A hundred-way 8-spot for serious keno players

Mar 27, 2001 7:33 AM

This week’s favorite ticket, the 100-way 8, should be classified as a serious ticket. It’s designed to make some money if you get lucky. Many of you are familiar with the famous 190-way 8, marked using 20 groups of four. It covers all 80 numbers on the board.

The 100-way eight also covers the entire board, but it’s groups of fives and threes. This game costs just a little over half as much to play as the 190-way eight. If you enjoy the 190-way ticket, you’ll surely enjoy this one.

There is, of course, a price to pay. On the 100-way 8, all the groups do not work with all the other groups as on the 190-way 8. The groups of five work only with the groups of three, and vice-versa. Of course, two groups of five make a ten. You can surely play the tens on the ticket, which would add 45 ways to the ticket. There’s also a 45-way 6, playable by combining the groups of three. If you play all the tens, eights and sixes, you’ll once again have a 190-way ticket in which all combinations come into play.

Please note that the ticket illustrated at right is nicely lined off for clarity, though you could "road map" it or even quick pick the groups if you like.

  This ticket is the 100-way 8 played for 10 cents per way. It should be playable at most keno games. If so, consider playing it for a special rate. Some casinos even offer a "Dime Rate" with attractive high-end payouts. This would be a pretty good tournament ticket, both because of the price and the potential for high-end payouts. Have fun!

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