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Keno

According to legend, the Chinese game of keno was created to finance the construction of the Great Wall. The game was eventually imported to Europe where it was especially popular in Italy. It is said that the Chinese who immigrated to the American West to work the silver mines and build the railroad introduced keno to this continent.

Keno

According to legend, the Chinese game of keno was created to finance the construction of the Great Wall. The game was eventually imported to Europe where it was especially popular in Italy. It is said that the Chinese who immigrated to the American West to work the silver mines and build the railroad introduced keno to this continent.

Keno Basics

The numbered squares on your keno selection slip correspond to 80 numbered balls in the cage. Each game, twenty balls are drawn. Your payoff is determined by how many of these balls you have selected.

The object of the game

For each game, 20 balls are drawn from the 80 numbered balls in the cage (Casino de Charlevoix has an electronic selection). The game consists in selecting one or more of the balls that will be drawn, to a maximum of 12 spots.

Wagering

The minimum wager on a Straight Ticket is $2. This wager can be increased in increments of $0.50. Consult the alternative versions to learn more about payoff structure.

Playing the Game

All you need to do is pick up a selection slip where the game is played, and fill it out as follows:

Straight Select Slip

  1. Select your numbers ("spots") by marking them with an X.
  2. Mark the total number of spots played.
  3. Specify the price per game.
  4. Specify the number of games you wish to play.
  5. Specify the total price for the ticket.
  6. If you are a Casino Privilèges club member, please specify your card number on the selection slip.

Quick Select Slip

  1. Select your numbers ("spots") by darkening the box under them.
  2. Choose one of the pre-programmed wagers.
  3. Specify the price per game.
  4. Specify the number of games you wish to play.
  5. Play Méga keno wager.
  6. If you are a Casino Privilèges club member, please specify your card number on the selection slip.

Winning

Your winnings are based on the amount wagered and on the number of winning spots selected. The more winning spots you choose, the more you win!

Straight Ticket Payout Structure

Keno – Prizes Structure

CATEGORY



RATIO
(win x times
your bet)*

BET $2



BET $10



Mark 1 spot
1/1 3 times $6 $30
1 in 4 odds of winning
Mark 2 spots
2/2 12 times $24 $120
1 in 17 odds of winning
Mark 3 spots
2/3 1 time $2 $10
3/3 42 times $84 $420
1 in 7 odds of winning
Mark 4 spots
2/4 1 time $2 $10
3/4 3 times $6 $30
4/4 120 times $240 $1,200
1 in 4 odds of winning
Mark 5 spots
3/5 1 time $2 $10
4/5 9 times $18 $90
5/5 800 times $1,600 $8,000
1 in 10 odds of winning
Mark 6 spots
3/6 1 time $2 $10
4/6 5 times $10 $50
5/6 80 times $150 $800
6/6 1,480 times $2,960 $14,800
1 in 6 odds of winning
Mark 7 spots
4/7 1 time $2 $10
5/7 18 times $36 $180
6/7 400 times $800 $4,000
7/7 8,250 times $16,500 $50,000
1 in 16 odds of winning
Mark 8 spots
5/8 10 times $20 $100
6/8 90 times $180 $900
7/8 1,480 times $2,960 $14,800
8/8 17,000 times $34,000 $50,000
1 in 48 odds of winning
Mark 9 spots
5/9 3 times $6 $30
6/9 45 times $90 $450
7/9 350 times $700 $3,500
8/9 4,200 times $8,400 $42,000
9/9 18,000 times $36,000 $50,000
1 in 26 odds of winning
Mark 10 spots
5/10 2.5 times $5 $25
6/10 20 times $40 $200
7/10 125 times $250 $1,250
8/10 900 times $1,800 $9,000
9/10 5,000 times $10,000 $50,000
10/10 19,000 times $38,000 $50,000
1 in 15 odds of winning
Mark 11 spots
6/11 10 times $20 $100
7/11 80 times $160 $800
8/11 360 times $720 $3,600
9/11 1,800 times $3,600 $18,000
10/11 12,500 times $25,000 $50,000
11/11 21,000 times $42,000 $50,000
1 in 41 odds of winning
Mark 12 spots
6/12 6 times $12 $60
7/12 28 times $56 $280
8/12 200 times $400 $2,000
9/12 850 times $1,700 $8,500
10/12 2,400 times $4,800 $24,000
11/12 15,000 times $30,000 $50,000
12/12 24,000 times $48,000 $50,000
1 in 25 odds of winning
* To a maximum of $50,000 per game.

Details about Special keno and Méga keno payout structures are available in the keno Lounge.

Alternative Versions of Straight Ticket keno

Way Ticket: Way Tickets allow you to play several Straight Tickets on the same selection slip, creating new wagers by combining them. Minimum wager: $2.

Special keno: If none of the spots you selected are winners, you win a minimum of $600. Minimum wager: $5.

Méga keno: Méga keno makes it possible for you to win even more if all the spots you selected are winners. Minimum wager: $2.

Multi keno: Choose your numbers for 2 to 999 consecutive games.

Quick pick: If you are undecided as to which spots to choose, let our computer pick them at random for you. You can play Quick Pick keno on a Straight Ticket, a Combo Ticket, a Special Ticket, or a Méga keno Ticket.

North/South, West/East Wager: choose your numbers in the North/South or West/East grid. Minimum wager: $2.

The Edge Wager: choose the 32 numbers around the edge. Minimum wager: $2.

Keno Rules

  1. Make sure your selection is copied correctly as we pay on the computer-generated ticket only. Tickets with errors not corrected before the closing of the game will be read as issued. In case of a discrepancy between the ticket and the data relative to this ticket recorded by the computer, the latter prevails.
  2. Information appearing on keno boards is not official until the entire series of winning numbers has been drawn and confirmed. In the event of a keno board error, only the 20 numbers actually drawn and confirmed will count to calculate payoffs.
  3. If keno Runners are used, the Casino is not responsible for selection slips that arrive too late for the draw in progress. Please prepare your tickets in advance should you wish to use the services of a keno Runner.
  4. Keno winners are paid on computerized tickets only. Winnings must be claimed at the casino where the ticket was purchased.
  5. Winners with a ticket valid for a single game must claim their winnings prior to the closing hour following the draw. Winners with a Multi-Ticket can claim their winnings within 90 days of the last draw date indicated on their ticket.

Keno Aggregate Payouts

Straight Ticket: The total aggregate payout is $50,000 per game, including winnings from Way Tickets.

Way Ticket: The total aggregate payout is $50,000 per game, including winnings from Straight Tickets.

Special keno: The total aggregate payout is $250,000 per game.

Méga keno: The total aggregate payout is $140,000 per game.

Méga keno combined with a Straight or Way Ticket: The total aggregate payout is $190,000 per game.

Méga keno combined with a Special Ticket: The total aggregate payout is $390,000 per game.

North/South, West/East Wager: The total aggregate payout is $20,000 per game.

The Edge Wager: The total aggregate payout is $50,000 per game.

Should the limit be exceeded, all winning tickets will be paid on a pro rata basis according to the maximum applicable limit.

Using Keno Runners*

Using the services of a keno Runner is easy! Mark your lucky numbers on a keno selection slip. A Runner will be pleased to pick up your slip and wager.

Runners will accept your wagers when all the winning numbers for the previous draw are displayed on the keno board.

When the winning numbers from the previous draw are erased from the keno board or when the keno is extremely busy, the Runner may not be able to take your wager. The Casino cannot be held responsible for wagers that have not been validated for the draw in progress.

We recommend you use a Multi keno ticket (2 to 999 consecutive draws) that allows you to participate in all draws. With a Multi Ticket, you have up to 90 days following the last draw date on your ticket to collect your winnings.

It is important you ensure that your tickets are copied correctly on the computer-generated ticket. Tickets that have not been corrected before the start of the next draw must go as written.

Winnings from tickets valid for a single draw must be claimed before the closing hour of the keno.

To your pencils! Mark your spots! Have a ball!

* The Casino cannot be held responsible for any errors made by keno Runners or Writers.
This text gives a summary of the main rules regarding keno. For more detailed information, please consult Québec's By-law respecting casino games. In case of a discrepancy between the rules in this text and those in the By-law, the rules in the By-law prevail.
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