Where to Play Keno in New South Wales

Where to Play Keno in New South Wales

New South Wales Keno is managed by Tabcorp Holdings – a gaming operator and also by Clubs NSW. Tabcorp Holding is licensed for NSW keno till 2016 but they got an extension till 2050 for $25 Million. The company offers keno to more than one million customers all over New South Wales which is spread across 1800 venues, including clubs, pubs, hotels and anywhere with TAB facilities.

You can get keno both in paper ticket form or electronically via gaming machines at your local pub, club or RSL.

Play Keno at TAB

Play Keno in New South Wales

You can play Keno TAB at the local lottery retail store near you by buying a physical ticket


You can play Keno TAB by buying tickets online with your PC or with Keno TAB app on your mobile. To open a Keno online account, download the Keno App and tap ‘Sign Up’. To open a Keno account you must be a resident of NSW and 18 years or over.

When playing Keno TAB games online you need to open your Keno account at the TAB website. The Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006 requires Keno to verify the identity of every customer who opens a Keno account. This means you need to verify your full legal name, your date of birth and your current residential address.

Once you are verified you can buy a keno games ticket to play keno online. Keno utilises secure encryption processes to secure all betting transactions and account management transactions, including deposits.

You can be sure that maximum security is in place when you use your Keno account and purchase the ticket online.

Also, remember you cannot withdraw your wins from your account until your ID has been successfully verified. Only turned-over funds can be withdrawn. Your withdrawal balance is displayed in the My Account section.

You can withdraw money to your bank account by selecting the Bank withdrawal option in the My Account section. No limits apply to withdrawals to your bank account. Money withdrawn to your bank account will be available within 1 to 2 business days, depending upon your financial institution.

Play Keno at Venue

RSL Keno

Keno at NSW Venue also is offered by TAB only. These venues can be local pubs, clubs or any such place that has a TAB Keno terminal.

To play Keno, fill out a Keno game card, play via the Keno Touch (a self-service machine where you can process your ticket yourself) or ask your Keno Operator to play. Keno game cards are available from designated Keno game card holders, located around any participating venue. Keno game cards must be filled out using a grey lead pencil.

To fill out a Keno game card, select the following:

  • How many numbers do you want to play? Most people play 1 to 10 numbers or could play 15, 20 or 40.
  • Which numbers you’d like to play, ranging from 1 to 80?
  • How much you’d like to spend per game?
  • How many games you’d like to play?
  • Once complete, take your Keno game card to the Keno cashier and hand it to the Keno Operator who will process the card and take payment.

Winning and Jackpots

Keno Adelaide

To win on Keno, pick how many numbers you’d like to play, ranging from 1 – 10, 15, 20 or 40. 20 numbers are drawn from the 80 available on the Keno game grid (shown on dedicated Keno screens at your local, or played live online on in all jurisdictions except QLD). Match the numbers you play to the numbers drawn for your chance to win a prize.

You can play Keno for one game or over multiple games.

Even when you don’t match all your numbers, you could still be in with a chance to win a prize.

Note that whether you play Keno TAB games online or at the venue the Jackpots on the game are the same in NSW, VIC, QLD and ACT. With the introduction of jackpot pooling the Keno Classic 7, 8, 9 and 10 spot jackpots are pooled nationally and also with the introduction of jackpot pooling the Keno Mega Millions 7, 8, 9 and 10 spot jackpots are pooled nationally.

Play Keno at online casinos


Keno is also found at Australian-friendly online casinos. All you need is to pick your gaming device be it mobile, tablet or PC and type the online casino URL or site address on your web or mobile browser. You get access to the site instantly to play Keno.

There are many variants of Keno games to be found at online casinos all powered by top-notch gaming brands like Microgaming, NetEnt, Betsoft or RTG.

Simply place a bet of less than a dollar to begin to play such video keno games. Many keno games are in an interactive format like pokies machines. Example Monkey Keno from Microgaming. Such games are really fun to play and more popular than lottery keno games. At online casinos you can play keno games for free or with real AUD, that’s your choice.

You can play Keno online also visiting the casinos online with your mobile or PC or tablet.


Types of Keno games at NSW lotteries

Keno games- Classic and Mega millions

There are Keno classic games, Keno Mega Millions Lotto and other jackpot games to enjoy.

If you plan to play keno at land-based venues in NSW, you just have to pick one to 20 numbers (you can also grab 15 number or even 40 number games) out of the 80 numbers provided on the paper form, by crossing the numbers that you select.

You have to carry your form to the attendant of the keno venue and they will put through your selections. You can then look at the screen/s at the keno venue to view your game/s or you can also download the keno app to your smartphone to see the results if you can’t get close enough to a screen.

Although most venues use to draw the numbers manually, the majority of keno games you will find in NSW are automated. It is based on Random Number Generator (RNG) software which is the same software used for keno variants online.

You may also find keno drawn by croupiers at casinos in NSW but going online you can find a live dealer keno variant, where the numbers are drawn manually.

In every game of Keno, 20 numbers are randomly drawn and the numbers you choose are termed as spots. If your numbers (that you crossed) are called this means your spots are caught and you will be paid accordingly. In case your numbers match the drawn numbers, you have the chance to win up to $1,000,000 for spending just $1. But remember – the chances are quiet with a house edge of 15-30% at most land-based venues. If you win, you are paid as per the number of numbers you chose correctly.

Select Play Head or Tails Keno

NT Keno- Heads or Tails

You have the choice of playing Heads or Tails, which you can see on the back of the Keno form. It is up to you to select whether or not there will be more numbers drawn in either the Heads or Tails section as detailed on the form. Once you have made up your mind, you simply pick how many games you want to play and how much per game. You will then be paid 2:1 for every correct game.

This is how you can easily play online or offline Keno without spending much! It is a fun game of luck, and if you have been lucky you may become a millionaire for spending just few a dollars.