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It might not usually be looked at as the best game in the arena of wagering, but keno has millions and millions of devoted supporters. As well it should! It’s a consistently exciting lotto-esque game that’s a breeze to learn, abundantly available in many assorted styles, and one that may return mega-dollars for people who learn its limitless subtle rules. But let’s start with the basic rules for now.

When describing keno to amateurs, some gaming masters compare it to the lottery. This is at least to a certain extent apt, in that each game is essentially numerical. However, to carry that comparison too far might be to underrate the good many unique characteristics that make keno so exciting. Unlike bingo, keno players have the power to select the numbers for each and every card.

Keno cards have a total of eighty numbers, but the player is furnished with an extra level of personal responsibility by being able to determine as many (or as few) numbers as he or she desires. And it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out how to fill out a card: all you do is circle or otherwise mark each of your handpicked numbers with a standardpen like you had when you were in third grade.

Now that you have picked your numbers, carry your card back to the nice person at the keno booth. The girl will record your numbers and then give you a receipt. Don’t lose this (potentially) expensive piece of paper! Even if the keno pit manager remembers you and wants help out, without a winning slip on you, you will win exactly $.00 for your actions.

OK, so there you have strategy numero uno: always make sure to keep your keno receipt. Let us move on to something a little bit more useful, what do you think?

After you’ve selected your numbers, settle into a nice keno booth and see the action unfold on the monitor. That is where the winning numbers show up for us. If you’ve got winning numbers, mark your card aptly. Be sure not to take your time, or sit there congratulating yourself for an obnoxious length of time. You must get back to the keno booth to redeem your winnings, and a new drawing will probably start within 5 minutes.

Strategy number 2: always get back to the keno stand on time!

Since you do not trust yourself to meet that 5 minute deadline every time, you always retain the option of using a "multi-race" ticket. These include the self same set of your desired numbers on anywhere from 2 to 20 slips. When the maximum number of rounds (the same as the amount of tickets) is played, you are then able to get off your lazy rump and go collect your winnings.

Yet another opportunity is known as a "stray and play" keno slip, which commonly allows you make number choices for thirty keno rounds or more. Gosh, you can take a Swedish massage and not have to fret about getting back in time to get your winnings. Most "stray and play" cards are good for up to a whole year after purchase!

And now you are aware of a handful of needed techniques for winning keno. If you are a discerning gambler, they may seem quite obvious. However, it doesn’t hurt to bone up on the basics, and if you are a beginner user, every bit of direction will help make your keno gambling more enjoyable.