It won’t usually be considered the best game in the universe of betting, but keno has millions of dedicated supporters. As well it should! It’s a routinely entertaining lottery-esque game that’s a breeze to pickup, abundantly available in tons of alternate formats, and one that might yield millions for people who learn its endless subtle intricacies. But let’s begin with the basic rules here.

When defining keno to newcomers, some gambling masters compare it to the lottery. This is at least in part apt, in that each game is generally numerical. However, to take that comparison too far will be to downplay the many unique aspect that make keno so exciting. Not like bingo, keno gamblers have the ability to choose the numbers for each and every card.

Keno cards have a grand total of 80 numbers, but the gambler is furnished with an increased degree of personal responsibility by being able to choose as numerous (or as few) numbers as he desires. 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 of your picked numbers with a normal#2 pencil like you had when you were in third grade.

After you’ve marked your numbers, carry your game card back to the person at the keno booth. The keno pit manager will record your numbers and then hand you a receipt. Do not lose this (potentially) lucrative piece of paper! Even if the clerk remembers your face and would like to help out, without a winning receipt in hand, you will win precisely $.00 for your actions.

Ok, there you have strategy #1: always make sure to keep your keno receipt. Let us move to something a bit more complex, what do you think?

Once you’ve selected your numbers, settle into a comfortable keno booth and see the action take place on the keno monitor. That’s where the winning numbers are displayed for us. If you selected winners, mark your card appropriately. Be sure not to dally, or sit there praising yourself for too great a length of time. You want to get back to the keno booth to redeem your winnings, and a new keno game will surely start within not too many minutes.

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

Assuming you do not trust yourself to beat that five-minute deadline each and every time, you always have the option of buying a "multi-race" card. These include the same set of your handpicked numbers on anywhere from two to twenty slips. When the maximum number of games (matching the amount of tickets) is played, you should then get off your numb butt and go redeem your winnings.

Still another option is recognized as a "stray and play" keno slip, which normally lets you make number selection for thirty games or more. Golly, you can take all the time in the world and not have to get uptight about getting back in time to redeem your numbers. Most "stray and play" tickets are good for up to a whole year after purchase!

And now you know a number of essential methods for winning keno. If you are an adept keno player, they might seem to be incredibly obvious. But it does not hurt to study up on the basic practices, and if you are a new player, every little bit of direction will help make your keno games more captivating.