Nov 272007
[ English ]

It won’t ordinarily be looked at as the most lucrative game in the field of wagering, but keno has huge amounts of devout enthusiasts. And it should! It’s a always entertaining lotto-like game that’s a snap to master, readily available in a number of alternate styles, and one that will yield mega-dollars for those who master its endless subtle intricacies. But let’s begin with the basic facts here.

When defining keno to beginners, some betting connoisseurs compare it to bingo. This is at least in some ways apt, in that each game is fundamentally numerical. Yet to take that comparison too far is likely to be to devalue the good many unique aspect that make keno so fun. Not like bingo, keno gamblers have the freedom to pick the numbers for every card.

Keno cards have a grand total of 80 numbers, but the player is given an extra degree of personal responsibility by being able to choose as many (or as few) numbers as he wants. And it doesn’t take a genius to come up with how to fill out a card: all you do is circle or otherwise mark each of your chosen numbers with a ordinarymarker like you had when you were in third grade.

Once you have marked your numbers, take the keno card back to the nice person at the keno stand. The person will record your numbers and then hand you a receipt. Make sure no to drop this (potentially) valuable bit of paper! Even if the clerk remembers your face and wants help out, without a winning receipt on you, you will be given precisely $.00 for your time spent.

Ok, there you have strategy numero uno: always take care to keep your keno slip. Let’s move to something a little bit more advanced, shall we?

Once you’ve picked out your numbers, get yourself into a comfy keno booth and observe the action unfold on the big keno monitor. That is where the winning numbers appear for us. If you’ve got winners, 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 back to the keno stand to collect your winnings, and then a new drawing will probably start up within five minutes.

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

Assuming you can’t trust yourself to meet that 5 minute deadline each time, you always retain the option of purchasing a "multi-race" ticket. These include the self same set of your picked numbers on anywhere from two to 20 tickets. When the max number of keno games (the same as the number of tickets) is completed, you should then get off your numb butt and go retrieve your winnings.

Still another opportunity is recognized as a "stray and play" keno ticket, which usually allows you make number picks for thirty games or more. Hell, you can take a Swedish massage and not have to fret about getting back in time to collect your numbers. Most "stray and play" game cards are good for up to a whole year after you purchase it!

And now you are aware of a number of essential schemes for winning keno. If you are an experienced player, they might seem incredibly obvious. But it will not hurt to brush up on the basics, and if you are a new user, every bit of advice will help make your keno playing more fun.

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