There is often a comparison made between bingo, the lottery, and one other similar game of an Asian origin – keno. If you have played either bingo or the lottery before then you may find that, to this game is very easy to get into, as it is quite similar and has many elements which will be familiar to you. It all centres around a card marked with numbers, though the format of this card may be different depending on where you are playing it, and you will find that you can play it at land-based casinos or Keno halls which have an area set aside for the game or at online casinos which feature it as well. There are plenty of options for getting into this game, which will allow you to choose how you access it and give you the best possible experience according to your tastes.
The way that the game is played is quite simple. First of all, you choose the numbers which are on your card – though you may have a computer select them if you wish to. Then you go ahead and submit your ticket to be purchased, and when you get the official confirmation that it is yours, you can wait for the game to begin. Make sure to check your ticket at this stage, because generally speaking if there are any issues on it you will not be able to have them changed once the game has begun. As soon as you start to play keno you will see where the comparisons to bingo and the lottery begin: the game has several numbers being called out one by one, or all at once if you opt for a speed version, out of a selection of possible numbers which is the same as the group numbers that you chose your card from. When it comes to the end of the game, you will find out what kind of payout you get – but here is where the game has a unique feature which is not found anywhere else. The payout is based on how many of the numbers you matched up, rather than on which line they were on or where on your card they were, and the payout is also based on the probability of you matching a certain amount of numbers. This means that it is not a simple case of getting no payout for zero, a small payout for one, a slightly higher payout for two, and so forth – rather, you will find that you actually do get a payout for matching no numbers, because it is somewhat unusual to manage to do so. The payout increases as the probability of getting the matches decreases, and so you will find that getting eighteen or more numbers matched has the highest payout of all as it is very unusual to be able to do so.
In fact, it has never been recorded in history for anyone to get a full match of keno numbers on their card, which means that if you ever did manage to do so you would be the first person who had ever managed it. The probability of it happening is incredibly low, but of course probability does dictate that there is therefore a chance for it to happen sooner or later. Only time will tell whether or not someone will ever managed to get that elusive match, but if you are an avid player then perhaps you had better keep your fingers crossed that it might just be you who is lucky enough to get it one day!