It might not often be looked at as the most fun game in the universe of wagering, but keno has millions and millions of fanatical fans. And so it should! It’s a consistently entertaining lotto-style game that’s a snap to play, readily available in a number of different styles, and one that might pay out millions of dollars for players who learn its innumerable subtle intricacies. But let’s start with the basics for now.

When explaining keno to amateurs, some gambling masters compare it to lotto. This is at least tolerably correct, in that both games are fundamentally numerical. But to carry that comparison too far will be to think too little of the good many unique traits that make keno so fun. Unlike bingo, keno users have the freedom to pick the numbers for each and every card.

Keno cards have a grand total of eighty numbers, but the gambler is granted an extra degree of personal responsibility by being able to determine as many (or as few) numbers as he or she needs. And it doesn’t take a doctor of keno to determine how to fill out a card: all you do is circle or otherwise mark each of your desired numbers with a every day oldpen like you had back in the day.

After you have checked your numbers, carry your game card back to the clerk at the keno booth. The girl will record those numbers and then hand you a receipt. Make sure no to lose this (potentially) expensive piece of paper! Even if the clerk remembers you and wants help out, without a winning slip in hand, you will win precisely $.00 for your efforts.

So, there you have strategy numero uno: always be sure to keep your keno receipt. Let’s move on to something a bit more complex, yes?

Once you’ve checked off your numbers, settle into a comfortable keno booth and observe the action unfold on the big keno monitor. That’s where the winning numbers show up for us. If you have winners, mark your card accordingly. Make sure not to move to slowly, or sit there praising yourself for an obnoxious length of time. You want to get up to the keno stand to collect your winnings, as a new drawing will likely begin within a few minutes.

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

Since you can not trust yourself to meet that five-minute margin each time, you always have the option of using a "multi-race" ticket. These include the very same set of your chosen numbers on anywhere from 2 to 20 cards. When the max number of rounds (matching the amount of tickets) is completed, you may then get off your lazy bum and go retrieve your winnings.

Another option is recognized as a "stray and play" keno card, which commonly lets you make number choices for thirty keno rounds or more. Hell, you can take a world tour and not have to worry about getting back in time to retrieve your numbers. Most "stray and play" slips are good for up to a whole year after it’s bought!

So now you have learned a number of needed methods for winning keno. If you are an accomplished player, they may appear to be quite obvious. But it doesn’t hurt to study up on the fundamentals, and if you are a new player, every little bit of direction will help make your keno betting more exciting.