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Keno is basically the original lottery ticket that we know today. It is a ticket or board for 80 numbers spaced on it and the player choose up to 20 numbers to try and match. The more keno numbers you match, the more real money you win.

Keno Origins and Development

Keno's origins can be traced back to the Chinese Han dynasty from over 3000 years ago when the Chinese military used the game to raise funds to protect villages and help to build the Great Wall of China. Originally the game used 120 Chinese characters but over time and with its introduction to America, the characters changed into numbers and were reduced to 80.

Keno became popular in the United States with the railroad workers who would sit down to a game with their Chinese workmates at the end of the day, as a result it became known as the Chinese lottery. Even when gambling was banned all over the world, Keno was still played. Gaming houses and casinos changed its name to Horse Keno and depicted each number as the number of a horse to get around the gambling restrictions.

Modern Day Keno for Real Money

In modern casinos there is a Keno booth where every five minutes a new game of Keno can be played. The game varies from casino to casino in terms of how many numbers you can pick. Most casinos allow a maximum of 15 numbers; some allow only 10; a few allow as many as 20. Players can buy a group of Keno tickets and bet the same numbers each time or just buy one at a time. Numbers are called out and also marked on a big Keno board and winnings must be claimed immediately.

Naturally like any good online casinos game, Keno was snapped up and adapted for the online casinos. Online Keno for real money features in all good online casinos as a popular alternative to other casino games. It has also been taken up by the mobile gaming casinos and can be played from a hand held device anywhere.

Real Money Keno Basics and Rewards

Keno's popularity can be attributed to how easy a game it is to play. There are no complicated rules to understand, all that a player has to do is choose up to 20 numbers. The gamble is to see how many of your numbers match the winning numbers. Payouts are in various levels according to how many numbers have been matched. Obviously the more numbers that are a "hit", the higher the payout. Whether playing at a land based casino, online casino or mobile casino, the payout rates are displayed clearly so that you know what you can expect depending on the number of hits that there are.

When playing keno for real money, you can wager as little as $1 or as much as $10 on each keno game. The highest payout offered for most real money Keno games is 10,000 x the bet, which gives a potential win of $100,000 on a $10 bet for doing nothing but choosing a few numbers. Some online casinos offer auto play (unlike in real money roulette games that make casinos be afraid of abusers) where you can choose your numbers and then let the computer play a round of games for you, a running total of what you are winning is displayed at the side of the screen.

Keno for real money is a game that is easy to play and understand and does not require a lot of thought. Mathematicians have spent hours trying to calculate the probability of landing each one of the 80 numbers based on the numbers that have already been hit. But, at the end of the day it is a game of luck. Keno is relaxing to play and can be played at the same time as other games, you can choose your numbers and come back to it when you want to see the results. It can be very rewarding as well as being exciting to play.

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