Keno games have become more and more popular in the gambling world nowadays. The rules of the game are pretty much the same when it comes to playing it in an actual casino and in online casinos.
Rules of Engagement
Players are tasked to mark a maximum of 15 numbers on a ticket when playing Keno. Afterwards, a machine will draw out 20 numbers in a random manner and players will be offered payouts based on the drawn numbers that matched their selection. With the rules for both online and land-based casinos are closely similar, but the gaming mechanics for both aspects is very different.
The land-based type Keno is usually for community games. Socializing is very important in wagering in the game. For instance, a player will be marking a ticket and submit it to the cashier and while waiting for the results, players will interact with other players or companions. After the preliminary stage is done, the machine will start drawing out numbers and the winners will be announced. Following the results, the player will then collect the winnings on the window and followed up by repurchasing of new tickets for the next round while socializing in the Keno lounge.
In contrast, playing the online version of Keno involves only the player alone. There are no interactions needed as the player draws out the 15 numbers. The machine will only draw out for that specific player and not for the whole gaming community.
Moreover, playing the game at Keno lounges is one of the past time games available in casinos. There will be time intervals in each round wherein the player will have to buy the ticket and wait out for the tickets to be sold out and while playing in the online version, expect it to be more of a fast-paced game. In the online aspect, the game only requires the players to purchase the tickets and it can start the drawing right away compared to the waiting time in Keno lounges. In addition, players can use the same ticket over and over with the autoplay option on the software which makes the process even faster.
In an instance that a player in the Keno lounges misses his/her winning payout, the winning ticket will be null and void when within the specified time. In contrast, playing in online Keno would cost the player none of that because the program will automatically credit the winnings of that round to the player’s account after each round.
Lastly, land-based Keno provides specific variations that are not applicable or available in the online aspect, which makes the battle for supremacy a little bit exciting. Keno lounges offer different tickets that can give better odds to the players namely, way tickets, split tickets, king tickets, combination tickets and with the common straight tickets. This is a great way to even out the land-based players and online players.