The term Keno originally has French and Latin origins but according to Wikipedia, many claim the game was invented originally in China about 35000 years ago. Legend has it that Keno was once used as a fundraiser to raise funds to construct the Great Wall of China. That being said, if we look at some of the Chinese gambling records, the national lottery in China was not actually licensed until the 1800’s. So, whether this is a folk tale or truth it is still unknown whether the game was used to raise these funds.

How to Play Keno

Keno is one of those very simple and straightforward games that has been around for many years. Keno is essentially what is called a “numbers game” and is very similiar to playing standard lottery games. Keno is offered as a lottery variant at nearly every single national lottery. When playing Keno, bascially its a game of pure luck, similiar to slots. There is very little strategy involved as players simply need to select their lucky numbers and if these numbers are chosen then you win based on the payout of the game in question.

Keno Rules

Here are the rules for playing online keno also known as video keno. When placing wagers, players select their lucky numbers from 1 to 80. Depending on which variant you are playing, players select between 2 to 10 numbers. After making your selection, the game will then randomly choose the winning numbers from all the available choices. If one of your numbers gets selected, this is known as a “catch” and the player is paid accordingly based on the number of correct numbers or balls he/she catches. Something important to know about the odds of winning when playing Keno: All keno numbers have an absolute equal chance of being chosen. Optimal strategy is simply trying to choose the number of balls with the lowest house edge. Together with variance (which in Keno is usually high, you should be well on your way to hitting the jackpot.

The video Keno available at Yebo casino is available on all platforms including PC/MAC and mobile. For MAC users that play Keno, please make sure to use the instant play flash version of the game. For mobile users simply visit from your mobile device, log into your account or create a new account and select the game from the mobile lobby. Check out our new online keno review written by one of our Keno loving players in Johannesburg.