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Tasmania is the home to Australia’s first legal land based casino, The Wrest Point Casino in Hobart, which paved the way for a thriving gambling industry. Keno is a hugely popular game for players to place a casual punt, and can be found at clubs, pubs and TAB venues throughout the state. Find out where to play keno in Hobart, Launceston and beyond.
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How to play keno in Tasmania
Keno in Tasmania can be played at pubs, clubs and TAB venues throughout the state, as well at both of the state’s land based casinos – Wrest Point and Country Club Casino. The TASKeno network has been in operation since 1996, with games now available in over 160 venues. In Tasmania, a new game of keno runs approximately every three and a half minutes, seven days a week, every single day of the year. TASKeno is run by the Network Gaming group, a gaming company responsible for distributing and operating keno and electronic gaming machines throughout Tasmania.
Tasmanian keno is played by selecting between one and 15 numbers (known as “spots”) from one to 80 and marking them down on a keno ticket. Alternatively, you can choose a quick pick ticket where the computer will automatically select numbers on your behalf. Twenty balls are then drawn at random, with the results televised instantly on a monitor so you can watch as the results unfold and see if you’ve been lucky enough to pick a win. If you do win, you can cash your ticket in instantly.
Where to play keno in Tasmania
- Globe Hotel – 178 Davey Street, Hobart
- Hobart Workers Club – 213 Liverpool Street, Hobart
- Marquis Hotel – 209 Brisbane Street, Hobart
- Murray Street TAB – Shop 2 40 Murray Street, Hobart
- Queens Head Hotel – 400 Elizabeth Street, Hobart
- Waggon & Horses – 327 Argyle Street, Hobart
- Waratah Hotel – 272 Murray Street, Hobart
- Welcome Stranger Hotel – 58 Harrington Street, Hobart
- Argyle St TAB – 279A Argyle Street, North Hobart
- Black Buffalo Hotel – 14 Federal Street, North Hobart
- All Year Round Tavern – 311 Wellington Street, Launceston
- Commercial Hotel – 27 George Street, Launceston
- Hotel Tasmania – 191 Charles Street, Launceston
- Olde Tudor Prospect Retail Outlet – 229 Westbury Road, Launceston
- Retreat Hotel – 321 Invermay Road, Launceston
- TRC Hotel – 121-131 Paterson Street, Launceston
- Club Hotel Glenorchy – 457 Main Road, Glenorchy
- Elwick Hotel – 367 Main Road, Glenorchy
- Glenorchy District Football Club – 1A Anfield Street, Glenorchy
- Glenorchy RSL Club – 320 Main Road, Glenorchy
- Glenorchy TAB – 357 Main Road, Glenorchy
- Alexander Hotel – 78 Formby Road, Devonport
- Devonport RSL Club – 18 Macfie Street, Devonport
- Devonport TOTE – Shop 2 22 Edward Street, Devonport
- Elimatta Hotel – 15 Victoria Parade, Devonport
- West Devonport TAB – 153A William Street, Devonport
- Argosy Motor Inn – 221 Tarleton Street, East Devonport
- Edgewater Hotel – 4 Thomas Street, East Devonport
- Cooleys Hotel – 45 Main Road, Moonah
- Moonah TAB – 71 Main Road, Moonah
- Valern Hotel – 44 Albert Road, Moonah
- Burnie Beach Hotel – 1 Wilson Street, Burnie
- Burnie Club – 40 Queen Street, Burnie
- Burnie TAB – 28 Wilmot Street, Burnie
- Kingston TAB – 8-10 Channel Highway, Kingston
- Lighthouse Retail Outlet – 33 Victoria Street, Ulverstone
- Ulverstone RSL Club- King Edward Street, Ulverstone
- New Norfolk Football Club – Backriver Road, New Norfolk
- New Norfolk Retail Outlet – 79 High Street, New Norfolk
- George Town Motor Inn – 100 Agnes Street, George Town
- Grays Hotel – 75-77 Macquarie Street, George Town
How much can I win playing keno in Tasmania?
Under Tasmanian gambling laws, keno is required to provide a RTP (return to player) of 75%. Tasmanian keno has three jackpots; a seven spot jackpot, an eight spot jackpot and a nine spot jackpot. Prize money differs depending on the number of spots matched and the amount of money spent on the keno ticket. On average, the nine spot jackpot is won every five weeks.
Your chances of winning the maximum prize for each spot are as follows:
- One spot – one in four
- Two spot – one in 16
- Three spot – one in 72
- Four spot – one in 326
- Five spot – one in 1,550
- Six spot – one in 7,752
- Seven spot – one in 40,979
- Eight spot – one in 230 114
- Nine spot – one in 1,380,687
- 10 spot – one in 8,911,711
- 11 spot – one in 62,381,978
- 12 spot – one in 478,261,833
- 13 spot – one in 4,065,225,581
- 14 spot – one in 38,910,016,281
- 15 spot – one in 428 010 179 098
The biggest amount ever won on keno in Tasmania was in 2010 when a lucky punter won the nine spot jackpot while playing at the Country Club Casino in Launceston. The woman played five keno games at $1 each and walked away with close to a million dollars, taking home a record $977,154.
TASKeno also runs exclusive promos, where players can win additional prizes like cars or cash in random prize draws. The gaming network has also announced the additional side bet of TASKeno Xtra which will be introduced soon. You can follow the @TASKeno Twitter account to stay up to date with all the latest information and promotional offers.
Where can Tasmanians play keno online?
While it’s always fun to play a game of keno or two while having a beer with mates, sometimes we simply don’t have the time or energy to head out to a land based venue every time we feel like having a quick flutter. This is where playing keno on the Internet provides a great alternative. With the expansion of online keno sites, we can now play keno for real money online from the comfort and convenience of home, with plenty of game variety and better odds available. Here are our top-rated online venues for real AUD keno:
Lottoland – This Aussie website gives players access to several vibrant keno variants, including local and international draws. Lottoland is a keno betting site, so you are betting on the outcome of a keno game rather than participating in the game itself. Choose from Keno 24/7, KeNow and Multi-Keno.
Planet Lottery – Offers a large selection of keno games available to bet on directly over your Web browser with no downloads required. This site is run by global gambling giant William Hill, offering a trusted platform to bet on Rapid Keno, Multi-Keno, German Keno and more.