The total amount that casino is liable to payout in a single round. If reached, players may have to accept reduced winnings. For a game like Keno where the total payouts could become insanely high, this is a necessary feature for the casino to include.
Ping pong balls labeled with the numbers from one to eighty. Drawn at random to determine the winners of any given Keno round. These are to Keno as dice are to craps, or as the wheel is to roulette.
A player's available sum of money for use in Keno.
The total amount of money wagered by a player in a single round of Keno, on a single ticket.
The casino employee that literally calls out the winning numbers during a Keno game.
The time right before Keno balls are drawn. No casino tickets can be written while the game is closed.
The panel of twenty Keno balls that are "drawn" in any given round. This displays the winning numbers.
A collection of unmarked, circled spots.
The digital display that shows which numbers make up the draw.
A slang term for the device used to mix up and, ultimately draw, the Keno balls. Don't be surprised if you run into a shockingly large number of other players that aren't familiar with this important term.
A slang term for a winning spot. Achieved when one of your spots matches a number in the round's draw.
A slang term for the casino.
The percentage of any given wager that the casino is statistically expected to retain over the long run. A high house edge is bad for players but good for the casino. Keno has a house edge of approximately 30%, which makes it higher than average.
Appears on a Keno ticket as a way to show which numbers are spots. Often made with a black crayon provided by the casino specifically for this purpose.
The opposite of closed. Any point in time when the casino is accepting more Keno wagers for the coming draw.
The diagram that explains exactly how much any given win is worth.
A template offered by the house. A punch out matches your original Keno ticket, but all of the numbers from the draw are punched out. This makes it significantly easier for players to quickly check for winning tickets. Just lay it over your ticket and see which of the spots show through the holes.
Random Number Generator
A mechanism in video Keno games, including online casinos, that is used to randomly create the draw. A completely fair and unpredictable tool for operating a Keno game, as well as other casino games.
A slang term for any of the numbers that have been marked on a Keno ticket.
The piece of paper that players use to make their Keno wagers. It has a grid with eighty numbers (from one to eighty) and players can mark their spots and choose their bet size on this document. A copy should be given to the player after the wager is made.
A popular way of playing Keno which is set up by the host casino. A series of games are offered and players compete to outperform each other and win the overall prize money. One of the best ways to shake your game up, because a Keno tournament has a totally different feel and pace than a traditional Keno session.
Any Keno ticket that contains two or more distinct bets.
A casino employee that interacts with the keno players. Responsibilities include accepting completed Keno tickets, creating the official digital ticket, accepting the money for all wagers, and paying any players with winning tickets. Don't mistakenly call these employees "dealers".