i wont go into the details of exact amounts and odds etc. but here is my play method for our local keno.
when u play the lower spot games, you get a lower payout, but the odds of winning that payout are better.
i decided over 10 years ago to start on the lowest avail here, a spot 2 that paid $12 for hitting 2/2.
if i won well and good, i would play until the point where if i win $12 i win just my bet back ie $12.
then i would up my odds to the spot 3 that paid $2 for 2 of your 3 and $32 for 3/3
once again if i won i would go back to spot 2, if i lost a TOTAL of $32, i would up it to spot 4.
spot 4 pays 3/4 $8 and 4/4 $120, I only won that once,
anyhow i wont bother you with the details of ea spot suffice to say i just update to spot 7, and have lost a cummalitive total of $1400 in the 10 plus years. the other day I won the 6/7 on spot 7 and took a $200 win. if htere was 1 mor enumber I would have collected $8k and beeen in a nice profit. o well, this pits me back to below $1300 loses, whic is the break point for spot 6.
so now I am playing a spot 6 ea day , or a few spot 6's depnding on how many $1 coints i have when i leave the store.
i have about $90 to go to i hit the break even point on spot 6, of $1300 so wish me luck.
I am getting a little worried that the longer thois carries on the less likely i will ever be to win my losses back, but i see it as a savings plan. one where i never know when i get to withdraw my money.
I have won a $500 prize, and that put some winnings in my pocket, usually the $2 prizes go straight back into tickets.
Im guessing overall , im about $450 down, but the small wins when the accounting resets to zero is usually spent as drinking money. If i ever get to the spot 8 lvl thats a $50k prize and i dont ever expect to spend that much. even in another 20 years.