How to Play Keno on Stake

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The game of keno has been around for many years in land based casinos and has stayed relatively dormant up until it was introduced here at Stake. The game has gone through two renditions on Stake and remains one of the players favorites. This is due to its dynamic payouts as well as its potential to provide multiple hits repeatedly.

The Basics

Keno isn’t a game with astronomical payout potential such as with limbo or dice. However, it makes up for with payout frequency and the ability to select your risk level based on how you like to play. Here, we’ll go over the basics of how to play the game at Stake and how to leverage the different settings within the game to match your playing style.

Keno is a game played with 40 tiles on a board, on which the player can select as few as 1 or as many as 10. The player also has the option of using the Auto Select feature to randomly select 10 tiles on the board.

Once the tiles are selected, the game then randomly generates 10 tiles and the name of the game is to match as many of the tiles as possible. There are four main settings which you can select from: Low Risk, Medium Risk, High Risk and Classic.

Depending on which mode you select along with how many tiles you decide to play on, the payouts are adjusted accordingly. The difference between low, medium and high risk settings is quite easy to grasp. Essentially, the lower the risk setting the less tiles you need to hit on to receive a payout.

Hitting 10 out of 10 tiles on any of these 3 risk settings equates to a max payout of 1000x. Classic mode was the first rendition of Keno at Stake and due to its popularity has remained as an option. Although classic mode only has a max payout of 100x, the middle payouts (ie. hitting 4-6 tiles) are higher than the other newer settings.

The game, itself…

As you can see, the game itself seems quite simplistic, however depending on the settings the payout potential can vary greatly. If you’re seeking a higher payout, we recommend playing on high risk and going for no less than 4 tiles.

However if you’re more into slow and steady winning the race, you could alter your approach. It might be better for you to play on low, medium or classic in order to ensure that even with less tile hits you still make profit.

Also, a little tip for Keno. Mathematically, its best to keep the same tiles rather than switching each round for higher payouts. Since the game randomly selects 10 tiles each round, there can be times where selecting new tiles repeatedly will generate desired results.

However we’ve seen it to be most effective to keep the ones you select initially, especially on those higher payout hunts.

Game Mechanics

As with any game at Stake, the initial steps to generating random results starts with our provably fair RNG (random number generator). This utilizes the players client and server seed.

Both are crucial to generating results that are both fair and verifiable. If you weren’t already aware, you can select your own client seed to ensure that each result is truly random.

Once the RNG generates random bytes, these bytes are then converted into a float which is essentially a translatable number to generate game results. After the float, things get a bit different for Keno. Especially when compared to other games in order to select the 10 randomized tiles.

First, each float is multiplied by the max possible unique squares that exist (which in this case is 40). Once a tile has been selected, it cannot be selected again in the same round. This changes the pool size of possible outcomes for the next randomly selected tile.

This is achieved by subtracting the size of possible max outcomes by 1 for each tile being generated.

Below is the index used along with formula to generate the results for Keno

<— use forum code markup for this section —>

// Index of 0 to 39 : 1 to 40

const SQUARES = [ 

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,

11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20,

21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30,

31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40 ];

const hit = SQUARES[Math.floor(float * 40)];

<— end using forum code markup here —> What we’ve described above is all there is to generating the results for Keno, nothing extra. As with any games at Stake, you can always verify each and every bet using our verifier . This helps to ensure that all bets made truly adhere to the definition of a provably fair system. To read more about Stakes provably fair implementation, visit https://stake.com/provably-fair/implementation .

Advanced Features

Keno also comes with a few different advanced features which can be leveraged to the players benefit:

+ Auto Mode

In auto mode, you can select your tiles and set and forget. As with other auto modes for our other games, you have the option of selecting options. This includes number of bets, increase on loss/win, and stop on profit/loss. We highly recommend using these extra variables to ensure that any losses incurred are minimal in auto mode.

+ Hotkeys In addition to autobet mode, players can also enable hotkeys to bet using a keyboard rather than a mouse. Hotkeys can be used to efficiently manipulate the bet amount, payout, auto picking new tiles and placing a bet all at the stroke of pre-mapped keys for each.

+ Instant Bet

For players who are looking to increase the speed of Keno, Stake has added an Instant Bet setting. This makes playing with hotkeys or autobet significantly quicker. Rather than displaying each tile result one after the other, instant bet mode allows for all 10 tile results to be shown at the same time. This allows the player to place more bets in the same amount of time.

Keno is a game loved by many on Stake and one that has generated significant profits as well throughout the years – We hope that you find the game as exciting as we’ve created it to be and we wish you much luck on your next Keno hunt!