Many ‘ways’ to hit a 7-spot

Dec 7, 2004 12:03 AM

This week we’ll cover seven-spot ways. Sevens are not as popular as most of the other keno tickets out there, although in the last 10 years they have become more popular than before. I think that this is mainly because of inflation. The $1,480 or $1,500 that you can win on a six-spot just doesn’t buy as much as it used to! A typical seven spot pays a little over $8,000 when hit solid, while a special rate seven can pay $10,000 or more, depending on where you are playing.


The three way seven is quite simple and playable, since it is really just a three way six with a king (one spot group) added to it. This ticket has a sister: If you play eleven numbers, grouped 4-3-3-1, you will also have a three way seven. Another simple way to play a three way seven is by grouping nine numbers 3-2-2-2. This ticket also has a sibling, eleven numbers grouped 5-2-2-2. Thus, by changing the group of three to a group of five, you still have a three way seven. And of course, 12 numbers gr ouped 5-3-2-2 is also a three way seven!

The four way seven also has a sister, if you want to play one less number. Just mark nine numbers, and group them 2-2-2-1 and you’ll have another four way seven.

The seven way seven, 4-4-2-2-2-1 looks good to me based upon our principle of "the more numbers you play the better" that we’ve established previously. Besides that, how can you go wrong playing seven sevens? And, if you want to get fancy, it also has a seven way eight and a seven way six on it!

Our eleven way seven and twelve way sevens both look good to play and are also related. You mark either ticket using eighteen numbers, but by changing one group of four to a five and one group of four to a three, the 12 way is transfigured to the 11 way!

Finally, there could be some great news coming out of Station Casinos in Las Vegas.

The word is that Station will soon inaugurate a keno jumbo progressive jackpot, very similar to Station’s jumbo jackpot and jumbo poker jackpot.

We don’t have any details yet, but expect some announcement this month or shortly after the start of the new year. Any progressive will be appreciated!

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

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


3 -way 7 10 numbers grouped 3-3-3-1

4 -way 7 10 numbers grouped 3-2-2-2-1

5 -way 7 15 numbers grouped 4-4-3-3-1

6 -way 7 9 numbers grouped 2-2-2-1-1-1

7 -way 7 15 numbers grouped 4-4-2-2-2-1

8 -way 7 12 numbers grouped 3-3-2-2-1-1

9 -way 7 11 numbers grouped 3-3-2-1-1-1

10 -way 7 12 numbers grouped 3-2-2-2-2-1

11 -way 7 18 numbers grouped 5-4-3-2-2-1-1

12 -way 7 18 numbers grouped 4-4-4-2-2-1-1

13 -way 7 16 numbers grouped 4-4-3-2-1-1-1

14 -way 7 16 numbers grouped 4-4-2-2-2-1-1

15 -way 7 13 numbers grouped 3-3-3-1-1-1-1

16 -way 7 14 numbers grouped 3-3-2-2-2-1-1

17 -way 7 15 numbers grouped 3-3-2-2-2-2-1

18 -way 7 17 numbers grouped 3-3-3-2-2-2-2

19 -way 7 19 numbers grouped 3-3-3-3-2-2-2-1

20 -way 7 14 numbers grouped 3-2-2-2-2-2-1