Over the years, many ways have been designed to play the keno lottery. There are different categories of lottery tickets. They are straight tickets, way tickets, split tickets, king tickets, combination tickets.

Straight Tickets

Straight tickets are the most common and basic tickets. You have to simply market your numbers and then patially wait the draw. First of all you have to decide about the number of spots that you wish to play. Usually you will be allowed by Casinos to choose up to 15 spots. Some casinos even allow a choice of up to 40 numbers on your straight ticket. To begin with, you play with just 4 to 8 numbers. It is not worth to play below 4 spots, with the average 30% that casino take. The more the vacancies chosen by you, more will be ratio of odds of hitting all.

Amount of Wager

Secondly you have to decide about the amount of wager. Commonly straight tickets are of \$ 1 each, although sometimes it may cost 70 cents or much lower. You have the choice of playing in multiples of base rate. When you opt for a split ticket, you get the chance of playing two or more straight tickets on a same physical ticket. The group of number in each logical ticket may either be circled or just separated by line. Each game having a group of numbers should have its unique numbers without sharing without sharing with other groups. Though there is no special advantage in split ticket, you will be able to two or more than two games on same paper. However, with split tickets, you can not make use of same number more than one time.

Tickets

Despite complications, Way tickets are preferred for two reasons: convenience and fractional rates. Way tickets offer more convenience for some keno players. Multiple games can be marked on just a single ticket. Apart from this, you have the freedom to play at fractional rates, as low as 10 cents for each way, instead of playing with the usual amount of \$ 1 that you may have to pay for a straight ticket. The payouts for both way tickets as well as multiple tickets are the same. Avoid way tickets, if they are confusing or when you have no interest in fractional rates. With combination tickets, you have the option to combine groups of different straight bets on a single ticket in different ways by wagering a single unit for every possible combination. You can also conveniently combine way bets and straight bets on one single ticket. Ensure that the groups bet on combination ticket are clearly marked on the ticket's right hand side. On a King ticket, you get just one number circled by itself. The number is known as King which is used by combining with other groups on a ticket.

Sometimes Casinos offer special tickets to promote the keno games. They should be played in a predetermined manner and the pay off should be made using different pay schedule. For the convenience of the player, the payout chart is marked on special ticket itself. Special tickets offer better deals than the other routine keno tickets.