Ten-spot ticket is link to ‘good old days’

April 09, 2001 3:00 AM
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This week’s favorite way ticket is an oldie but goodie, that harkens back to the days when the 10 spot was king, before the eight spot became so popular. These days, though the eights and sixes are the most popular tickets, the 10 spot remains eminently playable. Need I remind you that someone hit a solid ten for a $1,000,000 payday a couple of years ago? Besides, you don’t even have to hit a solid 10 to end up money ahead. A catch of 7, 8, or 9 out of 10 will make most playing sessions happy ones.

   This ticket has a whimsical side to it, one that appeals to old time Keno writers and players alike: It uses one of each size group from 7 down to 1 to make the ticket a total of 28 spots. The 10 spot combinations are 7-3, 7-2-1, 6-4, 6-3-1, 5-4-1, 5-3-2 and 4-3-2-1. Since every group combines on two or three different ways, this is a good ticket to play. Another thing that makes this a good playing ticket is the large number of spots on it compared to the number of ways. This ticket has a 28 spot to 7-way ratio, 4:1, while seven straight 10s would have a 10:1 ratio. In general, though it is not intuitive, the higher this ratio, the more frequent the wins will be.

   The seven-way 10 was often used as a training tool for beginning Keno writers, because of the variety of combinations on it.

Tournament Update

   April 28, 2001. Peppermill Reno BLT No. 35. Call 1-800- 648-6992 Ext. 7290.

   May 18-20, 2001. Sun-downer Reno Keno Tournament. Call 1-800-648-5490 Ext. 349.

   June 2, 2001. Harrah’s Reno Keno Klassic. Contact Harrah’s Reno at 1-800-427-7247.

   July 4, 2001. Sands Regency Reno. Summer Keno Tournament. Call 1-800-233-4939 Ext. 2247.

   July 20-22, 2001. Sundowner Reno Keno Tournament. Call 1-800- 648-5490 Ext. 349.

   Sept. 8, 2001. Harrah’s Reno Keno Klassic. Contact Harrah’s Reno Reno at 1-800-427-7247.

   Oct. 5-6, 2001. Sands Regency Reno. Fall Keno Tournament. Call 1-800-233-4939 Ext. 2247.

   Oct. 12-14, 2001. Sun-downer Reno Keno Tournament. Call 1-800-648-5490 Ext. 349.

   Nov. 10, 2001. Harrah’s Reno Keno Klassic. Contact Harrah’s Reno Reno at 1-800-427-7247.

   Tell them you heard about it from Keno Lil in GamingToday!

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