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Tips to Win at Keno

Playing Keno is like playing the lottery: You pick your numbers and hope that they hit. Here are some tips to help you win at keno and get more out of your keno game.

How Many Keno Numbers to Pick

How many spots should you pick? There is no one right answer, but there are a few principles to keep in mind.

The more keno numbers you pick, the higher your potential winnings. If you bet $1 and pick only one number, hitting your number will win you $3. If you pick 5 numbers, you can win $50. If you pick 10 numbers, you can win $1,800. And if you pick 15 keno numbers, you can win $10,000.

On the other hand, if you pick more numbers, you also need to match more of them in order to win anything. If you pick 5 numbers, you need 2 matches to break even. If you pick 10, you need 3 matches to break even. And if you pick 15 keno numbers, you'll need 5 matches to break even.

A Good Keno Bet

Close study of the online keno payout table will reveal some good bets. For example, if you pick anywhere from 7 to 11 keno numbers, you need 3 hits to break even. So it makes sense to pick 11 numbers. For one thing, your odds of at least getting your original bet back are higher, since it is easier to hit 3 out of 11 than it is to hit 3 out of 7. At the same time, the maximum payout on an 11-spot ticket is 3,000-to-1; on a 7-spot ticket it is only 100-to-1.

So, as a matter of keno strategy, picking 11 keno numbers makes more sense than picking 7, 8, 9, or 10 numbers, any way you look at it. Your chances of at least breaking even are much higher, and your maximum potential winning keno payout is also much higher.

Picking Your Keno Numbers

Have fun picking your keno numbers. Remember, the winning keno numbers are chosen at random, so any number has the same chance of winning as any other number. There is no "wrong" way to pick numbers in a game of keno. So you might as well have fun. You can go with birthdays, dress sizes, license plate numbers, or telephone numbers. It's always fun to pick a theme each time you play and stick with that theme for the day. You can play birthdays on Monday, and telephone numbers on Tuesday. Any of these systems can enable you to win at keno. The possibilities are as limitless as your imagination.

Balance Your Yin and Your Yang

Keno is an ancient Chinese game, based on certain principles of Chinese philosophy. One of these is the concept of Yin and Yang. Yin and Yang are the two opposing yet complementary forces of the universe. Ideally, Yin and Yang should be kept in perfect balance.

In keno, the Yin is represented by the top half of the keno ticket, and the Yang by the bottom half. To keep the Yin and Yang in harmony, you need to pick an equal number of keno spots from the top half and the bottom half of the keno ticket.

The Yin and Yang theory of winning keno numbers has not been scientifically proven, but it certainly can't hurt to have the mystical powers of the universe on your side.

Have Fun Playing Keno

The most important tip for playing Keno online is to know that you are having fun. You can hope for a little good luck and pick those keno numbers with pizzazz. And then, you can sit back, watch, and hope you will be the lucky keno winner for the day.
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