It may not generally be seen as the best game in the realm of gambling, but keno has millions of zealous followers. And it should! It’s a always entertaining lottery-type game that’s uncomplicated to play, readily available in tons of assorted styles, and one that will yield mega-dollars for gamblers who learn its innumerable subtle intricacies. But let’s start with the basic rules here.

When explaining keno to newcomers, some gambling pros compare it to bingo. This is at least in part apt, in that each game is basically numerical. But to take that comparison too far is likely to be to underestimate the great many unique traits that make keno so compelling. Not like bingo, keno players have the freedom to select the numbers for each card.

Keno cards have a total of 80 numbers, but the player is given an additional level of personal responsibility by being able to pick as numerous (or as few) numbers as he or she desires. And it doesn’t take a genius to figure out 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 a kid.

After you have marked your numbers, carry your card back to the nice person at the keno stand. The girl will record your numbers and then hand you a receipt. Don’t drop this (potentially) valuable bit of paper! Even if the keno pit manager remembers your face and would like to help out, without a winning slip with you, you will win exactly $.00 for your winning card.

Ok, there you have strategy number one: always make sure to keep your keno ticket. Let us move to something a bit more complex, what do you think?

Once you’ve marked your numbers, get yourself into a comfortable keno booth and see the action take place on the video monitor. That is where the winning numbers are shown for us. If you marked winners, mark your card appropriately. Sake care not to dilly dally, or sit there congratulating yourself for an obnoxious length of time. You really want to get back to the keno booth to redeem your winnings, and a new round of keno will almost certainly get going within not too many minutes.

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

Assuming you can’t trust yourself to meet that five-minute deadline each time, you always have the option of using a "multi-race" ticket. These include the self same set of your desired numbers on anywhere from two to twenty tickets. When the maximum amount of games (matching the amount of tickets) is played, you are then able to get off your numb butt and go collect your winnings.

Another choice is recognized as a "stray and play" keno ticket, which commonly lets you make number choices for thirty games or more. Hell, you can take vacation to Italy and not have to worry about getting back in time to get your winnings. Most "stray and play" cards are good for up to a whole year after you by it!

So now you have learned a couple indispensable strategies for winning keno. If you are a skillful gambler, they may seem quite obvious. However, it does not hurt to bone up on the basics, and if you are a newbie keno player, every bit of information will help make your keno gambling more captivating.