The game of keno is full of terms and phrases that are specific to the game itself. That’s why we at CasinoZA.com have created this comprehensive keno glossary to help South African players get familiar with the casino jargon and keno terms that come with playing this Ancient Chinese lotto-like game.
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Complete Keno Dictionary
Below is a full keno glossary of keno terminology new players may not quite understand yet. Have this keno glossary tab open the next time when you’re playing your favourite online keno game.
All or Nothing
A keno ticket that pays when all the selected numbers are drawn.
These are the keno balls. They are about the size of bingo or ping pong balls and are numbered from one to 80.
The amount of money a casino has available for each player.
The total amount of money a player has to bet with and possibly lose.
The amount of money a player can lose.
An unused keno ticket.
A type of tournament where players pay a fee to participate in a prearranged number of games and tickets.
The announcement of keno numbers.
At land-based keno games, this is the person that reads out the numbers during the game.
A variation of keno where players have to get i.e. catch all the numbers marked on their tickets.
A variation of keno where a player must not catch any of the numbers on their ticket.
When the house no longer accepts tickets. Usually, this is before the draw.
A ticket with a wide variety of bets.
When two keno spots are grouped together.
The group of 20 numbers drawn for each game.
A ticket with 32 marked numbers.
When a player receives a bigger payoff from playing a combination of games on a single ticket. This pays more than playing a game on an individual ticket.
A ticket played for two games that also offers special payouts.
The anticipated outcome.
Spots that are not circled/unseparated on the keno ticket.
A game of keno where no money or bets are taken.
Spots that are circled/separated from other marked spots on the ticket.
The sum of money collected for a specific period.
High End Ticket
A ticket that pays more for catching a high number of spots but pay less for catching a few spots.
High Roller Ticket
A ticket with a high minimum ticket price.
When a drawn number matches or hits the marked/matching spot on a player’s ticket.
The total after paying out all the winnings.
The (online) casino.
Or the Percent Casino. The rate of all bets the casino expects to win over a period of time.
A marked ticket submitted to the casino.
The total payoff amount.
Displays the total jackpot amount.
The digital version of a keno play area for a keno draw.
A single marked number. Together with the other numbers, it makes a bet or a way.
A way ticket with more than one king.
The average sum payout liability of a casino during a keno draw.
The opposite of video keno. It relies on the game played on tickets and happens in real time.
The calculated probability of an outcome.
The shape of the number selection one or more keno tickets has.
Pay Any Catch Ticket
A ticket that pays something, regardless of how many spots were caught.
The amount won by the player for the tickets played.
A table or chart that shows what each type of win pays.
The money paid to a player with a winning ticket.
A win that matches the bet amount.
When the computer selects the numbers for a player.
When a player cashed in a multi-game ticket before the end of play.
A single keno game.
Random Number Generator
Software that randomly selects the numbers during a game.
The price of a ticket or way.
The casino’s card that shows the payoffs for each bet.
A winning card that isn’t presented for payoff.
A number marked on a keno ticket.
The standard keno ticket players will find.
A version of keno where the top prize increases until it’s won.
The keno card with numbers. It has ten rows and eight columns totalling 80 numbers. Players mark their spots on this card.
A separate bet on a ticket with more than one bet.
A ticket with two or more bets.
Keno Glossary Conclusion
Use this keno glossary whenever you aren’t sure of what the game means. With this, you’ll be on your way to winning great prizes.