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More 9-Spot ways for keno

Oct 21, 2008 5:04 PM

by Keno Lil |

This week a look at the way ticket with 18 spots marked 4-4-3-3-2-2.

There are eight ways to make a 9-spot on this ticket. Here’s the complete breakout of all 63 ways on this ticket:

1/18; 2/16, 2/2; 2/15, 2/3; 3/14, 3/4; 4/13, 4/5; 5/12, 5/6; 6/11, 6/7; 5/10, 5/8; 8/9

This is not a bad way to play nines, but I would feel compelled to play the 5/8 on this ticket. If one were to hit say, 4-2-2 solid, and only get paid for a couple of six out of nines, that would be a Keno tragedy!

The way 10s, 11s, and 12s also look attractive. You can visualize these ways by taking the nine spot ways but using both deuces to make the elevens, both treys to make the twelve spot ways, or taking the 8-spot ways and using both deuces to make the 10-spot ways.

What if we make the ticket, 27-spots, grouped 4-4-4-3-3-3-2-2-2? The ticket will have 511 total ways on it, though some are not playable at most Keno games.The nine spot ways are as follows:

4-3-2, 27-ways; 3-3-3, 1-way; 3-2-2-2, 3-ways for a total of 31.

This is a fun ticket, but a bit pricey for some of us.

Keeping to the 4-3-2 theme, lets look at 16 spots marked 4-3-3-2-2-2, and 20 spots marked 4-4-4-3-3-2. The first ticket is also an 8-way-9, while the second is a 6-way-9. The first ticket has a field of 4, which figures in six of the eight ways, while the second has a field of 2, which figures in all six ways.

Both of these are reasonable tickets to play, but my experience tells me that the 20-spot ticket would be the best to play. At 50 cents per way, $3 per ticket, you can have a lot of fun with this one!

Keno Lil rates this ticket, on a scale of 1 to 5: 3½ spikes.

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