It might not ordinarily be seen as the best game in the universe of betting, but keno has tons of zealous followers. Why wouldn’t it? It’s a regularly thrilling lotto-like game that’s a breeze to learn, abundantly available in loads of alternate variations, and one that might return mega-dollars for gamblers who learn its uncounted subtle rules. But let’s start with the beginner’s rules for now.

When describing keno to amateurs, some betting masters compare it to the lottery. This is at least to a certain extent apt, in that each game is basically numerical. Yet to carry that comparison too far is likely to be to miscalculate the good many unique traits that make keno so interesting. Not like bingo, keno gamblers have the power to pick the numbers for each card.

Keno cards have a total of 80 numbers, but the user is furnished with an extra level of personal responsibility by being able to pick as numerous (or as few) numbers as she feels they need. And it doesn’t take a genius to ascertain how to fill out a card: all you do is circle or otherwise mark all of your selected numbers with a every day old#2 pencil like you used when you were in grade 3.

After you have checked your numbers, take the game card back to the clerk at the keno booth. The clerk will record those numbers and then hand you a receipt. Do not misplace this (potentially) expensive bit of paper! Even if the keno pit manager remembers your mug and would like to help out, without a winning ticket in hand, you will win exactly $.00 for your winning card.

Ok, there you have strategy #1: always make sure to keep your keno slip. Let’s move to something a bit more complicated, ok?

After you’ve picked your numbers, get into a nice keno booth and see the action take place on the keno monitor. This is where the winning numbers are displayed for all to see. If you marked winners, mark your card accordingly. Sake care not to move to slowly, or sit there congratulating yourself for an obnoxious length of time. You are required to get back to the keno booth to collect your winnings, since a new drawing will surely begin within not too many minutes.

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

Since you can not trust yourself to make that five-minute deadline every time, you always retain the option of using a "multi-race" card. These include the same set of your picked numbers on anywhere from two to twenty tickets. When the max amount of games (the same as the number of tickets) is played out, you will then be able to get off your numb bum and go get your winnings.

Another choice is recognized as a "stray and play" keno slip, which normally allows you make number selection for 30 rounds or more. Golly, you can take a Swedish massage and not have to worry about getting back in time to get your numbers. Most "stray and play" tickets are good for up to a whole year after it’s bought!

So now you have learned a handful of necessary schemes for winning keno. If you are a good keno player, they might seem stupidly obvious. However, it won’t hurt to study up on the basics, and if you are a beginner player, every little bit of advice will help make your keno gambling more exciting.