It won’t generally be seen as the most fun game in the realm of betting, but keno has millions of devout players. As well it should! It’s a regularly thrilling lottery-esque game that’s a breeze to play, abundantly available in tons of assorted formats, and one that will return millions for players who master its many subtle rules. But let’s start with the beginner’s rules for now.

When describing keno to newcomers, some gaming connoisseurs compare it to the lottery. This is at least in some ways apt, in that both games are generally numerical. However, to carry that comparison too far might be to detract from the many unique traits that make keno so fun. Unlike bingo, keno players have the freedom to choose the numbers for every card.

Keno cards have a total of 80 numbers, but the player is furnished with an additional degree of personal responsibility by being able to determine as many (or as few) numbers as he feels they need. And it doesn’t take a genius to determine how to fill out a card: all you do is circle or otherwise mark each of your selected numbers with a every day oldpen like you had when you were in grade 3.

Once you have checked your numbers, take the game card back to the clerk at the keno booth. The nice person will record those numbers and then give you a receipt. Do not misplace this (potentially) expensive piece of paper! Even if the keno pit manager remembers your face and wants help out, without a winning slip in hand, you will be given precisely $.00 for your efforts.

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

Now that you’ve checked off your numbers, settle into a nice keno booth and watch the action happen on the keno monitor. This is where the winning numbers are displayed in lights. If you marked winning numbers, mark your card appropriately. Make sure not to take your time, or sit there praising yourself for too great a length of time. You want to get back to the keno booth to collect your winnings, and a new drawing will likely start up within five minutes.

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

Since you can’t trust yourself to make that 5 minute margin every time, you always have the option of using a "multi-race" card. These include the same set of your chosen numbers on anywhere from 2 to 20 cards. When the max number of rounds (fitting the number of tickets) is completed, you will then be able to get off your numb bum and go redeem your winnings.

Yet an additional choice is known as a "stray and play" keno ticket, which generally allows you make number selection for 30 rounds or more. Hell, you can take all the time in the world and not have to fret about getting back in time to redeem your numbers. Most "stray and play" slips are good for up to a whole year after purchase!

And now you know a number of necessary methods for winning keno. If you are a knowledgeable keno player, they may appear to be incredibly obvious. However, it doesn’t hurt to brush up on the fundamentals, and if you are a newbie gambler, every tiny bit of direction will help make your keno experience more captivating.