Keno at William Hill
At William Hill Casino the Video Keno player can select anything from 1 to 10 numbers, and any player matching all 10 numbers will win the progressive jackpot if they are also staking the maximum bet on the game. In this respect the progressive jackpot is much like the ones offered by most Video Poker machines – if you don’t bet with maximum stakes you can’t win it, although you will still win many times your original stake..
The Video Keno progressive jackpot here starts at £50,000 and increases every time someone bets on the game. The current value of this jackpot is displayed at the top left of the screen. Whilst you need to match 10 numbers from 10 to win the jackpot outright, you can win a share of the progressive jackpot by matching fewer numbers. For example, if you match 9 from 9 then you will win 25% of the progressive jackpot fund. Or if you match 8 from 8 you will win 10% of the jackpot. The stakes here are a fixed 25p and you can bet anything from 1 to 4 stakes on each number. Playing 10 numbers at the maximum bet will therefore cost £10.
If you want to play the same set of numbers throughout a gaming session then William Hill Casino make it easy for you – just click on Play Five to automatically play the same numbers for five consecutive games or Play Ten to automatically play the same numbers for ten consecutive games.
Keno is a lottery-type game with a very long history, and most commentators date the birth of keno to the Han Dynasty (205 to 187 BC) in ancient China. The game has obviously changed over the intervening centuries, but modern keno is played on a grid featuring the numbers 1 to 80. The player selects several numbers and the game begins. 20 numbers are drawn at random and the player is paid according to how many of their selections happen to be drawn – the more numbers you get right, the more you win, with the top prize being paid if all of your numbers are selected.