Keno is a game found in many real-life casinos, but it exists on Neopets with a Tyrannian twist.
How to Play
Every round of Grarrl Keno has 80 eggs. Of those 80 eggs, 10 of them are going to hatch. Your job is to guess which ones are the hatchers!
To make your guesses, all you have to do is check off the eggs you think will hatch. You can pick anywhere between 2 and 10 eggs to bet on. The number of eggs you choose will determine how many of those need to hatch in order for you to win a Neopoint reward as shown the table below.
Next you need to fill in the "Bet" box at the bottom, to decide how much you want to wager. The minimum bet you can place is 1 Neopoint, while the maximum is based on the age of your account. You are allowed to bet 50 Neopoints plus another 2 NP for every day you have been playing Neopets. You can see your max bet value in bold at the top of the game page. There is an effective cap of 9,999 Neopoints because the bet box only permits up to 4 digits.
Since this game is based on luck, there is no special strategy for picking numbers. You can use your "lucky numbers" if you have any, you could click at random or you could let the game decide by clicking "Quick Pick" to randomise the selection. Once you're done, simply press "Hatch Those Eggs!" to get started.
Based on how many guesses you make and how many of those guesses are correct, your prize will be your bet times a multiplier given in the table below. For example, if you bet 100 Neopoints and make 10 guesses, and 6 of those guesses are correct, your multiplier is x30 and so you would get 100 * 30 = 3,000 Neopoints as a prize.
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Based on these payouts, you can determine the expected values for each number of bets. As you'd expect from any casino game, none of them are good for you, though some of them are especially worse than others!
- 10 bets: -0.751
- 9 bets: -0.705
- 8 bets: -0.969
- 7 bets: -0.943
- 6 bets: -0.939
- 5 bets: -0.859
- 4 bets: -0.825
- 3 bets: -0.848
- 2 bets: -0.707
Max Bet Calculator
In case you'd rather do the bet calculating yourself, here's a nifty calculator so you can figure out how much you can bet at a certain account age. Either enter the number of days, or the amount you wish to bet, and click the appropriate "Calculate" button to figure out how many days you need or how much you can bet!
If you're looking to play the game multiple times quickly, we recommend this tip from Moosa: select your numbers and enter your bet, hatch the eggs, and then hit the refresh button at the results page if you don't win. Doing this will generate a new, random set of 10 eggs to hatch while keeping the eggs and bet you picked from the previous round. This isn't against the rules as you will still be charged for each time you refresh, it's just quicker than going through the whole process over and over.
This method is especially great if you're just aiming for the avatar, and you can make your bet just 1 NP!
This game guide was written by: 1337