Keno strategy

How to win at Keno

Keno is essentially a game of chance, so there isn't as much room for employing strategy as there is in, say Sic Bo or Punto Banco / Baccarat.

However, there are a couple of factors a Keno player needs to understand in order to improve their chance of winning:

1. How many numbers to choose.
2. The payout for matching those numbers.

How many numbers you choose will depend on your risk profile (see below) - i.e. are you a higher risk player looking for the maximum payout, or are you a slow, steady player who'd prefer to get consistent smaller wins?

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Once you know how many numbers you're looking to match, you can make the next decision - where to play. Different online casinos have different payouts for the same results, so it's extremely important to choose the casino that will give you the maximum payout on a winning bet.

The table below shows the payouts at our recommended casinos, in the following categories:

Category A :  Bovada and Dreams (RTG software)
Category B :  Ladbrokes, betfair, William Hill, bet365 and Winner (Playtech)
Category C :  Spin Palace (Microgaming)
Category D :  Miami Club, Black Diamond, Guts (Various).

As an example, if your preference is to match just 3 numbers, one of the Category B casinos would pay the highest at 47 to 1. If you were looking to match 7 numbers, a Category A casino would pay 8,000 to 1, much more than a Category D at just 100 to 1.

Match Category A Category B Category C Category D
1 3 n/a n/a 3
2 15 9 15 9
3 45 47 45 16
4 155 91 100 12
5 850 820 400 50
6 2000 1600 800 75
7 8000 7000 3000 100
8 30,000 10,000 7000 720
9 50,000 10,000 8000 1200
10 100,000 10,000 9000 1800
11 100,000 n/a n/a 3000
12 100,000 n/a n/a 4000
13 100,000 n/a n/a 6000
14 100,000 n/a n/a 7500
15 100,000 n/a n/a 10,000

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