Yo! How ‘bout an11-way-11 spot?

Aug 1, 2005 1:20 AM

Although the following ticket isn’t one of my very favorite ones, once in a while I get in the mood to play 11-spot tickets, and what better way to play them than to play an 11-way-11?

To mark the ticket, first select 15 numbers, and circle one group of four, five groups of two and a king (one spot.)


4 2 2 2 2 2 1

1-Way-15 1-Way-14 5-Way-13 5-Way-12

11-Way-11 11-Way-10 15-Way-9 15-Way-8

15-Way-7 15-Way-6 11-Way-5 11-Way-4

5-Way-3 5-Way-2 1-Way-1

If you play the eleven 11s at 50 cents per way, your ticket will cost $5.50. But I would certainly cover the 15 spot for a buck, so make the cost $6.50. If your bankroll is stronger or you are willing to play for less per way, any of the ways on this ticket — except for the fours, threes, twos and one — are playable.

Eleven spots aren’t that popular, but they are playable. There are several reasons for their unpopularity. First, 11 is an odd number, and odd numbers are not particularly popular among keno players, especially on way tickets where it is not as easy to make ways for odd numbers.

Secondly, 11 is a "transdecimal" number (larger than 10) and tickets with more than 10 spots are not particularly popular either.

Some casinos have really poor odds on the larger tickets also, which is something you should check out before you play one.

Well that’s it for this week. Good luck. I’ll see you in line!