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It may not usually be looked at as the most lucrative game in the realm of gaming, but keno has millions of zealous admirers. As well it should! It’s a routinely entertaining lotto-esque game that’s a breeze to learn, abundantly available in many different formats, and one that can return millions of dollars for players who master its limitless subtle rules. But let’s start with the beginner’s rules for now.

When defining keno to amateurs, some wagering experts compare it to lotto. This is at least partly apt, in that each game is basically numerical. But to carry that comparison too far might be to misunderstand the endless unique characteristics that make keno so exciting. Unlike bingo, keno players have the power to choose the numbers for each card.

Keno cards have a total of 80 numbers, but the gambler is granted an additional level of personal responsibility by being able to choose as numerous (or as few) numbers as she feels they need. And it doesn’t take a super genius to figure out how to fill out a card: all you do is circle or otherwise mark all of your selected numbers with a normalpen like you used when you were in grade 3.

Now that you’ve picked your numbers, take your game card back to the nice person at the keno stand. The girl will record those numbers and then hand you a receipt. Make sure no to lose this (potentially) expensive bit of paper! Even if the keno pit manager remembers your mug and wants help out, without a winning receipt with you, you will be given exactly $.00 for your winning card.

So, there you have strategy #1: always make sure to keep your keno ticket. Let us move on to something a bit more useful, ok?

After you’ve selected your numbers, get into a nice keno booth and watch the action happen on the screen. That is where the winning numbers appear for all to see. If you picked winners, mark your card accordingly. Make sure not to take your time, or sit there congratulating yourself for too great a length of time. You really want to get back to the keno booth to redeem your winnings, and then a new keno game will probably get going within five minutes.

Strategy #2: always go back to the keno stand on time!

Assuming you can not trust yourself to meet that five-minute deadline each and every time, you always have the option of purchasing a "multi-race" card. These include the very same set of your picked numbers on anywhere from 2 to 20 slips. When the maximum amount of rounds (the same as the amount of tickets) is played out, you should then get off your numb butt and go get your winnings.

Still another alternative is recognized as a "stray and play" keno card, which commonly lets you make number picks for thirty rounds or more. Golly, you can take vacation to Italy and not have to fret about getting back in time to redeem your winnings. Most "stray and play" cards are good for up to a whole year after you by it!

And now you know a couple indispensable techniques for winning keno. If you are a discerning gambler, they may seem to be stupidly obvious. However, it will not hurt to brush up on the basics, and if you are a newbie user, every tiny bit of direction will help make your keno playing more captivating.