Tickets in the game of Keno

Tickets in the game of Keno

The game of Keno has slowly but surely become a staple of any self-respecting casino all across the world. Enthusiastic players have come up with a lot of ways to play the game in the past few years. Here are the six different types of keno tickets you can get.

Straight Tickets

This is the most basic ticket you can get. You just have to mark your numbers on it and then wait for the draw. You will have to determine yourself how many spots you will want to play. Most places will allow you to choose between 1 and 15 spots while some will even allow you to choose 20, 32 or 40 numbers. Generally you will want to play between 4 and 8 numbers. Playing below 4 spots is not a good idea since the payoff will be quite small. Remember, the more numbers you choose the smaller your odds of winning will become.

Split Tickets

This type of ticket is basically just 2 or more straight tickets on the same physical ticket. Each of these split tickets has a group of numbers that will be circled or separated by a line. Each of them has their own unique numbers and they can’t share numbers with each other. This type of ticket holds no real advantages; it just allows you to play two or more games on the same piece of paper.

Way Tickets

This type of ticket is pretty complicated. They are mostly played for the convenience of marking multiple games on a single ticket. Another good reason is the fractional rates. Some casinos will allow you to play for as little as 10 cents per way, instead of the usual rate you would pay for a straight ticket.

Combination Tickets

This type of ticket will allow players to combine different groups of straight bets on one ticket in different ways with the player wagering one unit for each of the possible combinations. Straight bets and way bets can also be combined on one ticket. The groups which you will bet on a combination ticket should be clearly market on the right hand side of the ticket.

King Tickets

A king ticket will have one number that will be circled from the start. This number is called the King and can be used in combination with other groups of numbers on a ticket.

Special Tickets

Casinos will sometimes promote the game of Keno by giving out special tickets. These have to be played in a certain pre-determined manner and they will pay by using a different pay schedule. This schedule will be usually marked on the ticket itself. Most of these tickets will offer better deals to players and are mainly used to attract new players.

If you start playing Keno you will slowly but surely learn which tickets are best for you and your betting patterns.


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