Lottery and bingo are tow of the most popular games in the community, and if you’re a fan of these games, there’s no reason why you’re not going to love online keno. One of the advantages of online keno is that you can play this virtual game anywhere and anytime you want, as long as you have a computer and a good internet connection.
Traditionally, keno is played by marking an ‘X’ over the numbers you want to bet on in the keno board. The game commences once all the players have placed their wagers. In some cases, casinos have a preset time for the ball draw, regardless whether all the players have placed in their wagers or not. Winning numbers are drawn in a keno game through the “rabbit ear blower,” wherein 80 ping pong-like balls representing the 80 numbers are placed inside a circular glass enclosure called a “bubble.” During the ball draw, a blower pushes air into the bubble, hence causing the balls to mix. When a lever is pressed, it opens a tube where the ball lifts one at a time into a tube called ‘rabbit ears.’ This process continues until 20 balls have been drawn.
Other methods for drawing balls include the AKV, which pretty much works like the rabbit ear blower, except that the balls are encoded, read, and processed by a computer; the random number generator, a machine that selects numbers in random and is approved by gaming authorities; and the ‘hand cage,’ where numbers are drawn into a slot and verified by a gaming staff. These methods are not used in online keno games though. Online keno games rely on the computer to select random numbers.
Like all other gambling games such as online roulette and online craps, some strategies can also be employed in online keno, though it basically relies on luck and chance. One good strategy that applies not only to online keno but other online games as well is to choose a reputable online casino where you can play. Nothing can piss you of more than a casino scam, so research well on a certain casino before you go for it. Also, always keep your money in check and never wager more than you can afford. Remember that this casino games are played for fun, and losing lots of money because of careless gambling is no fun at all.
Since online keno is a game of chance, every number has the same probability of being chosen, that is, 1 is to 80. However, there are some tips believed to be effective in playing online keno, and one of them is to bet on a number that has not been chosen before. According to this theory, these numbers will come out in order to even out the each number’s chances. But this is not a sure fire way to win keno, because remember, the numbers are drawn randomly.
You can also opt to choose successive numbers, since it was observed that lots of consecutive pairs come up in games like this. Also, another strategy is to keep playing the same number combinations that you have started with for a few rounds. Again, these are not guarantees to winning, but them there’s no harm in trying.