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It won’t usually be looked at as the most lucrative game in the world of gaming, but keno has tons of keen supporters. And it should! It’s a consistently entertaining lottery-type game that’s uncomplicated to master, readily available in many different variations, and one that can pay out millions of dollars for gamblers who learn its endless subtle rules. But let’s deal with the basic rules here.

When describing keno to beginners, some wagering connoisseurs compare it to bingo. This is at least partly correct, in that each game is essentially numerical. But to carry that comparison too far might be to downplay the many unique traits that make keno so entertaining. Unlike bingo, keno gamblers have the ability to select the numbers for each card.

Keno cards have a grand total of 80 numbers, but the user is given an extra degree of personal responsibility by being able to pick as numerous (or as few) numbers as he or she wants. And it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to determine how to fill out a card: all you do is circle or otherwise mark all your chosen numbers with a good oldpen like you had back in school.

After you’ve selected your numbers, carry the keno card back to the nice person at the keno booth. The keno pit manager will record those numbers and then give you a receipt. Do not lose this (potentially) valuable bit of paper! Even if the clerk remembers your pretty face and would like to help out, without a winning slip with you, you will be given exactly $.00 for your efforts.

Ok, there you have strategy number one: always be sure to keep your keno receipt. Let us get on to something a bit more complex, what do you think?

Once you’ve selected your numbers, get into a comfortable keno booth and see the action happen on the keno monitor. That is where the winning numbers appear in lights. If you have winners, mark your card aptly. Be sure not to move to slowly, or sit there congratulating yourself for an obnoxious length of time. You need to get back to the keno booth to redeem your winnings, and a new round of keno will probably start within a few minutes.

Strategy number 2: always go back to the keno booth on time!

Since you do not trust yourself to meet that five-minute deadline each time, you always have the option of purchasing a "multi-race" card. These include the self same set of your picked numbers on anywhere from two to twenty tickets. When the max number of rounds (the same as the amount of tickets) is completed, you can then get off your lazy rump and go collect your winnings.

Another choice is referred to as a "stray and play" keno card, which normally lets you make number picks for thirty rounds or more. Hell, you can take vacation to France and not have to fret about getting back in time to collect your winnings. Most "stray and play" tickets are good for up to a whole year after you by it!

So now you know several needed methods for winning keno. If you are a knowledgeable keno player, they might seem very obvious. Still, it does not hurt to brush up on the basic strategies, and if you are a novice player, every tiny bit of direction will help make your keno wagering more exciting.