It may not ordinarily be deemed the most lucrative game in the field of gaming, but keno has huge amounts of zealous followers. And it should! It’s a consistently entertaining lotto-ish game that’s simple to pickup, readily available in many different styles, and one that will yield millions of dollars for gamblers who master its numerous subtle nuances. But let’s start with the basic rules for now.

When explaining keno to novices, some wagering pros compare it to bingo. This is at least in some ways apt, in that each game is basically numerical. But to take that comparison too far can be to minimize the many unique characteristics that make keno so interesting. Unlike bingo, keno users have the power to select the numbers for every card.

Keno cards have a grand total of 80 numbers, but the user is accord an extra level of personal responsibility by being able to select as numerous (or as few) numbers as she feels they need. And it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out how to fill out a card: all you do is circle or otherwise mark all your chosen numbers with a normalpen like you used when you were in grade 3.

After you have marked your numbers, take the game card back to the girl at the keno booth. The person will record those numbers and then give you a receipt. Make sure no to lose this (potentially) valuable bit of paper! Even if the clerk remembers you and would like to help out, without a winning slip on you, you will collect exactly $.00 for your winning card.

And there you have strategy number one: always take care to keep your keno slip. Let’s move on to something a bit more complex, yes?

Once you’ve picked your numbers, get yourself into a nice keno booth and observe the action happen on a video monitor. This is where the winning numbers appear in lights. If you marked winning numbers, mark your card accordingly. Be sure not to dilly dally, or sit there praising yourself for too great a length of time. You really want to get back to the keno booth to redeem your winnings, and a new keno game will likely start within not too many minutes.

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

Assuming you do not trust yourself to beat that five-minute margin each and every time, you always retain the option of using a "multi-race" ticket. These include the very same set of your selected numbers on anywhere from two to twenty slips. When the max amount of rounds (the same as the number of tickets) is finished, you should then get off your lazy butt and go collect your winnings.

Still another option is recognized as a "stray and play" keno slip, which usually allows you make number picks for thirty keno rounds or more. Heck, you can take a world tour and not have to get uptight about getting back in time to redeem your winnings. Most "stray and play" slips are good for up to a whole year after it’s bought!

And now you know a handful of required techniques for winning keno. If you are a good gambler, they might appear to be stupidly obvious. But it will never hurt to study up on the basics, and if you are a newbie keno player, every little bit of advice will help make your keno games more enjoyable.