HOT Stories more

MGM Resorts head visiting Springfield to 'reaffirm' casino


My 6-way-9’s keno ticket ‘Sister Act’

March 13, 2012 3:00 AM by Keno Lil

This week we investigate the 6-way 9-spot ticket.

Below you will find four different tickets, a 12-spot, a 13-spot, a 14-spot and a 15-spot, all of which have a 6-way 9-spot way as part of their combinations.

In a sense, we can call these tickets "sisters" because they can be created step by step from the first ticket simply by adding a spot to the first group. Though there are lots of other ways to make a 6-way-9, these four tickets are curiously related, so that is what makes them interesting.

The first ticket, the 12-spot, has a nice symmetry about it, and that usually means a good ticket to play, though you should remember fewer numbers will make a way ticket behave more like a king ticket (fewer winners but bigger win potential) while more numbers played usually means more frequent (but smaller) wins.

The second and third tickets have groups of four and five on them, respectively. In general when playing way nines, tickets with groups of four and five are best to play in terms of win frequency.

The last ticket is reminiscent of the old 4-way-9 marked with a field of six, which turned out to be the very best 4-way-9 to play. This 6-way-9 with a field of six should be quite playable.

Any one of these tickets will do if you want to try a 6-way-9; they should all be almost equal in performance. The basic decisions you will make in choosing one to play will be how many spots you want to play and what other ways you might want to play on the ticket as the others vary.

THE 3-3-2-2-1-1:

1-Way-12; 2-Way-11; 3-Way-10; 6-Way-9; 7-Way-8; 8-Way-7; 10-Way-6; 8-Way-5; 7-Way-4; 6-Way-3; 3-Way-2; 2-Way-1

THE 4-3-2-2-1-1:

1-Way-13; 2-Way-12; 3-Way-11; 5-Way-10; 6-Way-9; 7-Way-8; 8-Way-7; 8-Way-6; 7-Way-5; 6-Way-4; 5-Way-3; 3-Way-2; 2-Way-1

THE 5-3-2-2-1-1:

1-Way-14; 2-Way-13; 3-Way-12; 5-Way-11; 5-Way-10; 6-Way-9; 7-Way-8; 6-Way-7; 7-Way-6; 6-Way-5; 5-Way-4; 5-Way-3; 3-Way-2; 2-Way-1

THE 6-3-2-2-1-1:

1-Way-15; 2-Way-14; 3-Way-13; 5-Way-12; 5-Way-11; 5-Way-10; 6-Way-9; 5-Way-8; 5-Way-7; 6-Way-6; 5-Way-5; 5-Way-4; 5-Way-3; 3-Way-2;

Well that’s it for this week. Good Luck! See you online at


  Brian BlessingRace Day Las Vegas Ralph Siraco

top stories

Ice Cubes | As a life-long Los Angeles Kings fan, it pains me to name my neighbors to be the club to beat. If that doesn’t make my choice truly objective, then there’s not much else I can say to convince you Anaheim will hoist the Stanley Cup this spring.

The 2015 MLB postseason gets underway in New York where the Yankees host the Houston Astros in the American League wild card game. The Astros will send Keuchel (-105) to the mound against the Yanks Tanaka (-105).

Slot Club Spotlight | Overlooking the Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas, The Plaza Hotel & Casino offers guests a variety of gambling choices, including the latest penny slots, high-limit machines, classic favorites.

The Analyst | In attending all days of the gaming industry’s trade show, G2E, I was intrigued by the differences of this year’s show vs. shows of the past and the obvious direction in which the industry is headed.

The head of MGM Resorts International is heading to Springfield this week to shore up support for its $800 million resort casino. President William Hornbuckle visits the city on Monday to “reaffirm” his company’s commitment to building the downtown complex.

Check out our writersCheck out our writers

Stratosphere Real Deals for Real People

GamingToday Race and Sports Futures

           Westgate Superbook  Stratosphere Sports Book  

                Wynn Sports Book  CG Technology

Station Casinos Sports connctionStation Casino Sports Connection