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12-way-5 way to go in live keno

Dec 16, 2008 5:05 PM
Keno Lil |

The 12-way-5 is one of my favorite tickets of all time.

Start with 16-spots, circling 3 groups of 3, 3 groups of 2, and one king. (In a sense, this is simply a 9-way-5 with a king added to it.) Each 2-spot group figures into the 5-spot ways, almost 42 percent on the ticket. Each 3-spot group and the king figure into three of the ways.

So, if you get a good hit on the deuces, you stand a good chance of doing well on the fives. Sometimes I cover the 2-2-2 6-spot on a different ticket, just for "insurance." If all three deuces come up solid without the king, you might end up with just three four out of fives. A solid five may pay in the range of about $500 at 50¢ per way, or $1,000 at a dollar.

The total ways on the ticket are: 1-way-16, 1-way-15, 3-way-14, 6-way-13, 6-way-12, 12-way-11, 13-way-10, 13-way-9, 18-way-8, 13-way-7, 13-way-6, 12-way-5, 6-way-4, 6-way-3, 3-way-2 and 1-way-1, for a total of 127 ways.

Of these ways, the 13-way-10 and the 13-way-7 look the most attractive to me, as they both compliment the 12-way-5, and at a dime per-way-would produce a nice little $2.50 ticket.

There are 400 possible different catches on the ticket, with the most common being 1-1-0-1-0-0-0, about once every 15.82 games. The most common solid five is the 3-1-0-2-1-0-0 catch at about 1,245.9 for one.

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