Are you Keno to do some more gambling?

So Keno is kind of a boring game, but at least it’s easy and quick to play. The idea is simple, you pick between 1 and 10 numbers and then Torn draws 10 numbers randomly. If you are looking for an online platform to play Keno, here is an imp source, that will guide you.

If your numbers match the drawn numbers you can win a prize (if you choose more than 7 numbers you need two matches to win a prize)

Now the odds of this game aren’t good, and they don’t change (unlike blackjack, hi-lo and poker). Here is a table of expected returns:

Picks Return per 1 bet
1 1
2 0.984177215
3 0.973101266
4 0.991303001
5 0.991319016
6 0.99760486
7 0.984712671
8 0.994884466
9 0.995126594
10 0.988061744

As you can see there is no correlation between how many numbers you pick and the odds of winning. The best ‘loss’ is the 6 picks, as you only lose 0.0024 of your stake. But of course your max win is only 4b.

Personally if I have no time to do slots or blackjack I play Keno with 10 numbers – As the prize and odds of the top prize are the best, even though in the long run I lose more than 9 numbers. The trick here is to win the jackpot before you’ve played 10b worth of games.

Here is the winnings table:

Picks/Matches 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 8
2 2 38
3 2 7 80
4 2 3 10 300
5 1.5 3 5 50 2b
6 1.5 2 4 10 200 4b
7 0 3 10 25 150 1000 5b
8 0 2 7 20 200 500 1b 10b
9 0 2 5 10 70 200 1b 10b 10b
10 0 1.5 3 10 50 500 5b 10b 10b 10b

If you do play good luck!

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