It might not usually be deemed the funnest game in the realm of betting, but keno has tons of passionate enthusiasts. And it should! It’s a consistently exciting lotto-style game that’s easy to play, abundantly available in lots of different formats, and one that may pay out mega-dollars for gamblers who master its innumerable subtle rules. But let’s start with the basic facts for now.

When defining keno to amateurs, some gambling experts compare it to bingo. This is at least to a certain degree apt, in that each game is generally numerical. However, to carry that comparison too far will be to undervalue the countless unique aspect that make keno so entertaining. Not like bingo, keno players have the power to pick the numbers for each and every 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 determine as many (or as few) numbers as he feels they need. And it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to determine how to fill out a card: all you do is circle or otherwise mark all your chosen numbers with a ordinarypen like you used when you were a kid.

After you have picked your numbers, take the card back to the girl at the keno stand. The keno pit manager will record those numbers and then hand you a receipt. Make sure no to drop this (potentially) expensive piece of paper! Even if the clerk remembers you and would like to help out, without a winning ticket in hand, you will win precisely $.00 for your actions.

OK, so there you have strategy #1: always be sure to keep your keno ticket. Let us move to something a little bit more advanced, shall we?

Now that you’ve marked your numbers, get yourself into a comfy keno booth and see the action happen on the screen. That’s where the winning numbers are shown for all to see. If you have winners, mark your card appropriately. Be sure not to dally, or sit there praising yourself for an obnoxious length of time. You are required to get up to the keno booth to collect your winnings, and a new keno game will almost certainly begin within five minutes.

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

Assuming you can not trust yourself to meet that 5 minute margin every time, you always have the option of purchasing a "multi-race" ticket. These include the same set of your picked numbers on anywhere from two to twenty cards. When the max number of games (matching the amount of tickets) is played, you should then get off your numb back side and go retrieve your winnings.

Yet an additional option is recognized as a "stray and play" keno slip, which usually lets you make number picks for 30 keno rounds or more. Golly, you can take an ocean cruise and not have to fret about getting back in time to redeem your numbers. Most "stray and play" tickets are good for up to a whole year after it’s purchased!

So now you know several needed schemes for winning keno. If you are an advanced user, they may seem to be very obvious. However, it does not hurt to study up on the basics, and if you are a beginner user, every bit of advice will help make your keno betting more entertaining.