It will not usually be considered the best game in the universe of wagering, but keno has massive amounts of dedicated enthusiasts. And it should! It’s a regularly thrilling lotto-esque game that’s a snap to master, readily available in tons of assorted styles, and one that can return mega-dollars for gamblers who master its uncounted subtle rules. But let’s begin with the basics here.

When explaining keno to beginners, some wagering experts compare it to the lottery. This is at least in some ways apt, in that both games are basically numerical. Yet to take that comparison too far is likely to be to detract from the many unique aspect that make keno so compelling. Unlike bingo, keno players have the freedom to choose the numbers for every card.

Keno cards have a total of 80 numbers, but the player is accord an extra degree of personal responsibility by being able to decide on as many (or as few) numbers as 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 desired numbers with a normal#2 pencil like you had when you were in grade 3.

Once you’ve picked your numbers, take the game card back to the clerk at the keno stand. The nice person will record those numbers and then hand you a receipt. Don’t lose this (potentially) valuable piece of paper! Even if the keno pit manager remembers your loud shirt and wants help out, without a winning slip on you, you will win exactly $.00 for your efforts.

Now there you have strategy #1: always make sure to keep your keno ticket. Let us go on to something a little more advanced, yes?

Now that you’ve marked your numbers, get into a comfortable keno booth and see the action happen on the screen. That’s where the winning numbers appear in lights. If you picked winners, mark your card aptly. Be sure not to dally, or sit there praising yourself for too great a length of time. You must get up to the keno booth to redeem your winnings, and a new round of keno will almost certainly start within a few minutes.

Strategy number 2: always go back to the keno booth on time!

Assuming you do not trust yourself to make that five-minute margin each and every time, you always have the option of using a "multi-race" card. These include the same set of your handpicked numbers on anywhere from 2 to twenty slips. When the max number of keno games (the same as the amount of tickets) is played out, you will then be able to get off your numb rump and go collect your winnings.

Yet another choice is referred to as a "stray and play" keno ticket, which commonly allows you make number selection for thirty keno rounds or more. Hell, you can take vacation to Greece and not have to worry about getting back in time to retrieve your numbers. Most "stray and play" slips are good for up to a whole year after you purchase it!

So now you are aware of several needed methods for winning keno. If you are a skillful player, they may seem incredibly obvious. But it doesn’t hurt to bone up on the fundamentals, and if you are a beginner keno player, every bit of information will help make your keno games more captivating.