It will not ordinarily be thought of as the most fun game in the world of gambling, but keno has loads of passionate fans. And so it should! It’s a always entertaining lotto-style game that’s a breeze to master, abundantly available in tons of assorted styles, and one that may pay out millions of dollars for gamblers who master its endless subtle intricacies. But let’s deal with the basic facts here.

When explaining keno to beginners, some betting connoisseurs compare it to lotto. This is at least partially correct, in that each game is basically numerical. But to carry that comparison too far can be to miscalculate the good many unique characteristics that make keno so compelling. Not like bingo, keno enthusiasts have the power to pick the numbers for every card.

Keno cards have a total of 80 numbers, but the gambler is granted an increased level of personal responsibility by being able to select as many (or as few) numbers as he or she wants. And it doesn’t take a super genius to come up with how to fill out a card: all you do is circle or otherwise mark each of your handpicked numbers with a every day oldball point pen like you used when you were a kid.

After you’ve selected your numbers, take your keno card back to the person at the keno booth. The keno pit manager will record those numbers and then hand you a receipt. Don’t lose this (potentially) lucrative bit of paper! Even if the clerk remembers your loud shirt and would like to help out, without a winning receipt in hand, you will be given precisely $.00 for your efforts.

So, there you have strategy number one: always be sure to keep your keno ticket. Let us move on to something a little more complex, what do you think?

Once you’ve checked off your numbers, get yourself into a comfy keno booth and observe the action take place on the screen. This is where the winning numbers are shown for all to see. If you’ve got winning numbers, mark your card aptly. Sake care not to take too much time, or sit there praising yourself for an obnoxious length of time. You need to get up to the keno booth to get your winnings, and a new round of keno will surely start within 5 minutes.

Strategy number two: always go back to the keno booth on time!

Since you don’t trust yourself to beat that 5 minute deadline each and every time, you always have the option of purchasing a "multi-race" ticket. These include the same set of your picked numbers on anywhere from 2 to 20 slips. When the max number of rounds (matching the number of tickets) is played, you can then get off your numb bum and go collect your winnings.

Yet another opportunity is referred to as a "stray and play" keno ticket, which normally lets you make number selection for thirty rounds or more. Golly, you can take vacation to France and not have to get uptight about getting back in time to redeem your winnings. Most "stray and play" game cards are good for up to a whole year after you by it!

So now you have learned a couple of required schemes for winning keno. If you are a good keno player, they might appear to be stupidly obvious. However, it does not hurt to bone up on the basics, and if you are a beginner gambler, every tiny bit of advice will help make your keno playing more enjoyable.