It may not often be considered the funnest game in the world of gambling, but keno has loads of devoted fans. And why not? It’s a regularly exciting lottery-ish game that’s simple to pickup, abundantly available in many different styles, and one that might pay out millions for people who master its innumerable subtle nuances. But let’s start with the beginner’s rules for now.

When defining keno to beginners, some gaming connoisseurs compare it to the lottery. This is at least partially apt, in that both games are basically numerical. But to take that comparison too far might be to devalue the good many unique characteristics that make keno so exciting. Unlike bingo, keno users have the ability to select the numbers for each card.

Keno cards have a total of 80 numbers, but the user is granted an extra degree of personal responsibility by being able to select as many (or as few) numbers as she feels they need. And it doesn’t take a keno superstar to come up with how to fill out a card: all you do is circle or otherwise mark all of your desired numbers with a standardball point pen like you had when you were in grade 3.

Once you’ve picked your numbers, take your keno card back to the girl at the keno booth. The nice person will record your numbers and then hand you a receipt. Make sure no to lose this (potentially) lucrative bit of paper! Even if the clerk remembers your pretty face and wants help out, without a winning receipt with you, you will collect precisely $.00 for your efforts.

Now there you have strategy number one: always be sure to keep your keno ticket. Let us go on to something a tiny bit more complex, shall we?

Now that you’ve selected your numbers, get yourself into a comfortable keno booth and see the action happen on the screen. This is where the winning numbers appear in lights. If you checked winning numbers, mark your card appropriately. Be sure not to take your time, or sit there congratulating yourself for too great a length of time. You must get up to the keno stand to collect your winnings, since a new keno game will likely begin within a few minutes.

Strategy number two: always make sure to get back to the keno booth on time!

Assuming you don’t trust yourself to meet that five-minute deadline every time, you always retain the option of purchasing a "multi-race" ticket. These include the very same set of your desired numbers on anywhere from two to 20 tickets. When the max amount of games (the same as the amount of tickets) is played out, you can then get off your lazy butt and go get your winnings.

Still another option is known as a "stray and play" keno ticket, which commonly lets you make number choices for thirty rounds or more. Gosh, you can take an ocean cruise and not have to worry about getting back in time to get your numbers. Most "stray and play" slips are good for up to a whole year after you purchase it!

And now you have learned a number of essential techniques for winning keno. If you are an advanced player, they might appear to be incredibly obvious. Still, it will never hurt to brush up on the fundamentals, and if you are a beginner gambler, every little bit of direction will help make your keno betting more fun.