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It won’t ordinarily be thought of as the most fun game in the field of gaming, but keno has tons of keen enthusiasts. As well it should! It’s a constantly exciting lottery-like game that’s a breeze to play, readily available in tons of alternate formats, and one that can return millions for gamblers who master its uncounted subtle nuances. But let’s begin with the basics here.

When explaining keno to amateurs, some betting masters compare it to the lottery. This is at least in part apt, in that each game is generally numerical. However, to carry that comparison too far is likely to be to undervalue the innumerable unique aspect that make keno so fun. Unlike bingo, keno gamblers have the power to choose the numbers for every card.

Keno cards have a total of 80 numbers, but the gambler is given an extra level of personal responsibility by being able to pick as many (or as few) numbers as he desires. And it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to come up with how to fill out a card: all you do is circle or otherwise mark all of your handpicked numbers with a ordinaryball point pen like you used when you were in third grade.

After you’ve marked your numbers, take the card back to the girl at the keno stand. The girl will record your numbers and then give you a receipt. Do not drop this (potentially) valuable piece of paper! Even if the clerk remembers your loud shirt and would like to help out, without a winning receipt on you, you will win exactly $.00 for your winning card.

Ok, there you have strategy number one: always make sure to keep your keno receipt. Let’s move on to something a little bit more complicated, what do you think?

Once you’ve selected your numbers, get into a comfortable keno booth and observe the action unfold on the monitor. That’s where the winning numbers appear in lights. If you selected winning numbers, mark your card appropriately. Sake care not to dally, or sit there praising yourself for too great a length of time. You need to get back to the keno booth to get your winnings, and then a new keno game will surely get going within a few minutes.

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

Since you do not trust yourself to beat that five-minute margin each and every time, you always have the option of using a "multi-race" card. These include the same set of your handpicked numbers on anywhere from 2 to 20 tickets. When the maximum amount of rounds (matching the number of tickets) is played out, you can then get off your numb back side and go redeem your winnings.

Another choice is known as a "stray and play" keno slip, which usually allows you make number selection for 30 keno rounds or more. Hell, you can take vacation to Greece and not have to fret about getting back in time to retrieve your numbers. Most "stray and play" slips are good for up to a whole year after you purchase it!

And now you know several necessary techniques for winning keno. If you are an adept user, they might appear to be quite obvious. But it does not hurt to brush up on the basics, and if you are a newbie user, every tiny bit of advice will help make your keno betting more captivating.