Where to Play NT (Northern Territory) Keno?

NT Keno
NT Keno

Northern Territory Keno

1.How to play NT Keno
2.Where to play NT Keno
3.NT Keno 10 spots
4.NT Keno Jackpot
5.What is Way Bet
6.NT Keno Results
7.NT Keno Payout Limit
8.NT Keno winner

Northern Territory Keno

Northern Territory Keno is a lottery-style game that is played in the Northern Territory of Australia. It is a popular form of punting and is offered by various licensed venues and online platforms in the Northern Territory.

When you say Northern Territory Keno or NT Keno you at once think of Skycity Darwin now known as Mindil Beach Casino & Resort.  Though Northern Territory Keno means Keno games played in the Northern region of Australia and NT Keno a land based Keno is run by Mindil Beach Casino & Resort Darwin the only casino in Darwin. Also you can find Keno game in more than over 70 venues in the Northern Territory region.

NT Keno is the only operator to host live ball keno instead of using random number generator software, and that is the reason as players  opt to play at a land-based casino rather than in an online casino. But if you are preferring to play NT Keno then it is better to play at reputed online  casinos only for a RNG Keno game.

How to play NT Keno

How to play NT Keno
NT Keno can be played with $1
  • To play Northern Territory Keno, you need to purchase a ticket or a betting slip from an authorized outlet or an online platform.
  • NT Keno is an easy numbers game (lottery type) where 20 numbers are drawn from a total of 80.
  • There are a total of 80 numbers and  you can choose from one to 10, 15, 20, or a maximum of 40 numbers you think will be drawn for the standard games.
  • You can choose from 1-10, 15, 20 or 40 numbers per game.
  • Play a game for a minimum of $1, no matter how many numbers you choose to play.
  • NT Keno offers a range of bets and prizes.
  • The ticket will have spaces where you can select your desired numbers.
  • To determine your choices put an ‘x’ through each ‘spot’ (number) and then pick how many games you want to play and how much you wish to wager on each game.
  • You can choose to play a specific number of spots, which refers to the number of numbers you want to select.
  • The more spots you play, the higher the potential prize, but the odds of winning decrease as well.
  • Choose your own numbers or try your luck with a Quick Pick.
  • Once you have the form filled out you need to hand it into the keno operator or bar attendant who will put your numbers through and you then simply wait for the results.
  • Wins are based on how many numbers on your ticket match those in the game draw.
  • The numbers are drawn live by a human dealer instead of RNG software determining the results.
  • Once the drawing takes place, if your selected numbers match the winning numbers, you win a prize based on the amount wagered, the number of spots played, and the specific pay table for that game.
  • The prize amounts can vary depending on the number of matches and the total number of spots played.

Where to play NT Keno

Where to play NT Keno
NT Keno can be played at Darwin

Mindil Beach Casino & Resort operates NT Keno live under an agreement with the Northern Territory Government. There are over 70 venues, such as pubs, clubs, and taverns, which televise NT Keno across the Territory including the following locations:

  • Alice Springs
  • Arnhem Highway
  • Ayres Rock
  • Batchelor
  • Berry Springs
  • Cape Crawford
  • Darwin
  • Palmerston
  • Darwin River
  • Gove/Nhulunbuy
  • Groote Eylandt/Alyangula
  • Jabiru
  • Katherine
  • Mataranka
  • Noonamah
  • Pine Creek
  • Tennant Creek

For specific venues, visit the Mindil Beach Casino & Resort website. If you can’t get to a venue you can play keno variants, both traditional and unique, made by top casino software developers online.

NT Keno 10 spots

NT Keno 10 spot
NT Keno 10 spot

You can play for just $1 and have the chance to win a minimum of $1 Million when you play the 10 Spot Jackpot.

In NT Keno, “10 Spots” refers to a specific way of playing the game where players select 10 numbers out of the available numbers, usually ranging from 1 to 80. By choosing 10 spots, you are indicating that you want to play with a total of 10 numbers on your ticket or betting slip.

The objective of playing 10 Spots in NT Keno is to match as many of your selected numbers as possible with the numbers drawn during the random drawing. The more numbers you match, the higher the potential prize you can win.

The specific pay table and prize amounts for 10 Spots in NT Keno can vary, and they are typically displayed at the venues or online platforms where the game is offered. The prize amounts are determined by factors such as the number of spots played, the amount wagered, and the number of matches achieved.

It’s important to note that playing more spots in Keno increases the potential prize, but it also decreases the odds of winning since you need to match a higher number of numbers. It’s a trade-off between risk and reward.

If you are interested in playing NT Keno with 10 Spots, you can purchase a ticket or a betting slip from an authorized outlet or an online platform that offers the game. Make sure to familiarize yourself with the rules, pay table, and any specific instructions provided by the venue or platform before placing your wager.

  • NT Keno Super Play: You can opt for automated numbers, similarly to QuickPick, but with more ways to win with super play.  There are 10 Superplay options to pick from with the maximum costing $15 where you get 15 chances to win all spots from one to 10 on the one ticket, including all jackpot games too.
  • NT Keno Heads or Tails: You can also play Heads or Tails, which is generally located on the back of the form or on a separate form – or you can tell your operator too. You simply pick whether 11 or more numbers will be drawn in the top half for Heads, or 11 or more numbers will be drawn in the bottom half for Tails. You can also opt for Even, where 10 numbers are evenly drawn in the top and bottom grid. The maximum bet per game is $500 for Heads or Tails.

NT Keno Jackpot

Quickpick NT Keno Jackpot
Quickpick NT Keno Jackpot Ticket

NT Keno Jackpots (6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 Spots) have a minimum value and continue to grow until they are won. The 10 Spot Jackpot has a minimum of $1 million prize money.

To play Quick Pick Jackpot you need to choose how many combinations and how many games on which Jackpot. The numbers will be randomly generated and you will have more chances on each game on the same ticket.

Just like the lottery, where you can have multiple combinations on the same Spot for how many games you want. You get to choose what Spot and how many chances. The system will generate the numbers for you.

  • Select which Spot you want to play
  • Select how many chances you want for each game
  • Mark how much to play per chance in each game
  • Mark the number of consecutive games to be played.

 An example is 10 chances (A to J) on a 10 Spot for one game will have 10 sets of randomly selected rows of 10 numbers for 1 game of 10 Spot Jackpot . At the time of writing the 10 Spot Jackpot was $1,463,800.13

What is Way Bet

Way Bet Keno Ticket NT
Way Bet Keno Ticket NT
  • Way Bet allows you to play more than one Spot and/or jackpot on a single ticket and game, similar to the Superplay, but where you can choose your numbers.
  • Ways are created by combining one or more groups of numbers. Each way represents a separate bet on the ticket.
  • You may only select ways totalling 1-40 numbers. It is not possible to have the same number in more than one group.
  • Choose the numbers you would like and mark each group with A, B, C, D etc. You may only select ways totaling 1 to 40 Spots.
  • You can mark your own numbers into groups to form all possible Spot combinations from your groups if you play ALL WAYS, or you can choose your OWN WAYS for your choice of which Spots to play. It is the amount of numbers correctly matched in each way selected that determine your prize, not the total numbers you match.

NT Keno Results

NT Keno Results
NT Keno Results Displayed on Screen

Results for NT Keno are available online only at the NT Keno site. You can check your ticket at any NT Keno venue. NT Keno winnings are paid out on the printed receipt ticket only and can be claimed through any NT Keno terminal up to 365 days after the bet has been placed.

If you are no longer in the Northern Territory, you need to provide a scanned copy of your ticket ensuring the following details are legible:

  • 16 digit serial numbers located below the barcode at the top of the ticket
  • Date and time purchased
  • Venue ticket purchased from
  • Number of games played ie. 10 games: 100 – 109
  • Total cost of ticket

Your ticket will be checked and you will be notified on what to do if there are any wins.

Do not discard your NT Keno ticket as it will be required should you be holding a winning ticket. As printed on the back of the NT Keno ticket: “Prizes shall be paid upon presentation of the original tickets within twelve (12) calendar months of the date of purchase”

  • On Spot games the minimum bet is $1 and maximum bet is $9,999, Heads or Tails maximum bet is $500 per ticket. No cent bets are allowed.
  • NT Keno has a 1,000 game cycle, with the maximum games on one ticket being 1,000.
  • If there is more than one winner on a Jackpot, the Jackpot will be shared and abated proportionately.

You can also find information about NT Keno results through local news outlets, lottery result websites, or by contacting the Northern Territory Government or relevant gaming and gambling authorities in the Northern Territory.

NT Keno Payout Limit

The payout limit per NT Keno game is $200,000 (not including Jackpot pools or prizes won of $200 or less). Therefore, if the total value of prizes in any one game exceeds $200,000, the keno payouts to all major prize winners exceeding $200 are prorated proportionally to their win.

Pro-rating applies to fixed-odds prizes over $200 (not including wins of $200 or less). Prizes that would be pro-rated below $200 would be scaled to a minimum of $200.

Each way of a Combination (Ways) bets are assessed independently. The non-fixed odds components of Jackpot wins are not subject to pro-rating (but are subject to sharing if a jackpot was won by more than one person on a game).

For instance if there are three major wins on one game of $200,000, $140,000 and $60,000 the payouts will abate to $100,000, $70,000 and $30,000 respectively, resulting in a total payment of $200,000 for that game, not including prizes less $200 that were won on that game.

NT Keno Winner

Northern Territory Keno winners can vary from drawing to drawing, and the specific information regarding winners is typically not readily available or publicly disclosed. If you are interested in finding out about recent NT Keno winners you need to check the official Northern Territory Keno website and local news outlets. It’s important to note that lottery winners often have the option to remain anonymous, so not all winners may be publicly announced or known.

There are many NT Keno winners every year. In 2018 there were 2 lucky Territorians won big on NT Keno over the weekend. The first lucky punter claimed $331,953 after purchasing a winning ticket at the Parap Tavern. The second winner bought their ticket at the Katherine Country Club and won more than $81,000.

Territorians have won over $41 million on Keno and that figure could be eclipsed in 2018 with the 10 Spot currently sitting at over $1.8 million. The 10 spot jackpot reached $2.4 million in 2018 when it was won at SKYCITY from a $10 ticket. The last Territorian to win the 10 Spot before that took home $3 million after playing a game at the Humpty Doo Tavern in November 2015.


You can play NT Kenp for just $1 and have the chance to win a minimum of $1 Million when you play the 10 Spot Jackpot! Northern Territory Keno offers a range of bets and prizes; you can choose your own lucky numbers or try your luck with a Quickpick.

In the Northern Territory, Keno drawings occur regularly throughout the day. The number of drawings and the specific times may vary depending on the venue and the platform where you are playing. Typically, the results of the drawings are displayed on screens in the participating venues.


Q1. How do I play NT Keno?

To play NT Keno, you can visit licensed venues such as pubs, clubs, or hotels in Darwin that offer the game. You can purchase a ticket or betting slip from the designated keno counter or self-service keno terminals at these venues. Simply choose your numbers and the number of spots you wish to play, and hand in your ticket or betting slip with your wager to participate in the game.

Q2. What are the operating hours for Keno in Darwin?

The operating hours for Keno in Darwin can vary depending on the venue. Most venues offering Keno have specific hours when you can purchase tickets and participate in the game. It’s advisable to check the opening and closing times of the keno counters or terminals at the particular venue you plan to visit.

Q3. How often are Keno drawings held?

NT Keno drawings are held regularly throughout the day in Darwin. The specific frequency of the drawings can vary between venues, but typically, there are several drawings that take place every few minutes. The exact schedule of the drawings and the availability of the results can be found at the venue or on the official NT Keno website.

Q4. What are the prize amounts for NT Keno?

The prize amounts in Keno depend on various factors, including the number of spots played, the amount wagered, and the specific pay table for the game. Each venue may have its own pay table, and the prize amounts can differ. It’s best to check the pay table at the venue or refer to the official Keno website for detailed information on prize amounts for different spots and wagering levels.

Q5. Can I check the NT Keno results online in Darwin?

Yes, you can check the NT Keno results online in Darwin. The official NT Keno website provides up-to-date information on the results of the drawings. Additionally, some licensed venues may also display the results on screens within their premises. Checking the results online or at the venue will allow you to see if your selected numbers match the winning numbers and if you have won a prize.