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Using deuces in way tickets

Nov 22, 2004 11:27 PM

Deuce-WAY tickets are almost as popular with experienced keno players as king tickets. Deuce-WAYs are constructed using groups of two as you might imagine, and they can be as simple as two groups of two, or as complex as 40 groups of two. Since two is an even number, it is easy to construct fours, sixes, eights and tens using groups of two.

A deuce-WAY six, for example, is made up of three groups of two. A ticket with five groups of two will produce a ten-WAY six, because that is the number of-WAYs that five groups can be taken three at a time. Deuce-WAY tickets share a common property with king tickets. Although it is harder to catch a solid hit on a deuce-WAY ticket than on a straight ticket, multiple winners are quite common. For instance, if you are playing a deuce-WAY eight and you hit a seven out of eight, it is a quite common occurrence to have other sevens and sixes out of eight on the same ticket.

Here is a chart of all the playable-WAYs on deuce-WAY tickets up to 20 spots:

 

2 2

1-WAY 4 2-WAY 2

2 2 2

1-WAY 6 3-WAY 4 3-WAY 2

2 2 2 2

1-WAY 8 4-WAY 6 6-WAY 4 4-WAY 2

2 2 2 2 2

1-WAY 10 5-WAY 8 10-WAY 6 10-WAY 4 5-WAY 2

2 2 2 2 2 2

1-WAY 12 6-WAY 10 15-WAY 8 20-WAY 6 15-WAY 4

6-WAY 2

2 2 2 2 2 2 2

1-WAY 14 7-WAY 12 21-WAY 10 35-WAY 8 35-WAY 6

21-WAY 4 7-WAY 2

 

2 2 2 2 2 2

1-WAY 16 8-WAY 14 28-WAY 12 56-WAY 10 70-WAY 8

56-WAY 6 28-WAY 4 8-WAY 2

2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

1-WAY 18 9-WAY 16 36-WAY 14 84-WAY 12 126-WAY 10

126-WAY 8 84-WAY 6 36-WAY 4 9-WAY 2

2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

1-WAY 20 10-WAY 18 45-WAY 16 120-WAY 14 210-WAY 12

252-WAY 10 210-WAY 8 120-WAY 6 45-WAY 4 10-WAY 2

 

Deuce-WAY tickets can also become quite expensive to play, as you can see from the above chart, particularly if you are playing all the-WAYs. Perhaps the most popular of all the tickets above is the 10 spot, which is commonly played as a five-WAY eight and five-WAY two spot; at 50 cents per-WAY this comes to $5.00. If you add the sixes, the ticket price will come to $10.00, and if you hit a deuce you will at least get $6 back, which covers part of your bet.

A deuce-WAY ticket is a decent compromise for someone who likes king tickets but just can’t afford to play them. For instance, if you play 12 numbers and king them all, you will have a 924-WAY six! If you play the same 12 numbers in deuces, you will have a 20-WAY six, which is certainly more affordable!

Well, that’s it for this week, good luck, I’ll see you in line!