The number of chosen numbers that match those numbers that have been drawn by the house.
Chase the Old Man
A keno playing strategy whereby a player chooses the numbers that appear to be coming up more often than others.
A ticket that combines a number of different choices, allowing the possibility of making more than one wager with a single ticket.
House Keno Brochure
A brochure that indicates to a player what the usual bets and payouts are in a year.
A game where the house draws 20 balls at random from a total of 80 balls numbered 1 through 80. The player attempts to guess what numbers the house will draw.
Screens found throughout a casino that indicate the numbers drawn in a keno game.
Casino employees offered as a courtesy for keno players who are involved in another activity such as dining or playing poker but also want to continue playing keno. Keno runners are identified by the sash they wear, usually displaying the word keno and the tray with black tickets that they carry. Runners take the players tickets to the dealer, have a copy made and wait for the chosen numbers before returning to the player with the results.
A piece of paper each player obtains that is numbered 1 through 80. Found at tables throughout the casino and in the casinos keno lounge. Most tickets allow players to chose up to 15 numbers. Players mark tickets with pencils.
Play the Whole Card
This refers to choosing three numbers from the lower set of numbers (1-40) and from the upper limits of numbers (41-80) out of the belief that this increases ones chance of winning.
Usually offers the same odds as board keno but the payoff scale may differ. Often found in casinos that do not offer board keno and the bet size is usually lower.
The dealer. Usually located at the front of the keno lounge. Once a player has marked their ticket, the dealer makes a copy for the player and keeps the original as an anti-counterfeiting measure.