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Keno - Learn About Aussie Keno

Keno is a game that is known to one and all. But it really hasn't been played by all on a regular basis. In a land-based casino, the demographic playing the game has been rather old, but things are a bit different when the game is offered in an online gaming establishment.

Keno is one of the oldest games; in fact, it dates all the way back to the ancient Chinese. Back then, the numbers were carted back and forth by messengers and took days. In a land-based casino it doesn't take quite so long, although it does operate at something of a slow pace. Keno isn't really considered one of those "active" games; it is more passive, in that you can play it while you're doing other things. You just fill out a ticket and give it to the keno attendant, and continue to go about your business until the numbers are drawn.

The way the game works is that there are 80 available spots on the keno "card," which will come to you electronically via the website. You have the option of selecting up to fifteen numbers on that card, which will represent the numbers you are hoping to match. Then the winning numbers themselves are drawn at random, and the program that operates the online keno game will automatically determine if you are a winner, and if so, how much you will win. The pay table will differ according to which online casino you are playing at, so we don't want to generalize, but suffice it to say that if you were to hit all fifteen of your numbers you would have a huge jackpot in store for you.

The payout percentages are also different according to which keno software is being used. Admittedly there are subtle differences, but the payouts on the Microgaming and WagerWorks software is considered to be higher than that of Realtime Gaming and Playtech, for example.

In the physical casino setting, the pace is very slow, as we mentioned, and that is sufficient to accommodate the demographic that is known to patronize the game the most there, which is the older demographic. Things can be much different in the online setting. It isn't so much that it excludes the more "mature" audience, but it includes those you are younger and may have shorter attention spans. Keep in mind that in online gaming, in large part, the customer is in control, and can set his or her own pace, and that literally has the potential to transform keno from a slow game to a very fast-paced game, changing the dynamic entirely.

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