Online Keno Games At Australian Online Casinos
Keno is said to originate from a Chinese gambling game. It offers very high payout ratios but at low average returns. Players usually wager small amounts that they do not mind losing, but can be rewarded handsomely if the get a good match. You begin with a ticket that has the numbers 1 to 80 on it. You mark up to 10 or 15 spots on the ticket and face a payout table that depends on the number of spots marked. 20 numbers are drawn at random and you receive a payout from the relevant table based on the match between the marked and drawn numbers.
Microgaming online keno casino games
In Microgaming Keno you begin by selecting the bet amount. Then you mark the spots on the ticket by clicking on the desired numbers. These will turn be highlighted in green. You can mark up to 15 spots. Then you click the Play button. Balls are fired from a bubble chamber onto the ticket. If they hit a marked number it changes colour to red. The number of red spots is the number of hits. The payout table starts with one spot selected. If that spot is hit you get paid 3x the bet. Since you can mark up to 15 numbers there are 15 different payout tables. Most Australian players would wager on keno with the maximum number of spots marked. Up to two hits on the 15-spot payout table do not result in payouts. Three hits pay 0.5x the bet. 15 hits pay 10,000x the bet.
Microgaming has another online keno variant called Monkey Keno. The background has a South Sea Islands theme that makes the screen look more cheerful. The payout tables are the same. There is a Quick Pick feature that randomly marks the spots on the ticket. There is an auto play feature as well.
Playtech online keno casino games
Playtech Keno is essentially played in the same way. The glaring difference is that you can mark a maximum of 10 spots. The payout tables start with two spots selected. The payout for one hit in this payout table is even money and the payout for two hits is 9x the bet. The payout table for 10 spots is of greater interest. Up to four hits on the 10-spot payout table do not result in payouts. Five hits pay 5x the bet. 10 hits pay 10,000x the bet. After marking the spots you have the option of playing one ticket or of playing five tickets with the same numbers marked.
Playtech offers two other online keno variants. Fortune Keno has a fortune teller background theme. The payout tables and the game play are identical to Playtech Keno. Keno Xperiment is set in a laboratory. Again there is no change in the payout tables. A random pick feature has been added that can be set for the number of spots you want to mark. If you play with five tickets you have the option of playing with the same numbers or randomly chosen different set of numbers every time.
NetEnt online keno casino games
NetEnt offers only one online keno variant called Bonus Keno, bit it is more exciting than the games of the other software providers. You can mark a maximum of 10 spots. The payout tables start with two spots selected. The payout for one hit in this payout table is even money and the payout for two hits is 7x the bet. The payout table for 10 spots does not pay for up to two hits. Three hits pay 0.5x the bet. 10 hits pay 10,000x the bet. The auto play feature can give you up to 1000 rounds with the same numbers marked. The auto pick feature is also available.
A joker may randomly appear on the ticket and is collected in the top left corner. When you collect five jokers (and this will usually happen over the course of several rounds) the bonus round is triggered. In this round your payout will be doubled, but the bet will be equal to the lowest bet you have made between the first and the fifth joker. Bonus Keno has a progressive jackpot. This is hit when the numbers that are drawn reveal the jackpot symbol. If the jackpot is hit in the bonus round then the payout is not doubled. Playing with 5 credits gives you the full progressive jackpot. Lower bets give you a proportionate amount of the jackpot.