Definitions for kenoˈki noʊ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a game of chance, adapted from lotto.
Origin of keno:
1805–15; < F quine five (winning numbers) (蠐 L quinī five each) + (lott )o
lotto, bingo, beano, keno(noun)
a game in which numbered balls are drawn at random and players cover the corresponding numbers on their cards
A gambling game, a variety of the game of lotto, played with balls or knobs, numbered, and cards also numbered.
Origin: From French quine, with reference to a set of five winning lottery numbers.
a gambling game, a variety of the game of lotto, played with balls or knobs, numbered, and cards also numbered
Keno is a lottery or bingo gambling game often played at modern casinos, and is also offered as a game in some state lotteries. A traditional live casino keno game uses a circular glass enclosure called a "bubble" containing 80 balls which determine the ball draw result. Each ball is imprinted with a number 1 through 80. During the ball draw, a blower pushes air into the bubble and mixes the balls. A "caller" presses a lever opening a tube, where the balls lift one at a time into a "V" shaped tube called the "rabbit ears". The caller and a "verifier" record each of 20 balls drawn, and the computerized keno system calculates all wagers based on the numbers drawn. Players wager by marking an "S" over the "spot" choices on a blank keno ticket form with 80 numbered selection boxes. After all players successfully place their wagers, the casino draws 20 balls at random. Some casinos automatically call the ball draw at preset timed intervals regardless of whether or not players are waiting to place a wager. Each casino sets its own series of pay scale choices called "paytables". The player is paid based on how many numbers drawn match the numbers selected on the ticket and according to the paytable selected with regard to the wager amount. Players will find a wide variation of keno paytables from casino to casino and a large deviation in the house edge set for each of those paytables. Additionally, each casino typically offers many different paytables and specialty keno bets for customers to choose from, each with its own unique house edge. No two casinos' keno paytables are identical. There are several Reno and Las Vegas casinos offering as many as 20 or 30 different paytables from which the player can choose.
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