for. You want to hit as many “catches” as you can since you’ll be paid according to the number of catches that you make.

Don’t forget that Keno paytables vary since each online casino presents its own paytable and specific house edge. You should always compare and contrast among the different Canadian online casinos to determine where the best payout rates are found.

Your Payouts

Your Keno payouts are based on how many numbers you choose and how many of those numbers are "hits." This total is then multiplied by the proportion of your original wager to the paytable’s "base rate." In general, the more numbers that you choose and the higher the percentage of those numbers that are hit, the bigger the payout that you can expect.

You should also check your casino to see which paytable wagers are allowed. Most casinos allow bets for between 1 and 20 numbers, but some casinos limit the choice to only 1 through 10, 2 to 10 or 1 to 15.


In a 2001 survey of live and online casino keno games, the returns were shown to range from 65% to 80%. – or, in other words, the house edge was 20% to 35%. A 2012 survey replicated the study and found the return rate to be between 50% and 74%. These surveys show that land-based casino keno games are poor risks. The surveys also demonstrate why casino advisors suggest that keno is not a good game to play at a brick-and-mortar casino.

Online video casino rates, however, are much more favourable, ranging (according to a 2008 survey) from 84% to 95%. If you play at a high rate (which is probable, since the rate of play on a machine is about 50 times faster than live Keno) you can lose more playing video keno, but if you pace yourself, you have more opportunities to achieve wins.

Keno Tips

Casino advisors note that players who bet on numbers that have not been called over a period of time often experience greater rates of success. In addition, they suggest that gamers may have a better chance of winning when they bet on numbers that occur consecutively (i.e. 1 and 13 or 28 and 29) and when they play specific numbers consistently (for instance, playing the number 11 over and over) than when playing random numbers.

Don’t forget, every ball has a 1 in 80 chance of being drawn each game so, while the actual numbers drawn are a matter of luck, the more numbers that you play, the more chances you have of hitting a “catch.”

Also, obviously, you’ll want to play in a casino where the house edge doesn’t go much above 4%.

The online casino offers a wide variety of gaming options so that you can play keno whenever and from wherever you wish. The casino offers three options for keno gaming – Download Casino Keno, Flash Casino eno and Mobile Casino Keno. If you want to play on your PC screen, download the casino software into your laptop or desktop console and play download casino keno from the comfort of your own home.

If you’re traveling and want to compete on a public computer, open the computer’s browser to the casino website and sign in to your casino account where you can play Instant Casino keno for as long as you want before you sign out to protect your gaming history, personal information and banking data.

Mobile users can play mobile keno on tablet or smartphone browser at any time and from any location. The mobile casino connects to your mobile device via WiFi or cellular connectivity to ensure that you’ll be able to enter the casino and play mobile keno at your leisure. Regardless of whether you’re waiting for an appointment, taking a break from your work station, watching the kids at the park or relaxing on your back porch swing before you go to bed at night, you’ll be able to play a few rounds of keno at your convenience.

Sign Up for Keno Fun

To play Keno on mobile, sign into your existing casino account at the casino’s URL right on your mobile browser. If you haven’t yet established a casino account, you can open a free account by completing the required fields of name, username, password and email on the  casino’s “Sign-Up” page.

Once you have an account at the casino, navigate to the mobile webpage and submit your cell phone number and your country of residence. Click “Enter” to enter the casino games lobby where you can choose Keno or any of your other preferred games.

You can play Keno for free for as long as you want in the Free Mode. Casino advisors feel that maximizing Free Mode opportunities offers the best way for you to learn all of the elements of the game, review the game’s rules and experiment with different kinds of techniques as you aim for the best keno experience possible. When you’re ready to play for real money you can move over to the Real Mode and place your first Keno deposit to compete for cash prizes.

Free No Deposit Bonus Credits for Keno

You can enjoy free No Deposit Bonus keno games when you apply any of your bonus credits to your keno gambling. There are multiple options to achieve these free credits including via your Welcome Bonus if you’re a new gambler or Loyalty Points if you’re a veteran gamer.

  • Welcome Bonus -- When you open your new casino account you’re immediately presented with a Welcome Bonus that allows you to play more games for more time for free. The Welcome Bonus applies to your first deposits during your first week of casino gambling. As soon as you make your first deposit, the casino will match that deposit with the same number of gaming credits that you wagered, so you actually double your first deposits up to the casino’s Welcome Bonus limit.
  • Loyalty Points – Following your first week of casino activity, the casino will award you with Loyalty Points which you can apply to any of your preferred games. These points are presented to you every month so, regardless of the amount of gambling that you did the previous month, you’ll start out every new month with bonus Loyalty Point credits for more free gaming fun.
  • VIP Room – If you’ve accrued a large number of played credits, the casino may consider you a VIP player and you may be invited to join the VIP Casino. The VIP Casino is a side room where VIP gamers play. As a VIP player you’ll have access to all of your favourite games but you’ll also be eligible to vie for the casino’s VIP prizes which include vacation packages, luxury gifts, additional bonus gaming credits and more.

eBanking at the Canadian Online Casino

When you make your casino deposits and withdraw your winnings you’ll be able to do so quickly and efficiently via any of the casino-supported online Canadian digital banking institutions. You can select your preferred ebank from a list of options which includes credit and debit cards, evouchers, ewallets and Internet banks that facilitate transfers of funds to and from your local Canadian banking institution.

All of your earnings through your online gaming activities are deposited in your ebank account whenever you direct the casino to send your payouts to your ebank. You can then use your earnings to make any preferred online or offline purchases at any vendors located around the world.

Casino-supported Canadian ebanking institutions allow you to transfer your deposits and withdraw your payouts in Canadian currency. These digital banks include Paypal, UKash, Neteller, PaySafe, iDebit, Skrill and ClickandBuy.

Regardless of your preferred casino platform, your available bonus packages or your preferred ebank, you can play online keno for fun, excitement and real money prizes at your convenience at the online casino of Canada.