Learn Keno Rules & Strategies

by Frank Scoblete

Learn Keno lesson at the Learn Bingo Keno Games program discusses rules and strategies and will be of interest to casino players who enjoy playing lotteries or ‘numbers’ games.  
Of course, like the lottery, Keno comes in with very high edges for the house – 25 percent, more or less, depending on the casino where the game is being played and the type of wagers being pursued.

Learn Keno Numbers: The players’ tickets are numbered one through 80.  You can choose to play between one and 20 numbers on a given ticket.  The numbers to be played are “X’ed” out in crayon.
To win a multi-number bet, you often don’t have to select all the numbers, just some of them. 
Following are some of the most popular betting options at Keno:

Learn Keno: Types of Bets 

Straight Ticket: A player can mark one, two, or more numbers on a ticket.
Split Ticket: A player can bet on two or more groups of numbers on a single ticket by circling the groups to be played.   
Way Ticket:
Combining several groups of numbers on the same ticket.
Combination Ticket: The player selects two or more groups of numbers and indicates how the groups are to be combined to form many tickets within one ticket.
King Ticket: One number is selected to be used with all the other groups that have been indicated. 
Multi Race Ticket: This is a ticket that indicates that it will be played for two or more sessions in a row. 

I have seen several mailings and offers from individuals who are selling systems to beat Keno.
They claim that they have found patterns to the numbers that can be exploited by their “super-seven buster” or their “pyramid” method or their “ping-pong power play.”
The costs of these systems are – to say the least – outrageous while the claims of the systems are laughable and bogus.
There is no magical system for beating the game and these system sellers are scamming us.

The reason for this conclusion is that the numbers are selected randomly, either by air-driven ping-pong balls, similar to most of the state lotteries, or by computer.
The fact that some numbers may have hit several times and other numbers may not have shown their faces for quite awhile is no indication that a number will continue to hit or is due to hit. Picking numbers is sheer guesswork.

So why Learn Keno? First, it offers a relaxing atmosphere. The lounges are usually pleasantly appointed places, with comfortable chairs. You can drink a cup of coffee, pick your numbers in a leisurely fashion, and not worry about other players telling you what to do or not do.
Playing in front of a computer screen online in the comfort of your home also qualifies. 
Additionally, played properly for small stakes, this game, even with its high house edges, will not drain your gambling bankroll any time soon as it is the snail of casino games.

Learn Keno: Strategies for playing this ‘numbers’ game:
Don’t select more than eight numbers on a straight ticket.
The odds of hitting all eight are 230,000 to 1 – but the odds of hitting all nine out of nine numbers are 1.3 million to 1.
Bet way tickets rather than straight tickets.
The odds are the same, but you’ll hit more payoffs.

This Learn Keno lesson is followed by Keno: Numbers Game
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