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It might not commonly be considered the most lucrative game in the field of betting, but keno has huge amounts of zealous fans. And so it should! It’s a always entertaining lotto-esque game that’s a breeze to play, abundantly available in many alternate formats, and one that may return mega-dollars for people who master its numerous subtle rules. But let’s begin with the basics for now.

When describing keno to newcomers, some gambling masters compare it to the lottery. This is at least to a certain degree apt, in that both games are basically numerical. However, to carry that comparison too far would be to underrate the countless unique traits that make keno so exciting. Not like bingo, keno gamblers have the power to pick the numbers for each and every card.

Keno cards have a total of 80 numbers, but the player is granted an extra degree of personal responsibility by being able to pick as numerous (or as few) numbers as he or she needs. And it doesn’t take a keno superstar to ascertain how to fill out a card: all you do is circle or otherwise mark each of your desired numbers with a every day old#2 pencil like you used when you were in school.

After you’ve checked your numbers, carry your card back to the person at the keno booth. The nice person will record your numbers and then give you a receipt. Make sure no to lose this (potentially) valuable piece of paper! Even if the clerk remembers your pretty face and would like to help out, without a winning receipt in hand, you will be given precisely $.00 for your time spent.

And there you have strategy #1: always make sure to keep your keno receipt. Let’s advance to something a bit more useful, shall we?

Once you’ve picked your numbers, settle into a comfy keno booth and observe the action take place on a big video monitor. That is where the winning numbers show up in lights. If you marked winners, mark your card accordingly. Sake care not to take your time, or sit there praising yourself for an obnoxious length of time. You must get back to the keno stand to redeem your winnings, as a new keno game will most likely begin within 5 minutes.

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

Assuming you don’t trust yourself to meet that 5 minute deadline each and every time, you always retain the option of purchasing a "multi-race" card. These include the same set of your handpicked numbers on anywhere from two to twenty tickets. When the max number of rounds (matching the amount of tickets) is played, you are then able to get off your numb bum and go get your winnings.

Yet another alternative is known as a "stray and play" keno slip, which normally allows you make number picks for 30 games or more. Heck, you can take all the time in the world and not have to worry about getting back in time to retrieve your numbers. Most "stray and play" game tickets are good for up to a whole year after it’s purchased!

And now you know a few essential strategies for winning keno. If you are a discerning keno player, they may seem to be quite obvious. However, it does not hurt to study up on the basic strategies, and if you are a new user, every little bit of advice will help make your keno experience more enjoyable.