Unlike the standard video keno games which you can find at your local pub or club, live keno sees a traditional live draw using a barrel full of numbered balls. It is not a game of random number generator (RNG). High Definition video streaming, a simple online betting interface, and fun, friendly croupiers make this a must-try for fans of real cash keno games. Here we will talk about live dealer keno.
Ezugi is the only software provider to offer this unique live dealer title – live dealer specialists stick to the standard blackjack, roulette, and poker.
Live keno is only available in real money mode – so sign up now with the right casino and make your first deposit to earn a cash bonus and free spins to use on the pokies.
How to start with live draw keno
There are two key requirements for playing live dealer keno:
Real money: As mentioned above, you can only play live dealer games with real casino credits. This is because the games are much more expensive to run than your standard RNG titles – free play simply isn’t cost-effective. G’Day offers several trusted deposit methods – such as Visa, MasterCard, Neteller, Skrill, and Paysafecard – which are all safeguarded by 128-bit Secure Socket Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) connection digital encryptions for maximum online banking security.
High-speed Internet: To get the very most out of your live dealer experience, you need a fast and reliable Internet connection. As a rough rule, we would say you need ADSL1 or better. You can make do with a less advanced setup, but the video quality will suffer and regular mid-game dropouts could become an issue. You can decrease the video quality if this is the case.
Log into your account balance which must have balance and then click on the ‘Live Casino’ option under the ‘Game Categories’ section on the left of the page. You will then notice the ‘Live Keno’ table – click on that and you can get playing.
It is important to note you need your popups enabled as the title appears in a separate browser. If the live dealer menu does not appear, check your computer’s security settings, ensure the Firewall isn’t preventing all popup windows, and try again.
How to Play Live Dealer Keno
Once the Live Keno window has loaded, the video feed will appear, with the betting layout across the bottom along with the action bar – here you can adjust stakes, make bets, etc. There’s also a display in the top right, where we can view payouts, bet history, live chat, and more.
If you enter a Live Keno room between plays, the video screen will show a timer counting down to the next round. Drawings take place every three minutes and all bets must be placed before the timer reaches zero, at which point the HD video stream will return to the casino floor for the live draw.
Live keno bets and payouts
Ezugi is the only software provider offering live dealer title – live dealer specialists stick the standard blackjack, poker and roulette. Ezugi’s live dealer keno game is played with 80 balls, numbered 1 to 80, of which 20 are drawn each round. We can cover up to eight numbers per drawing, with a minimum stake of $1 and a maximum bet of $50.
Payout odds you can see on the top right of the screen as you select your numbers, and will fluctuate depending on how many you decide to cover. For example: if we choose to cover two balls with a $1 bet, the display shows a return of $1 for one number and $6 should both be drawn; but if we cover three balls, the odds will be $3 for two hits and $25 for three, with no return for a single number.
You get the best return rates by covering eight balls, as follows;
- Four hits – 4:1
- Five hits – 15:1
- Six hits – 50:1
- Seven hits – 200:1
- Eight hits – 1500:1
However, we must hit at least four winners to earn a dividend when playing this many spots.
To select your balls; simply click on the corresponding numbers on the layout. Or you can also opt for eight random numbers by clicking ‘Pick For Me’ – and that’s it. There is no other confirmation process. So just sit back and wait for the draw. All bets are confirmed as soon as the timer hits zero, so it helps to make sure you’ve got your stakes and selections in well before time.