It may not usually be considered the funnest game in the realm of betting, but keno has millions and millions of devout players. Why wouldn’t it? It’s a consistently exciting lottery-esque game that’s a snap to master, readily available in a number of different formats, and one that can yield mega-dollars for gamblers who learn its endless subtle nuances. But let’s begin with the beginner’s rules for now.

When explaining keno to newbies, some gaming experts compare it to bingo. This is at least nearly apt, in that each game is fundamentally numerical. Yet to take that comparison too far will be to undervalue the great many unique aspect that make keno so interesting. Unlike bingo, keno gamblers have the ability to choose the numbers for each card.

Keno cards have a grand total of eighty numbers, but the player is granted an increased degree of personal responsibility by being able to pick as many (or as few) numbers as she desires. 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 all your chosen numbers with a good oldball point pen like you had when you were in third grade.

Once you have selected your numbers, take your keno card back to the clerk at the keno stand. The nice person will record your numbers and then give you a receipt. Make sure no to lose this (potentially) expensive bit of paper! Even if the keno pit manager remembers your mug and would like to help out, without a winning receipt with you, you will get exactly $.00 for your time spent.

Now there you have strategy number one: always make sure to keep your keno ticket. Let us go on to something a little bit more useful, shall we?

After you’ve selected your numbers, get into a comfy keno booth and see the action take place on the monitor. This is where the winning numbers are displayed in lights. If you selected winning numbers, mark your card appropriately. Be sure not to take your time, or sit there congratulating yourself for too great a length of time. You really want to get back to the keno stand to redeem your winnings, and then a new drawing will probably get going within a few minutes.

Strategy #2: always make sure to get back to the keno booth on time!

Since you do not trust yourself to meet that five-minute deadline each time, you always have the option of buying a "multi-race" card. These include the same set of your picked numbers on anywhere from two to 20 tickets. When the maximum number of rounds (the same as the amount of tickets) is completed, you can then get off your lazy back side and go collect your winnings.

Another option is known as a "stray and play" keno slip, which normally lets you make number choices for thirty keno rounds or more. Gosh, you can take vacation to Italy and not have to fret about getting back in time to collect your winnings. Most "stray and play" cards are good for up to a whole year after it’s bought!

And now you have learned a number of needed strategies for winning keno. If you are an experienced user, they may seem to be incredibly obvious. Still, it will never hurt to study up on the basics, and if you are a new user, every bit of advice will help make your keno playing more enjoyable.