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It may not often be looked at as the best game in the universe of betting, but keno has massive amounts of dedicated fans. And it should! It’s a constantly exciting lotto-esque game that’s a snap to master, readily available in a number of different variations, and one that can pay out millions of dollars for people who master its many subtle intricacies. But let’s start with the basics for now.

When explaining keno to newbies, some gaming pros compare it to the lottery. This is at least partly apt, in that both games are generally numerical. However, to take that comparison too far would be to underestimate the countless unique characteristics that make keno so interesting. Not like bingo, keno enthusiasts have the power to pick the numbers for each card.

Keno cards have a grand total of 80 numbers, but the user is accord an additional degree of personal responsibility by being able to decide on as numerous (or as few) numbers as he needs. And it doesn’t take a super genius to determine how to fill out a card: all you do is circle or otherwise mark all your handpicked numbers with a every day oldball point pen like you used when you were in third grade.

Now that you have selected your numbers, carry the game card back to the nice person at the keno stand. The keno pit manager will record those numbers and then hand you a receipt. Do not misplace this (potentially) valuable bit of paper! Even if the clerk remembers your loud shirt and would like to help out, without a winning slip with you, you will be given precisely $.00 for your efforts.

OK, so there you have strategy number one: always make sure to keep your keno receipt. Let’s move on to something a bit more complicated, ok?

Once you’ve marked your numbers, get into a comfy keno booth and observe the action happen on the keno monitor. That is where the winning numbers are displayed in lights. If you checked winners, mark your card accordingly. Sake care not to dilly dally, or sit there praising yourself for an obnoxious length of time. You must get up to the keno stand to get your winnings, as a new round of keno will probably start up within not too many minutes.

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

Assuming you can’t trust yourself to meet that five-minute deadline every time, you always have the option of using a "multi-race" ticket. These include the same set of your picked numbers on anywhere from 2 to 20 cards. When the maximum number of rounds (the same as the amount of tickets) is played out, you can then get off your lazy rump and go get your winnings.

Yet another option is recognized as a "stray and play" keno slip, which normally lets you make number selection for thirty games or more. Gosh, you can take vacation to France and not have to fret about getting back in time to get your numbers. Most "stray and play" tickets are good for up to a whole year after you purchase it!

And now you have learned a couple of necessary methods for winning keno. If you are an advanced keno player, they may seem stupidly obvious. But it does not hurt to bone up on the basics, and if you are a beginner gambler, every little bit of information will help make your keno gambling more enjoyable.