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It may not ordinarily be deemed the most lucrative game in the universe of gambling, but keno has millions and millions of passionate fans. Why wouldn’t it? It’s a consistently thrilling lotto-style game that’s easy to master, abundantly available in many assorted variations, and one that may pay out mega-dollars for people who learn its heaps of subtle rules. But let’s start with the basic facts for now.

When describing keno to novices, some gambling connoisseurs compare it to lotto. This is at least in some ways correct, in that each game is fundamentally numerical. Yet to carry that comparison too far might be to undervalue the endless unique aspect that make keno so interesting. Not like bingo, keno players have the ability to select the numbers for each and every card.

Keno cards have a total of 80 numbers, but the gambler is given an additional level of personal responsibility by being able to pick as many (or as few) numbers as he or she needs. And it doesn’t take a nuclear physicist to come up with how to fill out a card: all you do is circle or otherwise mark all your selected numbers with a good oldball point pen like you had back in the day.

Now that you have picked your numbers, take the keno card back to the keno pit manager at the keno booth. The girl will record those numbers and then hand you a receipt. Make sure no to lose this (potentially) valuable piece of paper! Even if the keno pit manager remembers your pretty face and would like to help out, without a winning ticket on you, you will be given exactly $.00 for your winning card.

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

Once you’ve selected your numbers, get yourself into a comfortable keno booth and see the action happen on the video monitor. This is where the winning numbers show up for all to see. If you picked winners, mark your card accordingly. Make sure not to take too much time, or sit there congratulating yourself for too great a length of time. You really want to get back to the keno booth to redeem your winnings, since a new round of keno will certainly get going within 5 minutes.

Strategy number 2: always be sure to get back to the keno booth on time!

Assuming you can not trust yourself to meet that five-minute deadline each and every time, you always have the option of purchasing a "multi-race" ticket. These include the self same set of your selected numbers on anywhere from two to twenty cards. When the maximum number of games (matching the number of tickets) is finished, you will then be able to get off your numb rump and go get your winnings.

Still another alternative is recognized as a "stray and play" keno card, which usually lets you make number choices for thirty keno rounds or more. Golly, you can take vacation to France and not have to get uptight about getting back in time to redeem your winnings. Most "stray and play" cards are good for up to a whole year after you purchase it!

So now you are aware of a couple necessary methods for winning keno. If you are an experienced gambler, they might seem to be quite obvious. Still, it does not hurt to bone up on the fundamentals, and if you are a beginner keno player, every bit of information will help make your keno experience more captivating.