To make sure what I post is correct word by word, I want you to read below the excerpt About Keno from the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office or PCSO website:
|Keno Logo courtesy of Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office or PCSO|
What is Keno?It is an online game of chance that was first introduced in the state of Nevada, U.S.A., in 1931. It was originally called "Horse Race Keno," and was derived from the ancient Chinese lottery system played by the early Chinese immigrants to California in the 1800's. But there was never a horse race keno. It was a strategy to make the illegal Chinese lottery legal. Eventually, the game was simply called Keno, and spread to the rest of America, Europe and Australia. Keno is widely played in France, the states of New York, Maryland, Oregon, Rhode Island, Georgia and Washington, among others in the United States; in Canada and in Australia.
How is it Played?If you have been to casinos, you might have seen or actually played the roulette game. The keno is like playing the online roulette but with slight variations. There are 80 numbers to choose from, instead of 38; and there are more permutations.
How to Play Keno?In each Keno draw, 20 numbers are drawn from the numbers 1 to 80. To win, your chosen numbers should match the numbers drawn. You can win big or small depending on how many numbers you choose and how much you play. Here's how.
In the Playslip:
- Choose how many numbers you want to play (minimum 1, maximum 10). Mark your choice in the Spot Area.
- Pick your lucky number(s). Mark them in the Selection Area.
- Mark how much you want to play in the Amount Area. You can play a minimum of P10.
- Give your PLAYSLIP to the Keno Attendant who will give you a ticket to confirm your selection.
- Always check your printed ticket details carefully before the draw starts.
Apart from selling PCSO Lotto tickets and Instant Game Cards, a Lotto Agent can also earn by selling Keno tickets.
A new draw is held every 10 minutes or more than a 100 draws per day.
The Lotto Agent's Gross commission is similar to LOTTO at 5% less 5% withholding tax for a net of 4.75%.
It is similar to the format of the Off Track Betting station of the Horse Races wherein people place their bets and watch the results in a Big Screen. For the OTB, they watch the horse race while in Keno, you watch the LCD screen display 20 numbers 1-80 one at a time.
If your Lotto outlet has a restaurant or bar, then this is a nice addition as the lotto bettors can sit and watch for hours while ordering food and drinks from your Resto. Neat, isn't it?
The technical partner of the PCSO is the Total Gaming Technologies Inc., a sister company of Pacific Online Systems Corp, the same company that supplies the bestselling ScratchIt Cards like Go Banana, Red Hot and Lucky Dragon. The terminal, scanner and printer is smaller in size than the PGMC Flex terminal but of course, you need to provide for a LCD Monitor as well as the CPU (or Thin Sync Microlot) to display the draw results.
It would be nice if Total Gaming Technologies could show a short 6-minute video in between draws displaying the Keno Game mechanics as well as the Keno Big Winners (up to p1 Million).
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