It may not commonly be considered the most lucrative game in the world of gambling, but keno has millions and millions of dedicated enthusiasts. As well it should! It’s a consistently exciting lotto-style game that’s uncomplicated to play, readily available in several different styles, and one that will yield millions for those who master its heaps of subtle intricacies. But let’s deal with the basics here.

When describing keno to amateurs, some betting experts compare it to lotto. This is at least in part apt, in that both games are generally numerical. But to carry that comparison too far would be to think too little of the good many unique aspect that make keno so exciting. Not like bingo, keno enthusiasts have the ability to pick the numbers for each card.

Keno cards have a grand total of eighty numbers, but the user is furnished with an increased degree of personal responsibility by being able to pick as many (or as few) numbers as he desires. And it doesn’t take a super genius to ascertain how to fill out a card: all you do is circle or otherwise mark all your desired numbers with a normalmarker like you used when you were in third grade.

Once you’ve selected your numbers, carry your keno card back to the nice person at the keno stand. The nice person will record your numbers and then hand you a receipt. Don’t drop this (potentially) expensive bit of paper! Even if the clerk remembers your loud shirt and would like to help out, without a winning ticket on you, you will collect precisely $.00 for your winning card.

So, there you have strategy #1: always be sure to keep your keno receipt. Let’s advance to something a bit more complex, ok?

Now that you’ve picked your numbers, get yourself into a comfy keno booth and observe the action happen on the monitor. That’s where the winning numbers appear for us. If you picked winning numbers, mark your card accordingly. Make sure not to dally, or sit there praising yourself for an obnoxious length of time. You want to get back to the keno stand to collect your winnings, as a new drawing will almost certainly get going within a few minutes.

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

Since you do not trust yourself to make that 5 minute deadline each time, you always retain the option of purchasing a "multi-race" ticket. These include the very same set of your handpicked numbers on anywhere from two to twenty cards. When the maximum number of rounds (the same as the number of tickets) is finished, you should then get off your lazy butt and go redeem your winnings.

Yet an additional choice is known as a "stray and play" keno slip, which commonly lets you make number choices for 30 rounds or more. Hell, you can take a world tour and not have to fret about getting back in time to collect your winnings. Most "stray and play" tickets are good for up to a whole year after purchase!

And now you are aware of a couple essential techniques for winning keno. If you are an experienced user, they may seem to be incredibly obvious. However, it won’t hurt to study up on the basic techniques, and if you are a newbie user, every little bit of direction will help make your keno playing time more captivating.