It won’t commonly be thought of as the most fun game in the realm of wagering, but keno has tons of keen admirers. And why not? It’s a routinely entertaining lottery-esque game that’s uncomplicated to pickup, abundantly available in loads of assorted formats, and one that can pay out mega-dollars for gamblers who learn its numerous subtle rules. But let’s deal with the beginner’s rules here.

When explaining keno to newbies, some gambling connoisseurs compare it to lotto. This is at least partly apt, in that each game is fundamentally numerical. However, to carry that comparison too far would be to think too little of the innumerable unique traits that make keno so fun. Unlike bingo, keno enthusiasts have the freedom to select the numbers for each and every card.

Keno cards have a total of 80 numbers, but the gambler is accord an extra degree of personal responsibility by being able to select as numerous (or as few) numbers as she wants. And it doesn’t take a genius to come up with how to fill out a card: all you do is circle or otherwise mark each of your selected numbers with a standardball point pen like you had when you were a kid.

Once you’ve picked your numbers, take your game card back to the keno pit manager at the keno stand. The person will record those numbers and then hand you a receipt. Make sure no to drop this (potentially) lucrative piece of paper! Even if the keno pit manager remembers your loud shirt and wants help out, without a winning slip in hand, you will get exactly $.00 for your actions.

OK, so there you have strategy #1: always take care to keep your keno slip. Let’s go on to something a tiny bit more complicated, shall we?

Once you’ve selected your numbers, get into a comfy keno booth and see the action happen on the video monitor. This is where the winning numbers are displayed for us. If you marked winning numbers, mark your card aptly. Make sure not to drag your feet, or sit there praising yourself for an obnoxious length of time. You are required to get back to the keno stand to collect your winnings, and a new keno game will probably start within not too many minutes.

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

Since you don’t trust yourself to make that five-minute deadline each and every time, you always have the option of using a "multi-race" card. These include the self same set of your handpicked numbers on anywhere from 2 to twenty tickets. When the max amount of rounds (the same as the amount of tickets) is played out, you will then be able to get off your numb back side and go redeem your winnings.

Another alternative is known as a "stray and play" keno slip, which commonly allows you make number choices for thirty games or more. Gosh, you can take vacation to Greece and not have to worry about getting back in time to retrieve your winnings. Most "stray and play" game cards are good for up to a whole year after it’s bought!

So now you are aware of a couple necessary methods for winning keno. If you are an experienced gambler, they might seem stupidly obvious. However, it will not hurt to bone up on the fundamentals, and if you are a newbie gambler, every little bit of advice will help make your keno playing time more fun.