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It will not generally be seen as the most fun game in the universe of gaming, but keno has loads of zealous players. And so it should! It’s a routinely exciting lotto-like game that’s uncomplicated to learn, abundantly available in loads of different styles, and one that will pay out millions of dollars for gamblers who learn its many subtle nuances. But let’s begin with the beginner’s rules for now.

When describing keno to amateurs, some gaming connoisseurs compare it to lotto. This is at least partially correct, in that both games are generally numerical. But to carry that comparison too far can be to misunderstand the endless unique traits that make keno so fun. Not like bingo, keno gamblers have the power to select the numbers for each and every card.

Keno cards have a total of 80 numbers, but the player is given an increased level of personal responsibility by being able to choose as numerous (or as few) numbers as he feels they need. And it doesn’t take a keno superstar to ascertain how to fill out a card: all you do is circle or otherwise mark all of your selected numbers with a good oldmarker like you used when you were a kid.

Now that you have picked your numbers, take your keno card back to the clerk at the keno booth. The girl will record those numbers and then hand you a receipt. Don’t misplace 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 get precisely $.00 for your efforts.

And there you have strategy number one: always take care to keep your keno slip. Let us go on to something a little bit more complicated, ok?

Now that you’ve marked your numbers, settle into a nice keno booth and see the action take place on a monitor. This is where the winning numbers are shown in lights. 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 booth to collect your winnings, as a new drawing will surely start up within not too many minutes.

Strategy number two: always make sure to get back to the keno booth on time!

Since you do not trust yourself to make that 5 minute deadline each and every time, you always have the option of purchasing a "multi-race" ticket. These include the very same set of your chosen numbers on anywhere from two to 20 tickets. When the maximum amount of rounds (the same as the number of tickets) is completed, you will then be able to get off your lazy back side and go collect your winnings.

Yet another opportunity is referred to as a "stray and play" keno ticket, which generally allows you make number selection for thirty keno rounds or more. Heck, you can take an ocean cruise and not have to worry about getting back in time to get your numbers. Most "stray and play" slips are good for up to a whole year after you purchase it!

And now you know several indispensable techniques for winning keno. If you are a skillful user, they might seem very obvious. However, it won’t hurt to brush up on the fundamentals, and if you are a new gambler, every tiny bit of advice will help make your keno betting more agreeable.