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Keno

 

Introduction

NetEnt kenoKeno is a lottery type game available in many casinos both on and offline.

 

 

Play Structure

There are 80 numbers from which the player will select between 1 and 20. The number of balls selected varies depending on the rules at the casino in question and the preference of the player.  Most online casinos allow the player to select a maximum of either 10 or 15. Once all players have made their selections and paid for their tickets, a drawing similar to a lottery takes place, with the 80 balls bouncing around inside a dome and 20 of them selected at random.

Generally the more of the selected balls that match the player’s selection, the bigger the payoff.

 

 

Payouts

The payouts for Keno games vary widely. In general most software providers offer their own unique paytables so it is impossible to define a standard. Below you will find the paytables for all known Keno games at major software providers. Before that you’ll find a summary of the Keno games we’ve looked at including the best number of balls to select for each game;

Software Game Name # of Balls How Many can you select Best # of Balls to select House Edge
Golden Bonanza Keno 80 15 1 2.50%
Mega Bingo Keno 90 15 15 8.50%
BetOnSoft Keno 80 15 13 5.10%
Power Ball Keno 80 10 9 4.91%
Super Keno 80 10 1 5.13%
Betsoft Instant Keno 40 Balls 40 10 10 2.10%
Instant Keno 80 Balls 80 10 1 2.87%
Klub Keno 40 10 ? ?
Traditional Keno 80 10 2 5.22%
Boss Media Keno 80 10 6 29.36%
Keno Cash 80 15 1 2.50%
Dragonfish Keno Jackpot 15 80 15 1 2.50%
Keno Cup 2010 80 15 13 3.75%
GamesOS Keno 80 10 8 7.25%
GameScale Keno 80 10 4 37.20%
GameSys Keno 80 15 3 1.41%
Keno No House Edge 80 15 1 0.00
IGT Bingo Keno 90 15 15 7.92%
King Keno 80 10 1 8.00%
Krazy Keno 80 10 ? ?
Microgaming Keno 80 15 13 5.10%
Net Entertainment Bonus Keno 80 10 10 18.34%
Playtech Keno 80 10 2 7.04%
Fortune Keno 80 10 2 7.04%
Xperiment Keno 80 10 2 7.04%
RealTime Gaming Keno 80 15 12 6.92%
Rival Vegas Jackpot Keno 80 10 10 3.52%
TopGame Keno 80 15 13 5.10%
Vuetec Keno 80 10 3 2.87%

 

 

Amaya

Numbers Picked Numbers Picked 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Payoffs Payoffs
15 15 100000 for 1
14 14 75000 for 1 50000 for 1
13 13 50000 for 1 10000 for 1 10000 for 1
12 12 20000 for 1 5000 for 1 1000 for 1 1000 for 1
11 11 10000 for 1 2000 for 1 500 for 1 500 for 1 300 for 1
10 10 6000 for 1 1000 for 1 500 for 1 240 for 1 150 for 1 150 for 1
9 9 4000 for 1 600 for 1 200 for 1 250 for 1 80 for 1 50 for 1 50 for 1
8 8 2000 for 1 200 for 1 30 for 1 30 for 1 72 for 1 20 for 1 12 for 1 15 for 1
7 7 200 for 1 100 for 1 20 for 1 10 for 1 16 for 1 24 for 1 5 for 1 5 for 1 5 for 1
6 6 100 for 1 36 for 1 20 for 1 8 for 1 5 for 1 6 for 1 4 for 1 4 for 1 3 for 1 2 for 1
5 5 50 for 1 30 for 1 12 for 1 6 for 1 4 for 1 3 for 1 2 for 1 2 for 1 3 for 1 2 for 1 1 for 1
4 4 12 for 1 15 for 1 3 for 1 6 for 1 3 for 1 2 for 1 2 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1
3 3 16 for 1 6 for 1 3 for 1 2 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1
2 2 9 for 1 2 for 1 2 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 .
1 1 3.9 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1
0   House Edge 2.5000% 7.9114% 6.9620% 6.2115% 6.1263% 5.8911% 5.6040% 6.1511% 5.9723% 5.4132% 6.2648% 5.7753% 5.0902% 5.7263% 5.5683%
  House Edge

* The above House Edge figures do not take into consideration the Progressive Jackpot that is associated with this game. This jackpot is triggered randomly. As such the House Edge figures will be lower than those actually returned by the game, but without knowing the frequency the jackpot is paid out it is impossible to determine the exact figure.

Numbers Picked 15
Payoffs
15 50000 for 1
14 25000 for 1
13 10000 for 1
12 5000 for 1
11 2500 for 1
10 250 for 1
9 100 for 1
8 25 for 1
7 10 for 1
6 4 for 1
5 2 for 1
4 0.5 for 1
 House Edge 8.5027%

*This game uses 90 balls rather than the standard 80 and only allows for the selection of 15 balls.

 

 

Betsoft

Numbers Picked 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Payoffs
10 10000 for 1
9 10000 for 1 3500 for 1
8 5000 for 1 1500 for 1 1000 for 1
7 2500 for 1 1250 for 1 250 for 1 150 for 1
6 350 for 1 500 for 1 125 for 1 50 for 1 25 for 1
5 250 for 1 100 for 1 30 for 1 10 for 1 7 for 1 5 for 1
4 100 for 1 30 for 1 7 for 1 5 for 1 3 for 1 2 for 1
3 18 for 1 5 for 1 5 for 1 3 for 1
2 5 for 1 2 for 1
1
5.6475% 5.2150% 5.6323% 5.6067% 5.2845% 5.4327% 5.3550% 5.6241%

Numbers Picked 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Payoffs
10 20000 for 1
9 10000 for 1 10000 for 1
8 5000 for 1 2500 for 1 1250 for 1
7 1000 for 1 1000 for 1 500 for 1 250 for 1
6 1000 for 1 250 for 1 250 for 1 25 for 1 25 for 1
5 125 for 1 50 for 1 25 for 1 8 for 1 12 for 1 8 for 1
4 62 for 1 25 for 1 10 for 1 8 for 1 4 for 1 2 for 1 2 for 1
3 24 for 1 10 for 1 5 for 1 2 for 1 2 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1
2 5 for 1 2 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1
1
2.5304% 3.5234% 3.8462% 3.3674% 4.3450% 2.5178% 3.1344% 2.1020%

*Instant Keno 40 Ball is played with 40 balls and only 10 balls are selected.

Numbers Picked 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Payoffs
10 10000 for 1
9 10000 for 1 5000 for 1
8 5000 for 1 1500 for 1 750 for 1
7 2500 for 1 750 for 1 200 for 1 100 for 1
6 1000 for 1 250 for 1 100 for 1 50 for 1 25 for 1
5 250 for 1 50 for 1 40 for 1 10 for 1 5 for 1 5 for 1
4 100 for 1 25 for 1 10 for 1 5 for 1 3 for 1 2 for 1
3 20 for 1 5 for 1 5 for 1 2 for 1
2 5 for 1 2 for 1
1
2.8724% 5.2150% 11.6785% 17.1215% 14.9479% 19.3722% 14.8337% 16.1473%

Numbers Picked 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Payoffs
10 15000 for 1
9 10000 for 1 8000 for 1
8 8000 for 1 7000 for 1 2000 for 1
7 1300 for 1 800 for 1 700 for 1 450 for 1
6 1000 for 1 450 for 1 100 for 1 25 for 1 25 for 1
5 450 for 1 80 for 1 50 for 1 8 for 1 5 for 1 5 for 1
4 130 for 1 20 for 1 4 for 1 5 for 1 5 for 1 2 for 1 1 for 1
3 40 for 1 4 for 1 3 for 1 2 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1
2 3 for 1 2 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1
1
-79.1498%/10.4251% -34.0956%/11.533% -75.8945%/12.0527% -76.5237%/11.7382% -71.8942%/14.0529% -72.7747%/13.6126% -70.4519%/14.7741% -67.2678%/16.3661%

*Klub Keno is played with 40 balls and only 10 balls are selected.

** This game involves a ‘Star’ ball that occurs randomly and doubles any wins if it lands on one of your selected numbers. The first House Edge figure is representative of the times when you receive the Star ball and the negative figures represent the fact that the player has an advantage. The second figure is representative of the House Edge when you do not receive a Star ball. The overall House Edge is not calculatable without knowing the frequency of occurrence of the Star ball.

 

 

Boss Media

Numbers Picked 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Payoffs
10 15000 for 1
9 15000 for 1 3000 for 1
8 10000 for 1 2500 for 1 500 for 1
7 5000 for 1 400 for 1 80 for 1 100 for 1
6 1500 for 1 250 for 1 40 for 1 20 for 1 30 for 1
5 600 for 1 50 for 1 15 for 1 8 for 1 5 for 1 2 for 1
4 80 for 1 10 for 1 8 for 1 5 for 1 4 for 1 2 for 1
3 25 for 1 5 for 1 2 for 1 1 for 1
2 5 for 1 2.5 for 1 1 for 1
1 1 for 1
House Edge 31.9620% 30.6232% 32.6054% 32.4252% 29.3681% 30.4436% 32.5257% 35.4712% 30.3894%

Numbers Picked 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Payoffs
15 20000 for 1
14 10000 for 1 5000 for 1
13 7500 for 1 2500 for 1 1500 for 1
12 4000 for 1 3000 for 1 1000 for 1 600 for 1
11 3000 for 1 2000 for 1 500 for 1 500 for 1 300 for 1
10 2000 for 1 1000 for 1 500 for 1 240 for 1 150 for 1 150 for 1
9 1200 for 1 600 for 1 180 for 1 250 for 1 80 for 1 50 for 1 50 for 1
8 750 for 1 80 for 1 30 for 1 25 for 1 72 for 1 20 for 1 12 for 1 15 for 1
7 100 for 1 100 for 1 20 for 1 10 for 1 15 for 1 24 for 1 5 for 1 5 for 1 5 for 1
6 80 for 1 36 for 1 20 for 1 8 for 1 5 for 1 6 for 1 4 for 1 4 for 1 3 for 1 2 for 1
5 50 for 1 30 for 1 12 for 1 6 for 1 4 for 1 3 for 1 2 for 1 2 for 1 3 for 1 2 for 1 1 for 1
4 12 for 1 15 for 1 3 for 1 6 for 1 3 for 1 2 for 1 2 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1
3 16 for 1 6 for 1 3 for 1 2 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1
2 9 for 1 2 for 1 2 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1
1 3.9 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1
House Edge 2.5000% 7.9114% 6.9620% 6.2115% 6.1263% 6.1490% 5.8481% 6.6943% 6.5662% 5.4581% 6.8992% 5.7787% 5.0960% 5.7287% 5.6134%

* The group that owns and operates Boss Media, GTech, have previously been found to be operating deceptive real play card games and free play games designed to return more than their free play equivalents. As such the House Edge figures in the tables above are open to question. We do not recommend players engage with any casino using Boss Media software. See the following article for further information - https://thepogg.com/finsoftspielo-g2-rigged-games/.

 

 

Bwin/Party

Numbers Picked 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Payoffs
15 10000 for 1
14 10000 for 1 5000 for 1
13 7500 for 1 2500 for 1 1500 for 1
12 4000 for 1 3000 for 1 1000 for 1 600 for 1
11 3000 for 1 2000 for 1 500 for 1 500 for 1 300 for 1
10 1800 for 1 1000 for 1 500 for 1 200 for 1 120 for 1 120 for 1
9 1100 for 1 500 for 1 150 for 1 250 for 1 80 for 1 40 for 1 50 for 1
8 720 for 1 75 for 1 25 for 1 12 for 1 70 for 1 30 for 1 5 for 1 7 for 1
7 100 for 1 70 for 1 12 for 1 5 for 1 10 for 1 20 for 1 8 for 1 4 for 1 5 for 1
6 80 for 1 35 for 1 10 for 1 6 for 1 4 for 1 5 for 1 3 for 1 4 for 1 3 for 1 2 for 1
5 45 for 1 30 for 1 10 for 1 5 for 1 3 for 1 3 for 1 2 for 1 2 for 1 2 for 1 2 for 1 1 for 1
4 8 for 1 10 for 1 3 for 1 5 for 1 3 for 1 2 for 1 2 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1
3 12 for 1 5 for 1 3 for 1 1.5 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1 0.8 for 1 1 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1
2 8 for 1 2 for 1 2 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 .
1 3.5 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1
  House Edge 12.5000% 13.9241% 12.5122% 11.7617% 12.4949% 12.6400% 12.8681% 11.3857% 11.4671% 12.8908% 11.3435% 12.0144% 11.8864% 11.4285% 11.9347%

* The above House Edge figures do not take into consideration the Progressive Jackpot that is associated with this game. This jackpot is triggered randomly. As such the House Edge figures will be higher than those actually returned by the game, but without knowing the frequency the jackpot is paid out it is impossible to determine the exact figure.

* The Bwin/Party group of casino is non-cooperative when it comes to the mediation of player complaints. As such we would not recommend players sign-up with any casino in this group.

 

 

Dragonfish (888 group)

Numbers Picked 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Payoffs
15 10000 for 1
14 7500 for 1 2500 for 1
13 6000 for 1 2000 for 1 1200 for 1
12 4000 for 1 3000 for 1 1000 for 1 600 for 1
11 3000 for 1 2000 for 1 500 for 1 500 for 1 300 for 1
10 1800 for 1 1000 for 1 500 for 1 240 for 1 150 for 1 150 for 1
9 1200 for 1 600 for 1 180 for 1 250 for 1 80 for 1 50 for 1 50 for 1
8 720 for 1 80 for 1 30 for 1 25 for 1 72 for 1 20 for 1 12 for 1 15 for 1
7 100 for 1 90 for 1 20 for 1 10 for 1 15 for 1 24 for 1 5 for 1 5 for 1 5 for 1
6 75 for 1 36 for 1 19 for 1 8 for 1 5 for 1 6 for 1 4 for 1 4 for 1 3 for 1 2 for 1
5 50 for 1 30 for 1 12 for 1 6 for 1 4 for 1 3 for 1 2 for 1 2 for 1 3 for 1 2 for 1 1 for 1
4 12 for 1 15 for 1 3 for 1 6 for 1 3 for 1 2 for 1 2 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1
3 16 for 1 6 for 1 3 for 1 2 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1
2 9 for 1 2 for 1 2 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1
1 3.9 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1
House Edge 2.5000% 7.9114% 6.9620% 6.2115% 6.1263% 6.2135% 5.8481% 7.1045% 6.5662% 5.4603% 6.8992% 5.7787% 5.0961% 5.7289% 5.6141%

Numbers Picked 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Payoffs
15 20000 for 1
14 10000 for 1 3000 for 1
13 8500 for 1 2750 for 1 1500 for 1
12 3000 for 1 3000 for 1 1200 for 1 750 for 1
11 1500 for 1 800 for 1 750 for 1 275 for 1 150 for 1
10 1250 for 1 800 for 1 300 for 1 250 for 1 120 for 1 100 for 1
9 1000 for 1 750 for 1 150 for 1 75 for 1 45 for 1 36 for 1 35 for 1
8 750 for 1 100 for 1 75 for 1 70 for 1 30 for 1 15 for 1 9 for 1 9 for 1
7 100 for 1 100 for 1 60 for 1 45 for 1 25 for 1 14 for 1 8 for 1 6 for 1 5 for 1
6 80 for 1 50 for 1 25 for 1 15 for 1 12 for 1 8 for 1 7 for 1 5.5 for 1 4.5 for 1 3 for 1
5 75 for 1 26 for 1 18 for 1 9 for 1 4.5 for 1 4.5 for 1 3 for 1 2.5 for 1 1.5 for 1 1.5 for 1 1 for 1
4 18 for 1 15 for 1 5 for 1 3.5 for 1 2.5 for 1 1.5 for 1 1.5 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1
3 15 for 1 6 for 1 3 for 1 3 for 1 1.5 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1
2 9.5 for 1 2.25 for 1 2 for 1 1 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1
1 3.75 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1
House Edge 6.2500% 4.9051% 4.8807% 4.3735% 4.5140% 4.1138% 3.9381% 4.0954% 4.2203% 4.1126% 4.0192% 4.2547% 3.7516% 3.8466% 4.2140%

* The 888 group are non-cooperative in the discussion of player complaints and as we would not recommend players sign-up with any casino using Dragonfish software.

 

 

GameScale

Numbers Picked 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Payoffs
10 15000 for 1
9 10000 for 1 3000 for 1
8 5000 for 1 2000 for 1 500 for 1
7 2000 for 1 500 for 1 80 for 1 60 for 1
6 400 for 1 250 for 1 75 for 1 40 for 1 25 for 1
5 240 for 1 50 for 1 15 for 1 10 for 1 5 for 1 3 for 1
4 65 for 1 25 for 1 10 for 1 5 for 1 2 for 1 1 for 1
3 25 for 1 5 for 1 2 for 1 1 for 1
2 4 for 1 2 for 1 1 for 1
1 1 for 1
House Edge 37.9747% 37.5609% 37.2005% 37.5040% 37.8425 37.7643% 37.4507% 37.4343% 37.4309%

* All GameScale casinos are likely operated by the software provider. This group of casino have had numerous player and affiliate issues and we would not recommend that players sign-up with any of their properties.

 

 

GamesOS

Numbers Picked 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Payoffs
10 10000 for 1
9 10000 for 1 4500 for 1
8 10000 for 1 4700 for 1 1000 for 1
7 7000 for 1 1650 for 1 335 for 1 142 for 1
6 1600 for 1 400 for 1 100 for 1 44 for 1 24 for 1
5 820 for 1 70 for 1 21 for 1 12 for 1 6 for 1 5 for 1
4 91 for 1 12 for 1 4 for 1 2 for 1 2 for 1 1 for 1
3 42 for 1 5 for 1 3 for 1 3 for 1 1 for 1
2 9 for 1 2 for 1 2 for 1
1 1 for 1
House Edge 7.9114% 13.9427% 7.9721% 7.4249% 7.3319% 7.5568% 7.2483% 7.9986% 7.4489%

* GamesOS have had documented issues with their Blackjack Switch game and I been found copying content from another site. These types of issues suggest a poorly managed operation and as such we would not recommend players sign-up with any GamesOS casino.

 

 

GameSys

Numbers Picked 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Payoffs
15 20000 for 1
14 17000 for 1 9000 for 1
13 14000 for 1 7000 for 1 5000 for 1
12 11000 for 1 5000 for 1 3000 for 1 2000 for 1
11 9000 for 1 4000 for 1 2000 for 1 1500 for 1 1000 for 1
10 7000 for 1 3000 for 1 1000 for 1 500 for 1 400 for 1 300 for 1
9 5000 for 1 2000 for 1 700 for 1 380 for 1 300 for 1 220 for 1 150 for 1
8 3000 for 1 1000 for 1 500 for 1 340 for 1 160 for 1 100 for 1 60 for 1 35 for 1
7 1500 for 1 450 for 1 300 for 1 125 for 1 80 for 1 50 for 1 25 for 1 15 for 1 10 for 1
6 400 for 1 210 for 1 100 for 1 50 for 1 25 for 1 15 for 1 10 for 1 5 for 1 4 for 1 2 for 1
5 200 for 1 50 for 1 40 for 1 15 for 1 11 for 1 5 for 1 3 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1
4 110 for 1 20 for 1 7 for 1 5 for 1 2 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1
3 20 for 1 5 for 1 4 for 1 2 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1
2 10 for 1 2 for 1 2 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1
1 3.9 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1
House Edge 2.5000% 1.8987% 1.4119% 2.1516% 2.2971% 2.5898% 2.8172% 2.5754% 2.7583% 2.6428% 2.3017% 2.1647% 2.0412% 2.4413% 2.2366%

Numbers Picked 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Payoffs
15 20000 for 1
14 17000 for 1 9000 for 1
13 14000 for 1 7000 for 1 5000 for 1
12 11000 for 1 5000 for 1 3000 for 1 2000 for 1
11 9000 for 1 4000 for 1 2000 for 1 1500 for 1 1000 for 1
10 7000 for 1 3000 for 1 1000 for 1 500 for 1 440 for 1 400 for 1
9 5000 for 1 2000 for 1 700 for 1 440 for 1 335 for 1 255 for 1 155 for 1
8 3000 for 1 1000 for 1 570 for 1 350 for 1 175 for 1 105 for 1 60 for 1 35 for 1
7 1500 for 1 460 for 1 346 for 1 135 for 1 85 for 1 50 for 1 25 for 1 15 for 1 10 for 1
6 450 for 1 248 for 1 110 for 1 50 for 1 25 for 1 15 for 1 10 for 1 5 for 1 4 for 1 2 for 1
5 216 for 1 56 for 1 40 for 1 15 for 1 11 for 1 5 for 1 3 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1
4 117 for 1 21 for 1 7 for 1 5 for 1 2 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1
3 21 for 1 5 for 1 4 for 1 2 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1
2 10.3 for 1 2 for 1 2 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1
1 4 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1
House Edge 0.0000% 0.0949% 0.0243% 0.0073% 0.0560% 0.0875% 0.0353% 0.0483% 0.0366% 0.0838% 0.0863% 0.0629% 0.0400% 0.0763% 0.0824%

 

 

IGT

1 3.68 for 1 1 for 1 0.59 for 1 0.49 for 1 0.44 for 1 0.42 for 1 0.41 for 1 0.40 for 1 0.23 for 1 0.23 for 1
2 8.65 for 1 2.24 for 1 1.04 for 1 0.61 for 1 0.51 for 1 0.22 for 1 0.21 for 1 0.12 for 1 0.11 for 1
3 24.12 for 1 5.46 for 1 2.18 for 1 1.23 for 1 1 for 1 0.52 for 1 0.38 for 1 0.19 for 1
4 75.09 for 1 14.38 for 1 4.97 for 1 3.03 for 1 2.04 for 1 1.57 for 1 1.06 for 1
5 308.52 for 1 50.37 for 1 15.34 for 1 7.62 for 1 4.14 for 1 3.03 for 1
6 1012.57 for 1 223.48 for 1 51.05 for 1 25.99 for 1 10.36 for 1
7 2597.32 for 1 997.93 for 1 257.73 for 1 99.23 for 1
8 5123.47 for 1 2532.16 for 1 1037.12 for 1
9 24878.94 for 1 4732.99 for 1
10 100000 for 1
Numbers Picked 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Payoffs
  House Edge 8.0000% 10.0158% 10.0307% 10.0660% 10.0923% 10.2043% 10.6275% 10.3873% 10.1946% 10.3993%

Numbers Picked 15
Payoffs
15 50000 for 1
14 25000 for 1
13 10000 for 1
12 5000 for 1
11 2500 for 1
10 300 for 1
9 100 for 1
8 30 for 1
7 10 for 1
6 5 for 1
5 1 for 1
4 0.5 for 1
3 0.25 for 1
 House Edge 7.9150%

*This game uses 90 balls rather than the standard 80 and only allows for the selection of 15 balls.

Numbers Picked 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Payoffs
10 1000 for 1
9 1000 for 1 1000 for 1
8 1000 for 1 400 for 1 125 for 1
7 750 for 1 250 for 1 120 for 1 75 for 1
6 500 for 1 125 for 1 75 for 1 55 for 1 27 for 1
5 200 for 1 85 for 1 25 for 1 12 for 1 6 for 1 7 for 1
4 59 for 1 14 for 1 8 for 1 6 for 1 2 for 1 2 for 1
3 38 for 1 5 for 1 3 for 1 2 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1
2 7 for 1 2 for 1 2 for 1 1 for 1
1 1 for 1
 House Edge 19.9367%/13.8291% 19.5229%/8.8389% 17.7749%/6.6638% 17.9460%/4.8538% 18.4436%/1.4699% 18.6087%/0.9359% 18.0612%/-0.8144% 17.6842%/-4.2466% 18.6067%/-4.8789%

* Krazy Keno offers a ‘Bonus Ball’ feature for players playing the maximum number of coins. When this happens some rounds, denoted by the ‘Star Balls’ in the hopper at the top of the screen, will include a Bonus Ball (always the last ball selected). When playing with a Bonus Ball, if one of the numbers you’ve selected is the Bonus Ball all prizes are doubled. The first House Edge figure in the table above is the House Edge when playing less than 4 coins or without a Bonus Ball. The second figure is the House Edge when playing with a Bonus Ball (including a player advantage on some selections). The third figure (TO BE ADDED) represents the combined House Edge calculated using the Bonus Ball frequencies provided by IGT.

 

 

Microgaming

Numbers Picked 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Payoffs
15 10000 for 1
14 7500 for 1 2500 for 1
13 6000 for 1 2000 for 1 1200 for 1
12 4000 for 1 3000 for 1 1000 for 1 600 for 1
11 3000 for 1 2000 for 1 500 for 1 500 for 1 300 for 1
10 1800 for 1 1000 for 1 500 for 1 240 for 1 150 for 1 150 for 1
9 1200 for 1 600 for 1 180 for 1 250 for 1 80 for 1 50 for 1 50 for 1
8 720 for 1 80 for 1 30 for 1 25 for 1 72 for 1 20 for 1 12 for 1 15 for 1
7 100 for 1 90 for 1 20 for 1 10 for 1 15 for 1 24 for 1 5 for 1 5 for 1 5 for 1
6 75 for 1 36 for 1 19 for 1 8 for 1 5 for 1 6 for 1 4 for 1 4 for 1 3 for 1 2 for 1
5 50 for 1 30 for 1 12 for 1 6 for 1 4 for 1 3 for 1 2 for 1 2 for 1 3 for 1 2 for 1 1 for 1
4 12 for 1 15 for 1 3 for 1 6 for 1 3 for 1 2 for 1 2 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1
3 16 for 1 6 for 1 3 for 1 2 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1
2 9 for 1 2 for 1 2 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1
1 3 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1
House Edge 25.0000% 7.9114% 6.9620% 6.2115% 6.1263% 6.2135% 5.8481% 7.1045% 6.5662% 5.4603% 6.8992% 5.7787% 5.0961% 5.7289% 5.6141%

 

 

Net Entertainment

Numbers Picked 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Payoffs
10 10000 for 1
9 5000 for 1 2000 for 1
8 1000 for 1 500 for 1 300 for 1
7 500 for 1 300 for 1 250 for 1 100 for 1
6 300 for 1 100 for 1 20 for 1 23 for 1 10 for 1
5 100 for 1 53 for 1 15 for 1 5 for 1 5 for 1 4 for 1
4 40 for 1 12 for 1 7 for 1 5 for 1 3 for 1 2 for 1 1 for 1
3 23 for 1 6 for 1 4 for 1 2 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1
2 7 for 1 2 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1
1 1 for 1 1 for 0.5 0.5 for 1
House Edge 19.9367% 18.7926% 18.8976% 18.4202% 18.3670% 18.5738% 18.5300% 18.6341% 18.3372%

 

 

Playtech

Numbers Picked 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Payoffs
10 10000 for 1
9 10000 for 1 4500 for 1
8 10000 for 1 4700 for 1 1000 for 1
7 7000 for 1 1650 for 1 335 for 1 142 for 1
6 1600 for 1 400 for 1 100 for 1 44 for 1 24 for 1
5 820 for 1 70 for 1 21 for 1 12 for 1 6 for 1 5 for 1
4 91 for 1 12 for 1 4 for 1 2 for 1 2 for 1 1 for 1
3 47 for 1 5 for 1 3 for 1 3 for 1 1 for 1
2 9 for 1 2 for 1 2 for 1
1 1 for 1
House Edge 7.9114% 7.0351% 7.9721% 7.4249% 7.3316% 7.5568% 7.2483% 7.9986% 7.4489%

 

 

Realtime Gaming

Numbers Picked 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Payoffs
15 100000 for 1
14 100000 for 1 100000 for 1
13 100000 for 1 50000 for 1 50000 for 1
12 100000 for 1 50000 for 1 25000 for 1 25000 for 1
11 100000 for 1 25000 for 1 15000 for 1 10000 for 1 2800 for 1
10 100000 for 1 25000 for 1 5000 for 1 4500 for 1 1500 for 1 600 for 1
9 50000 for 1 10000 for 1 2500 for 1 1200 for 1 800 for 1 375 for 1 140 for 1
8 30000 for 1 4000 for 1 1200 for 1 500 for 1 270 for 1 90 for 1 50 for 1 30 for 1
7 8000 for 1 1700 for 1 310 for 1 180 for 1 100 for 1 45 for 1 23 for 1 10 for 1 12 for 1
6 2000 for 1 450 for 1 135 for 1 62 for 1 26 for 1 13 for 1 6 for 1 2 for 1 2 for 1
5 850 for 1 111 for 1 32 for 1 10 for 1 6 for 1 2 for 1
4 155 for 1 15 for 1 6 for 1 2 for 1
3 45 for 1 5 for 1 2 for 1 1 for 1
2 15 for 1 2 for 1 1 for 1
1 3 for 1
0 2 for 1 2 for 1 2 for 1
  House Edge 25.0000% 9.8101% 9.8101% 9.6299% 10.2559% 9.7367% 9.4531% 9.4324% 9.9775% 7.3744% 7.1875% 6.9211% 7.8902% 7.8229% 8.4841%

 

 

Rival

Numbers Picked 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Payoffs
10 20000 for 1
9 10000 for 1 5000 for 1
8 8000 for 1 2000 for 1 500 for 1
7 4000 for 1 1000 for 1 300 for 1 40 for 1
6 2000 for 1 250 for 1 75 for 1 30 for 1 4 for 1
5 500 for 1 80 for 1 20 for 1 15 for 1 4 for 1 2 for 1
4 150 for 1 25 for 1 5 for 1 2.5 for 1 2.5 for 1 2 for 1 1 for 1
3 40 for 1 6 for 1 2 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1
2 15 for 1 2.5 for 1 1 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1
1 3.5 for 1
0 11 for 1
House Edge 12.5000% 9.8101% 9.8101% 6.8368% 7.2130% 6.7709% 7.7803% 4.1585% 9.6811% 3.5208%

 

 

Saucify

Numbers Picked 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Payoffs
15 10000 for 1
14 7500 for 1 2500 for 1
13 6000 for 1 2000 for 1 1200 for 1
12 4000 for 1 3000 for 1 1000 for 1 600 for 1
11 3000 for 1 2000 for 1 500 for 1 500 for 1 300 for 1
10 1800 for 1 1000 for 1 500 for 1 240 for 1 150 for 1 150 for 1
9 1200 for 1 600 for 1 180 for 1 250 for 1 80 for 1 50 for 1 50 for 1
8 720 for 1 80 for 1 30 for 1 25 for 1 72 for 1 20 for 1 12 for 1 15 for 1
7 100 for 1 90 for 1 20 for 1 10 for 1 15 for 1 24 for 1 5 for 1 5 for 1 5 for 1
6 75 for 1 36 for 1 19 for 1 8 for 1 5 for 1 6 for 1 4 for 1 4 for 1 3 for 1 2 for 1
5 50 for 1 30 for 1 12 for 1 6 for 1 4 for 1 3 for 1 2 for 1 2 for 1 3 for 1 2 for 1 1 for 1
4 12 for 1 15 for 1 3 for 1 6 for 1 3 for 1 2 for 1 2 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1
3 16 for 1 6 for 1 3 for 1 2 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1
2 9 for 1 2 for 1 2 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1
1 3 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1
House Edge 25.0000% 7.9114% 6.9620% 6.2115% 6.1263% 6.2135% 5.8481% 7.1045% 6.5662% 5.4603% 6.8992% 5.7787% 5.0961% 5.7289% 5.6141%

Numbers Picked 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Payoffs
10 5000 for 1
9 5000 for 1 2000 for 1
8 3500 for 1 1050 for 1 380 for 1
7 1300 for 1 400 for 1 150 for 1 45 for 1
6 450 for 1 110 for 1 45 for 1 20 for 1 7 for 1
5 145 for 1 35 for 1 15 for 1 10 for 1 5 for 1 3 for 1
4 60 for 1 10 for 1 6 for 1 3 for 1 2 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1
3 29 for 1 6 for 1 2 for 1 2 for 1 1 for 1
2 6 for 1 2 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1
1 1 for 1
  House Edge 9.4304% 5.5781% 5.3232% 7.3047% 8.8615% 5.0946% 5.1504% 4.9086% 4.9610%

* If the 20th ball is amongst your selected balls all wins are multiplied by 4

Numbers Picked 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Payoffs
10 2000 for 1
9 2000 for 1 1500 for 1
8 2000 for 1 950 for 1 500 for 1
7 800 for 1 200 for 1 110 for 1 80 for 1
6 680 for 1 125 for 1 62 for 1 25 for 1 15 for 1
5 400 for 1 50 for 1 15 for 1 10 for 1 5 for 1 2 for 1
4 72 for 1 13 for 1 7 for 1 3 for 1 2 for 1 1 for 1
3 38 for 1 5 for 1 2 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1
2 12 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1
1 3.3 for 1
  House Edge 5.1250% 6.2025% 5.5509% 5.7124% 5.3620% 5.4620% 5.5094% 5.5187% 5.5544% 5.7515%

* If the 1st ball is amongst your selected balls all wins are multiplied by 4.

* Due to a variety of player and affiliate issues we would not recommend players sign-up with any casino using Saucify casino software.

 

 

TopGame

Numbers Picked 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Payoffs
15 10000 for 1
14 7500 for 1 2500 for 1
13 6000 for 1 2000 for 1 1200 for 1
12 4000 for 1 3000 for 1 1000 for 1 600 for 1
11 3000 for 1 2000 for 1 500 for 1 500 for 1 300 for 1
10 1800 for 1 1000 for 1 500 for 1 240 for 1 150 for 1 150 for 1
9 1200 for 1 600 for 1 180 for 1 250 for 1 80 for 1 50 for 1 50 for 1
8 720 for 1 80 for 1 30 for 1 25 for 1 72 for 1 20 for 1 12 for 1 15 for 1
7 100 for 1 90 for 1 20 for 1 10 for 1 15 for 1 24 for 1 5 for 1 5 for 1 5 for 1
6 75 for 1 36 for 1 19 for 1 8 for 1 5 for 1 6 for 1 4 for 1 4 for 1 3 for 1 2 for 1
5 50 for 1 30 for 1 12 for 1 6 for 1 4 for 1 3 for 1 2 for 1 2 for 1 3 for 1 2 for 1 1 for 1
4 12 for 1 15 for 1 3 for 1 6 for 1 3 for 1 2 for 1 2 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1
3 16 for 1 6 for 1 3 for 1 2 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1
2 9 for 1 2 for 1 2 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1
1 3 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1 0.5 for 1
House Edge 25.0000% 7.9114% 6.9620% 6.2115% 6.1263% 6.2135% 5.8481% 7.1045% 6.5662% 5.4603% 6.8992% 5.7787% 5.0961% 5.7289% 5.6141%

* Casinos using TopGame software typically have a far higher level of player issues than other casinos. As such we would not recommend players sign-up with any casino using TopGame software.

 

 

Vuetec

Numbers Picked 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Payoffs
10 10000 for 1
9 9000 for 1 1000 for 1
8 8000 for 1 800 for 1 200 for 1
7 5000 for 1 700 for 1 100 for 1 30 for 1
6 1000 for 1 250 for 1 70 for 1 20 for 1 7 for 1
5 500 for 1 30 for 1 20 for 1 6 for 1 5 for 1 3 for 1
4 105 for 1 10 for 1 6 for 1 6 for 1 3 for 1 2 for 1 2 for 1
3 50 for 1 5 for 1 3 for 1 2 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1
2 9 for 1 2 for 1 2 for 1 1 for 1 1 for 1
1 1 for 1
 0 1 for 1 2 for 1 2 for 1
House Edge 7.9114% 2.8724% 3.6833% 3.4352% 3.8958% 3.4060% 2.9870% 2.9026% 2.9079%

* Vuetec have always been one of the smaller casino software. Recently the small number of casinos that do use their software have started closing. As such we would not recommend players sign-up with any Vuetec casino.

Optimal Strategy and House Edge

 

 

Optimal Strategy

In the above tables you will be able to see the House Edge figures for each number of balls selected in each version of the game. The only strategy decision when playing Keno is to choose the number of balls than minimizes the House Edge.

It should be noted that the House Edge for online and offline are usually substantially different. While this article specifically looks at the online variations, reports suggest that the House Edge for offline Keno is usually substantially higher, often exceeding 20%. However the rate of play when playing offline is far slower than the online (or virtual) games. This means that while the House Edge figures for the online game may look far more attractive than the offline variants, these games can end up costing the player far more due to the increased volume of bets derived from the increased rate of play.

 

 

Odds for other games

Below we’ve included a calculator to allow you to derive the House Edge for any combination of paytable and ball selection;

 

 

Mathematics of Keno and Useful Numbers

For the more mathematically inclined we’ll include a basic example of how to calculate the House Edge for a specific number of balls selected with a specific paytable.

For this particular calculation we would recommend using Excel. As the numbers involved are often very large, the majority of scientific calculators will round off several digits resulting in less accurate calculations. As such below we will use Excel formatting to display the sum

For this example we’ll use the Playtech paytable for 5 balls selected

5        820 for 1

4          12 for 1

3            3 for 1

The sum to calculate the House edge would look as follows;

=((COMBIN(20,5)*819)+(COMBIN(20,4)*COMBIN(60,1)*11)+(COMBIN(20,3)*COMBIN(60,2)*2)-(COMBIN(80,5)-COMBIN(20,5)-( COMBIN(20,4)*COMBIN(60,1))- (COMBIN(20,3)*COMBIN(60,2))))/ COMBIN(80,5)

To give as simplified as possible an explanation of what the above means;

(COMBIN(20,5)*819) – The number of ways of choosing 5 balls from 20 multiplied by the payout for receiving 5 balls.

(COMBIN(20,4)*COMBIN(60,1)*11) – The number of ways of choosing 4 balls from the selected 20 alongside one non-selected ball multiplied by the payout for receiving 4 balls.

(COMBIN(20,3)*COMBIN(60,2)*2) – The number of ways of choosing 3 balls from the selected 20 alongside two non-selected balls multiplied by the payout for receiving 3 balls.

You sum the above to get the total won over every winning combination.

Then you subtract the losses for every non-winning combination;

(COMBIN(80,5)-COMBIN(20,5)-( COMBIN(20,4)*COMBIN(60,1))- (COMBIN(20,3)*COMBIN(60,2))

So the total number of ways to select 5 balls out of 80 minus the winning combinations from above.

Finally we divide the answer by the total number of ways to select 5 balls out of 80 to get the average loss on an individual round of play.

Below you’ll find table with some useful numbers for manual calculation of Keno House Edge figures if you don’t currently have access to Excel.

80c15 6635869816740560
80c14 1508152231077400
80c13 315136287090800
80c12 60246643120300
80c11 10477677064400
80c10 1646492110000
80c9 231900297200
80c8 28987537150
80c7 3176716400
80c6 300500200
80c5 24040016
80c4 1581580
80c3 82160
80c2 3160
80c1 80

20c15 15504
20c14 38760
20c13 77520
20c12 125970
20c11 167960
20c10 184756
20c9 167960
20c8 125970
20c7 77520
20c6 38760
20c5 15504
20c4 4845
20c3 1140
20c2 190
20c1 20

60c15 53194089192720
60c14 17345898649800
60c13 5166863427600
60c12 1399358844975
60c11 342700125300
60c10 75394027566
60c9 14783142660
60c8 2558620845
60c7 386206920
60c6 50063860
60c5 5461512
60c4 487635
60c3 34220
60c2 1770
60c1 60

90c15 45795673964460800
90c14 9038619861406740
90c13 1643385429346680
90c12 273897571557780
90c11 41604694413840
90c10 5720645481903
90c9 706252528630
90c8 77515521435
90c7 7471375560
90c6 622614630
90c5 43949268
90c4 2555190
90c3 117480
90c2 4005
90c1 90

70c15 721480692460864
70c14 193253756909160
70c13 47465835030320
70c12 10638894058520
70c11 2163842859360
70c10 396704524216
70c9 65033528560
70c8 9440350920
70c7 1198774720
70c6 131115985
70c5 12103014
70c4 916895
70c3 54740
70c2 2415
70c1 70

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