Humble Beginnings

Keno is a lottery-style game that originated in China during the Han Dynasty (between 205 and 187 BC). The game was originally known as "baige piao," which translates to "white pigeon ticket." In its earliest form, the game used homing pigeons to deliver the winning numbers from larger cities to smaller towns and villages. Over time, the game evolved, and it became known as keno.

Keno was introduced to the United States by Chinese immigrants during the 1800s and quickly gained popularity in American casinos. Today, keno is enjoyed by people all over the world and is a staple in many land-based and online casinos.

Playing Keno at CryptoGames

Keno is an incredibly fun and exciting game that offers players the chance to win big prizes. The game is easy to play, and with multiple to risk levels to choose from, so there is always something new and exciting to try. 

Players simply choose their numbers and wait for the winning numbers to be drawn. The more numbers that match, the bigger the payout. Keno is a game of chance, so there is no strategy involved, which makes it a great option for those who just want to sit back, relax, and enjoy the thrill of the game.

To play Keno at CryptoGames, simply select Keno from the Change Game pulldown menu. 

Once the page loads, you will find a play field with 40 squares, as shown in the image above.

  1. You can customize your Bet Amount, denominated in credits. To see the equivalent value in crypto, use the conversion reference on the bottom left, below the betting options.
  2. Click or tap on up to 10 numbers you think are winning squares
  3. Click on the start button and watch as the results are revealed. The payouts along the bottom of the board will be highlighted as you find more and more numbers

There are many options to use to help create a customized experience. The risk level can be adjusted using the game style drop down located in the top left of the screen.

The game also features the usual settings for speed, sounds and hot keys that can be found across many other games on the site.


Tired of clicking buttons? You can easily have the game submit many keno cards for you while you watch.

  1. Simply switch to Automated Betting mode (click AUTO next to START).
  2. Set your Bet Size in credits.
  3. Select the fields you'd like to reveal, or use the "select random x field" dropdown to randomize the selection
  4. Enter the number of bets to make.
  5. You can even customize certain conditions if you win or lose:
    • A positive % to increase the wager on the next card.
    • A negative % to decrease the wager on the next card.
  6. When you’re ready, click Start Autobet. Autobetting will continue until any of these things happen:
    • You press Stop Autobet;
    • Keno completes the number of cards (bets) specified
    • You don’t have enough funds to place a minimum bet; or
    • You balance hits an amount to wish to stop at

Payouts and winning multipliers.

There are many combinations for payouts and multipliers that can be revealed by changing both the game type and the amount of numbers selected on a card.

The maximum payout for keno is 1000x the base bet. This can be found with 10 fields selected on game types Low, Medium and High risk.

Keep an eye on the bar at the bottom of the game as it will change dynamically to show you all possible payouts depending on the amount of numbers you find.

With its rich history and simple gameplay, keno is a game that is sure to provide hours of entertainment for players of all ages and skill levels.