It may not usually be deemed the most lucrative game in the realm of gambling, but keno has huge amounts of zealous fans. And why not? It’s a consistently entertaining lottery-like game that’s a breeze to play, abundantly available in tons of different styles, and one that will yield millions of dollars for players who master its limitless subtle intricacies. But let’s deal with the basic facts for now.

When explaining keno to amateurs, some gaming masters compare it to the lottery. This is at least in some ways correct, in that each game is fundamentally numerical. But to carry that comparison too far will be to underrate the endless unique aspect that make keno so compelling. Not like bingo, keno enthusiasts have the ability to choose the numbers for each and every card.

Keno cards have a grand total of 80 numbers, but the user is furnished with an additional level of personal responsibility by being able to select as many (or as few) numbers as he feels they need. And it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to ascertain how to fill out a card: all you do is circle or otherwise mark each of your picked numbers with a normalball point pen like you used back in school.

After you have picked your numbers, carry the card back to the clerk at the keno booth. The person will record your numbers and then give you a receipt. Make sure no to misplace this (potentially) expensive piece of paper! Even if the clerk remembers your mug and would like to help out, without a winning slip with you, you will get exactly $.00 for your efforts.

Now there you have strategy #1: always take care to keep your keno slip. Let’s advance to something a little more complicated, what do you think?

Now that you’ve picked out your numbers, get yourself into a comfortable keno booth and watch the action happen on the big keno monitor. This is where the winning numbers show up for us. If you selected winning numbers, mark your card aptly. Make sure not to dilly dally, or sit there congratulating yourself for an obnoxious length of time. You really want to get up to the keno booth to redeem your winnings, and then a new keno game will probably start within not too many minutes.

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

Since you can’t trust yourself to beat that five-minute margin each time, you always have the option of using a "multi-race" ticket. These include the same set of your picked numbers on anywhere from two to twenty slips. When the max number of games (the same as the amount of tickets) is completed, you will then be able to get off your lazy butt and go redeem your winnings.

Still another choice is referred to as a "stray and play" keno slip, which normally lets you make number choices for 30 games or more. Gosh, you can take an ocean cruise and not have to fret about getting back in time to get your winnings. Most "stray and play" tickets are good for up to a whole year after you purchase it!

And now you have learned a couple of indispensable schemes for winning keno. If you are an adept keno player, they may seem quite obvious. Still, it will not hurt to bone up on the fundamentals, and if you are a new user, every tiny bit of direction will help make your keno gambling more enjoyable.