More fun with those 15-spotters

Jun 25, 2007 2:34 AM

Let’s take a look at a few 10-way-15 spots. These tickets are eminently playable. If you like to play six spot ways you will most likely enjoy these. Fifteen-spots share the characteristics of 6-spots: High frequency pay outs and a good chance at a thousand dollar or more winner.

The first two tickets are similar (in terms of the 15-spot ways they are identical) since both of them have five kings and a "field" of 12 numbers. In the first ticket, the field is three groups of four while the second ticket has four groups of three for a field. The difference in the tickets is only important if you want to play additional ways, the ticket with the four groups of three has almost double the total ways on it.

 

4 4 4 1 1 1 1 1

 

3 3 3 3 1 1 1 1 1

 

The ticket below also has a 10-way-15. These are easy to visualize as there are 17 total spots on the ticket, and if you simply take away 2-spots you are left with a 15. There are seven ways to take away a solid deuce, and three ways to take away two kings, hence the 10-way-15.

 

2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1

 

Our next 10-way-15 has a pleasant symmetry and is very playable. Marked with nineteen numbers you just take away 4 to make your fifteen. There are three ways to take away a solid four, one way to take away a 2-2 and six ways to take away a 2-1-1.

 

4 4 4 2 2 1 1 1

 

Also nineteen numbers but a bit twisted:

 

4 4 3 2 2 2 1 1

 

4 3 3 3 2 2 1 1

 

One of my favorites, a field of nine, and five groups of two. Also nineteen numbers, there are ten ways to take away a 2-2. If all you are playing are the 15-spot ways, you can simply mark the field in a group of nine instead of three threes. There is a nice 20-way-8 here too. Play it if you can afford it.

 

3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2

 

On a scale of one to five spikes, with five being the highest, Keno Lil rates the above ticket (4spikes):

Finally here are three more possibilities that I leave you without comment:

 

5 3 3 3 2 2 2

 

4 3 3 3 3 2 1 1

 

4 3 3 2 2 2 2 2

 

If you have a Keno question that you would like answered, please write to me care of this paper, or contact me on the web via email at [email protected]. Well, that’s it for now. Good luck! I’ll see you in line!