Keno By Christina Applebaum Keno Rules The player makes a bet and chooses his numbers, theses are his picks. The numbers there are to choose from are 1 through 80. In Video Keno the numbers are chosen by touching them on a screen. When playing Live Keno in a casino the numbers are chosen by marking them on a slip of paper. The amount of picks the player may make depends on the game. Typically it is either 2 to 10 or 1 to 15, and sometimes as many as 20. Though to date, there are no records of a keno player matching all 20 numbers. 20 out of 80 balls are then randomly chosen. If any of the random 20 numbers chosen match any of the players picks, that is known as a catch. The player is paid according to how many numbers he catches multiplied by the player's original bet. Some casinos even have a large payout for a catch of 0 out of 20 on a 20 pick ticket. The Payback Much like the Lottery, Keno is a game of pure chance. The payback percentages For Keno are very low. Somewhere between 65% - 80% which means the casino advantage or "house edge" is 20% to 35%. that makes playing this game one of the worst bets you can make. In my opinion, live Keno players should consider changing to Bingo where the players experience with the game may actually affect the outcome of the game.