Keno is a popular game in land-based and online casinos. It is a random game and is therefore enjoyed by professional and amateur gamblers alike. The odds against winning in the game of keno are lower than any other casino game. However, it remains popular due to the fact that for a very small amount of money for each game, players have the potential to win huge amounts of money. While the odds of winning the top win are very low, if you do win it, your prize money could be life changing.
The odds of you winning in the game of keno are greatest if you play a "4 spot game", that is, you select four numbers to mark on your Keno ticket. Playing anything more than a six spot game will result in such low odds that your chances of winning are minimal. There are those who play more than a six spot game, but that is only if they plan to profit from minor prizes while playing a good system.
|Payout for top win||Odds against top win||Odds against any win||Number of spots selected|
|2 - 1||3 - 1||1|
|11 - 1||15.63 - 1||2|
|43 - 1||71.07 - 1||5.55 - 1||3|
|119 - 1||325 - 1||2.86 - 1||4|
|639 - 1||1,549 - 1||9.34 - 1||5|
|1,659 - 1||7,752 - 1||5.19 - 1||6|
|5,000 - 1||40,978 - 1||3.23 - 1||7|
|20,000 - 1||230,114 - 1||8.77 - 1||8|
|100,000 - 1||1,380,686 - 1||5.53 - 1||9|
|1,000,000 - 1||8,911,702 - 1||14.47 - 1||10|
The Reduced Keno System
The reduced Keno system is a basic Keno system. The principle behind the reduced system is to select more numbers than your target number and then mathematically reduce them in order to reach your target number. Your target number is the size spot that you bet on, or in other words, the amount of numbers that you bet on in one game. Your target can be anything from a spot one to a spot fifteen and you have the power to decide what it will be as you can choose what size spot you will bet on in the game of keno.
How to Play the Reduced Keno System
For a target number of four, you begin by choosing 6 numbers between 1 and 80 and entering them into the selection box at the top of the Keno card. You then copy your numbers vertically down the chart into the open boxes. You will find that you now have 4 numbers on each line of the chart. These four numbers are then transferred over to a standard keno entry form leaving you with 3 keno tickets, each with four numbers (spots).
Example of the Reduce Keno System
For our example, let's say that you have selected the six numbers: 12, 29, 37, 52, 54 and 78. You fill these numbers into the chart as follows:
Once you have completed the chart as above, you will need to transfer the numbers on each line to the three keno tickets that you are holding.
Your final three keno tickets will look as follows:
- Ticket 1: 12, 29, 52, 54
- Ticket 2: 12, 37, 54, 78
- Ticket 3: 29, 37, 52, 78
Possible Payouts Using the Reduced Keno System
If you pay $1 per keno ticket will have outlaid $3 for the above 3 tickets. If all six of your originally selected numbers win you will win the maximum on all three tickets. The payout for 4 numbers being called is $119 per ticket. In other words, for an outlay if $3, you could win $357.
If 5 of your original numbers are selected, you are guaranteed one 4 number win and two tickets with 3 out of four winning.
If four of your numbers are selected you will have a chance of a four number win, but at a minimum you will win two three number wins and one two number win.
All of these result in minimal loss with potentially high payouts.