Today, Keno is a very popular casino game, both at land-based casinos and
online. It resembles modern lotteries in that the player chooses numbers from a
number pool. After the players have chosen their numbers, the house draws
numbers and the lucky players whose numbers were called win.
It sounds simple and the play is as simple as playing a lottery. But because it's a casino game it has developed a culture of its own. Keno players have a lounge, not a fancy lounge like we sometimes still find for Baccarat. The Keno lounge is the average Joe's place to relax and bet. S/he sits at a desk equipped with a cup holder, marks Keno cards with a crayon, checks out the action on the Keno board, and takes it easy for a while.
One aspect of Keno that bears mentioning now is that winners usually must claim their winnings immediately. It is often the case that a casino will not honor a winning card if the next game has already started. This is never a problem online.