It might not ordinarily be deemed the most fun game in the realm of wagering, but keno has loads of fanatical admirers. And why not? It’s a consistently entertaining lotto-type game that’s easy to learn, readily available in tons of alternate formats, and one that will pay out millions of dollars for players who learn its limitless subtle rules. But let’s deal with the basic rules for now.

When explaining keno to novices, some wagering masters compare it to lotto. This is at least partially apt, in that each game is fundamentally numerical. However, to carry that comparison too far will be to belittle the countless unique aspect that make keno so exciting. Not like bingo, keno players have the power to pick the numbers for each and every card.

Keno cards have a grand total of 80 numbers, but the gambler is furnished with an extra degree of personal responsibility by being able to select as many (or as few) numbers as she needs. And it doesn’t take a doctor of keno to figure out how to fill out a card: all you do is circle or otherwise mark all of your handpicked numbers with a every day oldmarker like you had when you were in grade 3.

After you have selected your numbers, take your game card back to the nice person at the keno stand. The person will record your numbers and then give you a receipt. Make sure no to lose this (potentially) expensive bit of paper! Even if the keno pit manager remembers your loud shirt and wants help out, without a winning slip on you, you will be given precisely $.00 for your actions.

Now there you have strategy numero uno: always be sure to keep your keno receipt. Let us go on to something a bit more useful, ok?

Once you’ve selected your numbers, get into a comfortable keno booth and see the action happen on the video monitor. That’s where the winning numbers are shown in lights. If you picked winners, mark your card accordingly. Be sure not to drag your feet, or sit there praising yourself for an obnoxious length of time. You are required to get up to the keno booth to collect your winnings, since a new round of keno will most likely start within 5 minutes.

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

Assuming you can’t trust yourself to make that 5 minute margin each time, you always have the option of purchasing a "multi-race" card. These include the self same set of your desired numbers on anywhere from two to 20 cards. When the maximum number of keno games (the same as the number of tickets) is completed, you can then get off your numb butt and go get your winnings.

Yet an additional choice is recognized as a "stray and play" keno card, which normally lets you make number selection for thirty games or more. Golly, you can take all the time in the world and not have to fret about getting back in time to collect your numbers. Most "stray and play" slips are good for up to a whole year after it’s bought!

And now you are aware of several needed methods for winning keno. If you are an advanced player, they might seem very obvious. However, it doesn’t hurt to brush up on the fundamentals, and if you are a newbie player, every little bit of information will help make your keno experience more fun.