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Multi-Card Video Keno

Learn this game and take your shot at multiple jackpots

by David Stratton

When Four Card Keno was introduced it was immediately embraced by veteran keno players, who recognized the obvious advantages of being able to mark up to four different keno tickets in the same game.

In the previous two issues of Strictly Slots, I gave our readers a closer look at video keno, and I explained how this game can be a solid gamble if you approach it the right way. In this third (and final) article of this series, I want to talk about multi-card video keno, which gives you a shot at multiple jackpots.

The introduction of multi-card keno games – Four Card Keno and later 20-Card Keno – revolutionized video keno, much the way Triple Play and Five Play machines revolutionized video poker.

These multi-card games gave the players the option of playing more than one keno ticket, thus expanding their chances of winning. The obvious advantage is that you can cover more numbers than with one card. The disadvantage is that you’re betting on more than one keno card and the costs can mount, especially with 20-Card Keno.

But, more important than simply being able to mark more than one card, multi-card keno games opened up play to strategy; that is, players now undertook choices that they never had before.

For instance, players now had the option of marking “smaller” tickets, such as 5- and 6-spot cards, within or underneath “larger” tickets, such as 9- and 10-spot tickets, thus opening up the possibility of multiple jackpots.

As we examine both Four Card and 20-Card Keno, you’ll see how a proper strategy can lead to some astounding jackpots.

When Four Card Keno was introduced it was immediately embraced by veteran keno players, who recognized the obvious advantages of being able to mark up to four different keno tickets in the same game.

But for me, I saw Four Card Keno as an opportunity to effectively shrink the size of the keno board by marking groups of numbers into distinct regions, zones, patterns or clusters. The reason this was important to me was simple: Numbers don’t land evenly across the 80-number board; instead, they seem to land in groups or clusters, oftentimes just missing the numbers on your keno card.

As a very simple example, let’s say you like to play 10-spot cards on the top two rows. With Four Card Keno, instead of marking just one row of 10 numbers, you could mark both rows, as well as the “cross-over” patterns consisting of the five upper left-hand numbers coupled with the five lower right-hand numbers, and the five lower left-hand numbers coupled with the five upper right-hand numbers (or you could mark the two 5-by-2 boxes on the top two rows).

By marking these additional 10-spot cards, it’s no longer necessary to catch eight, nine or 10 numbers in your row to hit a nice jackpot. You can cash in when only five hit on the top row when they’re coupled with three, four or five numbers on the bottom row.

I soon began marking “tighter” clusters of numbers, that is, tickets in smaller groups. For instance, instead of marking a single 10-spot ticket on a row of 10 numbers, I’d mark four 7-spot cards, or a combination of 7-spot, 8-spot and 9-spot tickets on that same row of 10 numbers.

The reasoning was that, on any given row, it was likely that seven numbers or more will eventually drop into the row, hopefully filling up one or more of your tickets. And since you’re marking smaller tickets, such as a 7-spot, you don’t need eight or nine numbers to land in the row to hit a nice jackpot.

Of course, it was always possible that the numbers would miss your tickets when they did land in your row. But that’s part of playing keno; sometimes, you just have to be lucky.

When 20-card keno arrived in casinos, the game was an instant hit with video keno fanatics. Many players used the additional cards to cover the entire keno board with tickets, oftentimes ensuring that every number drawn would land in at least one of their cards, somewhere on the board.

But for myself, the additional 16 cards (compared to Four Card Keno) allowed me to “load up” on my favorite clusters by marking more and varied tickets, hopefully ensuring better chances of catching multiple jackpots.

Before proceeding, a note about multi-card keno machines: most casinos (but not all) use slightly reduced pay tables for multi-card keno games. Make sure you’re playing a machine that pays very close to the payoffs found on “straight” keno machines.

For instance, most multi-card machines still pay 7000-for-1 for catching 7-of-7 but the payoff for catching 6-of-7 might be reduced to 335-for-1 from 400-for-1. That’s an acceptable cut.

Similarly, a 9-spot game might return 300-for-1 for catching 7-of-9 instead of the standard 335-for-1, but you should still get 4,700-for-1 for catching 8-of-9.

But if you find a machine in which the 7-of-7 jackpot is cut to as low as 3000-for-1, or the 8-of-9 award is chopped to anything less than 4000-for-1, then the machine is not worth playing; find another machine or go to another casino.

Now, as I pointed out earlier, 20-card keno is a way to play clusters, using many more cards, as well as a variety of different cards (such as 5- and 6-spot tickets).

One of my favorite patterns is playing the two right-hand columns (the “9” and “10” columns) on the keno board. Those two columns gave me six distinct patterns of eight numbers worth playing: the two columns, the two 2-by-4 boxes above and below the center line, and the two “cross-over” patterns. Note that each pattern has a “mirror image” of itself (the two columns mirror each other, as do the two boxes, as well as the cross-over pattern).

This concept of mirror patterns is key here because, using the 20 cards, I would bet all eight 7-spot cards in two mirror patterns (utilizing 16 cards), then mark four 8-spot cards in the remaining patterns.

Thus, if 7-of-8 numbers would land in any of the six patterns, I would have hit at least one 7-of-8 jackpot, or a solid 7-spot along with seven 6-of-7 awards.

In practice, this pattern has become one of my favorites – taking an 8-spot pattern, such as a box or column or the outside (and inside) eight numbers of a row, and filling it with eight 7-spot cards.

As noted, hitting seven of the eight numbers pays a solid 7-spot jackpot plus seven 6-of-7 awards, and is nearly double the payoff of hitting 7-out-of-8 numbers. But the real kicker comes if you can get all eight numbers to hit, creating a payoff of eight solid 7-spots! With only one nickel bet per card, the payoff is a healthy $2,800 or so. But if you have four coins bet per card, the payoff is a mind-numbing $11,200!

To see how this cluster of overlapping patterns would look, see the accompanying photograph.

20-Card Keno opened the floodgates for multiple jackpots such as this one. The bottom row features eight 7-spot cards under the outside eight numbers, plus several 7-spots under the inside eight numbers. The result was 10 solid 7-spots that paid $2826.80 with just 4 cents bet per card!

As noted, multi-card games expand the scope of your keno patterns, and they let you capitalize on smaller jackpots when you insert smaller tickets “underneath” cards such as 7-, 8-, or 9-spot cards.

For instance, instead of marking all 7-spot tickets (as in the above example) under a given set of numbers, you could mark a combination of 5-, 6- and 7-spot tickets. This way, you actually have a chance of winning something when only five and six numbers land in your pattern.

See the second photograph for an example of how multiple jackpots can mount when several tickets are marked within a pattern.

In the 7 column I marked nine 5-spots, six 6-spots and four 7-spots (they all hit when the column filled in). The last card was a 10-spot card that wasn’t part of the winning column.

Let me point out that, in the last example, getting all eight numbers to fill the column is rare, though not impossible. Most of the time you will be lucky to get six numbers or even seven numbers, but because you have 5-spot and 6-spot tickets, there’s plenty of opportunity for nice jackpots.

Multi-Card Video Keno Learn this game and take your shot at multiple jackpots by David Stratton When Four Card Keno was introduced it was immediately embraced by veteran keno players, who

Best Patterns to Play for Video Keno

How to Find the Best Patterns to Play for Video Keno

Here we are going to discuss how to find the best patterns to play for Video Keno. First we start off by making sure you are aware that that Video Keno machines use an RNG (Random Number Generator) system that turns out the numbers. Basically this means they turn out random numbers with no correlation to previous picks or even the next ones.

Although, just like in any machine there will be various patterns and combinations that may be seen after a watching the machine for some time frame. The video keno algorithm generates a few patterns that can be followed by gamblers.

These are considered advantages to those players that know how to spot them. If a gambler can figure out the manner in which that machine is creating those random numbers, then they will be able to grab an edge on the machine and win easily at video keno.

These combinations and patterns can be discovered only after tediously researching numerous sessions of that particular machine. These are known by professional gamblers as “winning combinations” or “pattern numbers”. Video Keno data indicates that somewhere between 5 and 8 numbers out of the preceding picks are repeated.

Choosing Video Keno Patterns

Choosing patterns in a video keno game is the most interesting action since it calls for a bunch of studying and patience. Pick consecutive numbers when you are playing a video keno machine or wager on “hot” and “cold” numbers.

Keno patterns and combinations typically consist of the manner in which numbers picked during various sessions are repeated. Make sure you are watching for repeating numbers over and over again, since these numbers can provide you with a higher potential for winning. A few gamblers will use their favorite numbers to wager like their ages, date of birth or some other important dates in their lives.

Choosing 4 Card Video Keno Patterns

For choosing 4 card video keno patterns the player will pick between 2 and 10 numbers. Playing 4 cards Video Keno is more effective because your chances of winning become greater. You may “hit” 7 spots on half of your cards which will provide you with a sizeable jackpot. Here is the winning pattern at 4 card Video Keno playing assorted combinations of numbers “decreased” from a larger number. Overlapping numbers on those 4 cards will give you the best chance. Pick numbers within a short sequence such as 20, 21, 22, 23; a total of: 26, 28 and a total of: 36, 37.

Preferred Video Keno Patterns

Video Keno players absolutely love playing with different video keno strategies. Some just like following popular and classic patterns of the game. Either they are wagering by utilizing dates in connection with them or either using statistics and databases, whatever it takes to figure out the order to which the numbers are being generated.

In the long run it is all about having fun and enjoying yourself. Concentrating on winning only is going to have a negative outcome to this game. In order to mix gambling and fun, shut your eyes and wager with numbers picked at random.

Methods and Patterns in Video Keno

In a video keno game there’s just one truth. That is the highest jackpot is won with the maximum number of numbers chosen. In this instance, a maximum of 20 numbers from 6 to 10 selected numbers, any player has the chance to win at video keno because up to 15 numbers can hit the jackpot. All video keno players possess their own numbers that are lucky that they will often play. You will need to gamble on huge amounts if you are looking to earn big rewards. Gambling on lesser values is going to reward you with minor gains. According to data provided the hottest numbers in video keno are 3, 16, 44, 58, 61, 66, 67, 74 and 78.

Video Keno Winning Patterns

The game of video keno is centered on a big measure of unpredictability, because it is due to a RNG (Random Number Generator). Random numbers are difficult to get predicted, particularly when they are the result of a computer choice. A number of gamblers love to watch, determine and then play with those numbers referred to as “hot” numbers while some others choose to make use of complex software systems. These are commonly known as “computer predictors”.

Best Video Keno Patterns to Play

The best approach to winning at Video Keno is by using “hot” numbers. Then again just by using the dates you like or use each time. Also, a more sensible choice is by using a computer algorithm that is able to generate correct calculations and offer a higher possibility of hitting big payouts.

You need to find out which is a better choice for the video keno game. Do not forget to enjoy yourself since Video Keno is supposed to be a game for relaxation. Try using the numbers the next time you play video keno as they are among the best: 3, 16, 44, 58, 61, 66, 67, 74 and 78. As long as you will follow our suggestions of patterns and combinations, your chances of winning will be enhanced.

Here we are going to discuss how to find the best patterns to play for Video Keno. Read our full article to learn patterns and combinations.