The ticket’s a nice play at 10¢ per way
The 100-way eight takes us into somewhat unfamiliar territory, that is, for many keno players. Although most experienced players have seen or played a 190-way-8, very few have played a 100-way-8.
The 100-way-8 is constructed of 10 groups of five and 10 groups of three. You can see an example of how to mark this ticket in the accompanying graphic.
The example is marked in nice neat columns, but you can road map this ticket just as easily as you can a 190-way-8. You may also quick pick a 100-way-8; just ask the writer to quick pick 10 groups of five and 10 groups of three.
The ticket is easy to understand. It takes one group of five and one group of three to make an eight. Since there are 10 groups of each on the ticket, there are 10 x 10 = 100 ways to make an eight. If you catch one four-out-of-five and one three -out-of three, you will have a seven out of eight!
The 100-way-8, while still covering the whole board, does so at nearly half the cost of a 190-way-8. This is quite an advantage over the 190 way ticket.
On the other hand, it is quite clear that every group does not work with every other group as it does on the 190-way-8. If you hit two solid fives, for instance, instead of hitting a solid 10, you would just get paid for a bunch of five out of eights. The same thing is true of the 3-spots.
If you are playing just the eights, and you hit two solid threes, you won’t get paid for the solid six! Alternatively, if you want to load the ticket, play the 45-way-10 and the 45-way-6, and you’ll be back at 190 ways, albeit a slightly different 190 ways than you are used to! It’s an interesting choice to make.
The 100-way-8 is an excellent ticket to play at those casinos that offer dime (10¢) a way play, as the ticket has a nice round price of $10. And, depending upon tournament rules, it is a pretty fair tournament ticket, because you can easily scale the price to meet your objectives if you hit.
On a scale of one to five spikes, with five being the highest, Keno Lil rates this ticket: 3 spikes
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Well, that’s it for now. Good luck! I’ll see you in line!