Well, there really isn't much to be said about strategy when it comes to the game of keno. Being a game of pure luck, the numbers you pick don't play a role in whether you win or lose, but as in any casino game, there are of course things you can do to make for a better game. Wagering more than you can afford is a risky business but one that's quite popular among gamblers at the casinos. Before I start explaining what keno strategy actually entails, you need to know that there isn't any strategy that will significantly increase your chances of winning. Having said that, you should wear your lucky shoes or bring your lucky pendant, because luck is the only thing that can make a difference.
Let's take a closer look at the game, shall we? Starting off, you have the ticket in front of you and you're probably wondering to yourself how to play it so that this time you hit the jackpot. Well, if there were a way to do that, everyone would be raking in the state lottery more than once in his or her lifetime. Unfortunately, lady luck is your best friend in this game of chance. Take a look at the odds.
So, how do you play the game to give yourself the best chances? 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. Keno is a fairly safe game, as the risks of falling into debt aren't normally that high because usually, you're wagering only small amounts each time; managing your money should still be a top priority though. 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.
Keno players have to make the decision when they start to play, between choosing a small number of number, and choosing a large number of numbers. The sharp mind is going to notice that the odds have to change with the number of numbers the player pick? If you pick just two numbers, isn't there a better chance of hitting 100% of those numbers than if you had picked 10? In actuality yes, but as payouts fluctuate with the number of numbers picked, the casinos compensate for any weak mathematics. You don't get paid nearly as well for hitting all of your 3 numbers, as you would had you hit all of your 10 numbers.
Keno really isn't for gamblers who like to win a bit at a time and build up their winnings, but rather for the players seeking some entertainment, and hoping to get lucky and strike it rich in one bet. If you're looking for a more consistent (but smaller wins) moneymaker, I would suggest blackjack or craps. Sure enough, the games that have the highest house edge are usually the most amusing because they offer more action for you dollar, but less frequent chances for a win.
So, if I haven't answered your questions pertaining to a keno strategy, follow this: enjoy yourself to get the most out of your dollar.
Back to How to play Keno