Keno games have become very popular with players around the world. The basic rules involved in playing both on land are similar to those of online keno games. Players must mark a maximum of 15 numbers on a ticket for the keno game. After that, 20 numbers will be drawn randomly and then players will receive payouts based on the number of selected numbers that were drawn in the game. Although the rules of the game for both land-based games and online keno games are similar, the game mechanics of these two are completely different.
Land-based keno games are essentially community games. They are typically played in keno parlors, where socializing is just as important with betting on the games. Here, players will mark their tickets and then submit them along with their bet amounts in the window. Throughout this process, players will interact with their family and friends as they do on any social occasion. When people buy all the keno tickets, the numbers are drawn and the winners are announced in the game. Players will then go back through the window to collect their winning amounts, as well as to purchase tickets for the next round, and simultaneously the socializing will continue in the keno room. In contrast, online keno is an individual game, which is played only by the player. Here, there are no interactions with other players and the numbers are drawn only for individual players and not for the entire community. Therefore, the complete online keno gaming environment becomes completely different from keno games on land.
Land based keno is one of the slow paced games. This is because players will buy keno tickets only one at a time and similarly collect the winning payouts, thus making a significant time gap between each keno ticket drawing. In contrast, online keno will operate at a breakneck pace. Here, only players need to buy tickets. As soon as the players mark a few numbers on the ticket, they can activate the online keno game. This means, here, that it requires just a minute or even less than that to complete all the players’ gaming formalities. The software will match the selected number and the numbers will be drawn and payments will be made automatically.
The game of online keno has one more advantage than land-based casinos. In land-based kenos, players must first check whether or not to pay and then collect their winnings within a specified time, which will be limited to showing the next round of the keno game. Now, in case any player does not realize their win, their winning payout will be suspended from the game of keno. However, there is no such problem in the case of online keno games. This is because the software will automatically credit players’ accounts as soon as the game is over and the in-game payment is due, therefore players are not required to claim their in-game winnings.
Land based casino games will also offer some specific variations that are not available in online kenos, making the game more interesting. These variations are mostly done with tickets, which means that land-based casinos are offering players different types of tickets such as split tickets, route tickets, combo tickets and king tickets along with a common direct ticket to attract players.