It will not generally be thought of as the best game in the world of betting, but keno has tons of devout players. And why not? It’s a constantly exciting lotto-type game that’s a snap to pickup, readily available in a number of assorted formats, and one that can yield millions for people who master its many subtle nuances. But let’s start with the basics here.

When defining keno to newbies, some gambling connoisseurs compare it to the lottery. This is at least nearly apt, in that both games are essentially numerical. But to take that comparison too far will be to devalue the innumerable unique characteristics that make keno so exciting. Not like bingo, keno users have the ability to select the numbers for each card.

Keno cards have a total of eighty numbers, but the user is given an extra degree of personal responsibility by being able to decide on as many (or as few) numbers as she needs. 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 of your picked numbers with a ordinarymarker like you used when you were in school.

Now that you’ve checked your numbers, carry your keno card back to the girl at the keno stand. The person will record your numbers and then give you a receipt. Make sure no to lose this (potentially) valuable bit of paper! Even if the keno pit manager remembers your pretty face and wants help out, without a winning ticket in hand, you will be given exactly $.00 for your actions.

Ok, there you have strategy numero uno: always take care to keep your keno ticket. Let’s go on to something a little more advanced, what do you think?

After you’ve marked your numbers, settle into a comfortable keno booth and observe the action take place on a monitor. That is where the winning numbers are shown for all to see. If you’ve got winning numbers, mark your card appropriately. Sake care not to dally, or sit there praising yourself for an obnoxious length of time. You need to get up to the keno stand to redeem your winnings, since a new drawing will likely get going within five minutes.

Strategy number two: always go back to the keno booth on time!

Since you can’t trust yourself to make that five-minute margin each time, you always have the option of buying a "multi-race" ticket. These include the self same set of your selected numbers on anywhere from 2 to 20 tickets. When the max number of rounds (fitting the number of tickets) is played out, you should then get off your numb rump and go retrieve your winnings.

Another opportunity is known as a "stray and play" keno ticket, which normally allows you make number choices for thirty keno games or more. Golly, you can take an ocean cruise and not have to fret about getting back in time to retrieve your winnings. Most "stray and play" game cards are good for up to a whole year after you by it!

So now you have learned a number of required techniques for winning keno. If you are a knowledgeable player, they might seem stupidly obvious. But it doesn’t hurt to bone up on the basics, and if you are a new gambler, every bit of direction will help make your keno gambling more exciting.