There really isn't much
to our Keno strategy, just like there wouldn’t be much to
a strategy about the Lottery or Bingo. Rule number one should
be to enjoy yourself!
Keno is a game of pure luck, the numbers
you pick don't play a role in whether you win or lose, but as
in all casino games, there are things you can do improve the game.
Before we start explaining what the strategy actually involves,
you need to know that there isn't a keno strategy in existence
that can increase your chances of winning. Having said that, you
could wear your lucky shoes or use your lucky mouse, because luck
is the only thing that can make a difference.
So, how do you play the game to give
yourself the very best chance? Well, money management is a very
big issue when it comes to gambling, and keno is no exception.
How you manage your money is a critical factor in a good keno
strategy, because that's what allows you to play. Such is the
world - not much comes free. The risks of falling into debt aren't
normally that high because usually, you're wagering only small
amounts each time; however, the game does have the potential to
cross the safe line when people are betting more than they should.
With the various ways to play the game, it's easy for all the
bets to add up to a high amount. Although normally keno isn't
a very expensive game to play, with most betting limits being
around $1 or $2, it can end up costing more than a person can
afford to lose.
Because keno isn't a very rewarding
game compared to some others that you can find throughout the
casino, wagering more money on a single bet might not get you
so much in return. Keno is a negative expectation game, which
means that you'll lose more than you will win in the long run,
and holds a house edge of around 35% - one of he highest in the
casino! No wonder the attendants invite you to play - that's how
they get paid.
This is really it for
keno strategy, but let me explain to you the other parts that
the game entails, such as what and how many numbers you pick.
This is often an area that is misunderstood and used by some in
their fool-proof systems and strategies. Some 'experts' as they
call themselves may tell you that playing less numbers is a better
way to catch a number and that's true, because the probability
of catching 2 numbers out of 20 drawn is much better than that
of catching 4 numbers out of 20. So, you can see that this doesn't
make for a good strategy or a system for that fact. The payout
that the casino offers in turn reflects the chances of catching
a number, so, the better the chances, the lower the payout.
Littlewoods for a great game of Keno
- To draw the numbers for each game.
- To catch a number means that a number you have marked on your
keno ticket has been drawn.
Way Ticket - A ticket
in which groups of numbers are bet several different ways, allowing
the player to spread money over several combinations.
Board - A large electronic board that displays the winning
Lounge - The main area within a casino where keno is played.
Runner - A casino employee who shuttles your keno bet from
wherever you are to the keno writer, and also delivers payment
for winning tickets.
Pool - The range of numbers from which you select the ones
you want to play. A typical keno pool ranges from 1 to 80.
- Any number from 1 to 80 that a player selects on a keno ticket.
It also refers to the number of numbers that are marked on a ticket.
Keno - The basic keno game, played by marking individual
numbers on a keno ticket.
Wand - A pointing device used on some video keno machines
to select numbers.
Ticket - A ticket that groups different numbers to create
more than one way to win.