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It might not usually be considered the most lucrative game in the field of betting, but keno has massive amounts of steadfast supporters. And so it should! It’s a consistently exciting lotto-style game that’s a breeze to master, abundantly available in tons of different formats, and one that might pay out mega-dollars for those who master its numerous subtle nuances. But let’s deal with the basic rules for now.

When explaining keno to newbies, some gambling experts compare it to lotto. This is at least partially apt, in that both games are essentially numerical. However, to carry that comparison too far can be to miscalculate the endless unique aspect that make keno so compelling. Not like bingo, keno players have the freedom to pick the numbers for each and every card.

Keno cards have a total of eighty numbers, but the player is given an extra level of personal responsibility by being able to choose as numerous (or as few) numbers as he or she desires. And it doesn’t take a genius to determine how to fill out a card: all you do is circle or otherwise mark all of your picked numbers with a good oldball point pen like you used when you were in school.

After you’ve selected your numbers, take your game card back to the girl at the keno booth. The clerk will record your numbers and then give you a receipt. Make sure no to drop this (potentially) valuable piece of paper! Even if the keno pit manager remembers your mug and wants help out, without a winning slip in hand, you will win precisely $.00 for your actions.

Ok, there you have strategy numero uno: always be sure to keep your keno slip. Let’s get on to something a little bit more complex, ok?

Once you’ve selected your numbers, get into a nice keno booth and watch the action happen on the screen. That is where the winning numbers show up in lights. If you selected winners, mark your card appropriately. Make sure not to move to slowly, or sit there praising yourself for an obnoxious length of time. You want to get back to the keno booth to collect your winnings, since a new keno game will almost certainly start up within not too many minutes.

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

Assuming you can’t trust yourself to make that 5 minute deadline each time, you always have the option of purchasing a "multi-race" card. These include the self same set of your picked numbers on anywhere from 2 to 20 tickets. When the max number of keno games (the same as the amount of tickets) is played out, you should then get off your lazy back side and go collect your winnings.

Another choice is recognized as a "stray and play" keno ticket, which normally lets you make number selection for 30 keno rounds or more. Hell, you can take a world tour and not have to get uptight about getting back in time to collect your numbers. Most "stray and play" tickets are good for up to a whole year after purchase!

So now you have learned a handful of needed schemes for winning keno. If you are a good player, they may seem incredibly obvious. Still, it won’t hurt to brush up on the basic practices, and if you are a novice user, every little bit of advice will help make your keno playing more enjoyable.