It might not generally be looked at as the most lucrative game in the arena of gambling, but keno has millions of zealous enthusiasts. Why wouldn’t it? It’s a always entertaining lotto-type game that’s easy to master, abundantly available in a number of assorted formats, and one that might yield mega-dollars for gamblers who master its countless subtle nuances. But let’s begin with the basic facts for now.

When defining keno to amateurs, some betting masters compare it to bingo. This is at least in some measure correct, in that both games are basically numerical. But to carry that comparison too far is likely to be to detract from the good many unique aspect that make keno so compelling. Not like bingo, keno gamblers have the power to choose the numbers for each card.

Keno cards have a total of 80 numbers, but the gambler is accord an extra level of personal responsibility by being able to choose as many (or as few) numbers as he feels they need. And it doesn’t take a nuclear physicist to determine how to fill out a card: all you do is circle or otherwise mark each of your selected numbers with a standardmarker like you used back in the day.

Now that you have picked your numbers, take the keno card back to the girl at the keno booth. The clerk will record those numbers and then give you a receipt. Do not drop this (potentially) valuable bit of paper! Even if the keno pit manager remembers your loud shirt and wants help out, without a winning slip on you, you will win exactly $.00 for your winning card.

OK, so there you have strategy number one: always take care to keep your keno slip. Let us move to something a little more complicated, what do you think?

Once you’ve picked out your numbers, get into a comfy keno booth and observe the action unfold on a video monitor. This is where the winning numbers show up in lights. If you picked winners, mark your card appropriately. Make sure not to take too much time, or sit there congratulating yourself for an obnoxious length of time. You want to get up to the keno booth to get your winnings, since a new drawing will surely begin within a few minutes.

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

Assuming you do not trust yourself to meet that 5 minute margin each time, you always have the option of using a "multi-race" ticket. These include the same set of your selected numbers on anywhere from 2 to twenty cards. When the max amount of rounds (the same as the number of tickets) is played out, you will then be able to get off your lazy rump and go get your winnings.

Yet an additional choice is known as a "stray and play" keno card, which commonly allows you make number picks for thirty games or more. Gosh, you can take vacation to France and not have to fret about getting back in time to collect your numbers. Most "stray and play" tickets are good for up to a whole year after you by it!

And now you know a handful of indispensable techniques for winning keno. If you are an adept gambler, they may seem to be very obvious. Still, it doesn’t hurt to study up on the basics, and if you are a new player, every tiny bit of advice will help make your keno experience more exciting.