The most popular numbers

December 11, 2001 2:54 AM
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What are the most popular numbers played? This is a question that I have always been interested in, and there seems to be no easy answer. Sure, there have been lots of books and pamphlets published that contain the actual draws from games played at various casinos, but I have never seen a study, or even a simple count of the actual numbers played by Keno players.

Of course, with the computerized Keno systems that are ubiquitous these days, it would be a trivial programming task to add this information to the system. Surprisingly, I know of no ability to do this with the current systems. Well, perhaps, upon reflection, not too surprisingly.

The ability to track actual numbers played on a per game basis would play into the fears of a number of players that the casino could somehow minimize it’s pay outs every game, and the same could be true if the system keeps track of a history of numbers played over a long period of time. In addition, the Nevada Gaming Control might have some reservations about a capability such as this (although this is speculation) for the same reasons.

Ironically, the capability to track actual numbers played might be of some benefit to players. If you knew, for example, which numbers were actually the most popularly played, you could perhaps play less popular numbers and diminish the chance (small, but real) that you might have to split a large jackpot with someone else playing the same numbers.

With that being said, below you will find a graphical representation of the numbers, which I believe are the most popular. This information is based entirely upon my experience, without any direct sampling. Well, that’s it for now! Good luck! I’ll see you in line!