Lightning Box makes table game debut with Keno release

Light & Wonder’s in-house slot studio, Lightning Box, has announced itself in the table game space with its debut release, Keno

Keno sees players tasked with selecting three to ten numbers from a grid of 80 different values. They can either pick these numbers themselves or use the quick pick function to randomly select them. 

As the round begins, 20 of these 80 numbers are highlighted, with players receiving prizes if the numbers they selected are chosen. 

Michael Maokhamphiou, Operations Manager at Lightning Box, commented: “Keno is our first table game, and we are thrilled to couple the unique gameplay offered by this title with our player favourite mechanic lightning respin.”

“Providing players with the bonus round found within popular titles like Lightning Gorilla and Lightning Blaze in conjunction with the table gameplay of keno has produced a title with universal appeal that we are excited to see players reception.”

Drawn numbers can appear with lightning bolt embellishments, landing six or more of these awards a lightning respin round. With this feature, three respins are unlocked as a 5×5 reel-set is introduced and highlighted by lightning bolts. 

If players can land an instant cash prize symbol within these highlighted reels, the spin counter will reset to three and award the player with the multiplied bet amount showcased on the symbol.

These instant cash symbols can appear with sizes of 2×2 and 3×3 that can offer one of four jackpot prizes including mini, minor, major and grand variants. These prizes will also reset the number of spins to three.

Rob Procter, VP Game Development at Light & Wonder, added: “Keno demonstrates Lightning Box’s flexibility to produce engaging and entertaining titles, with this being the first table game created by the studio. 

They have blended a traditional table game with the much-adored lightning respin mechanic that we are confident players will enjoy.”