|Posted: December 17, 2006, 2:18 pm - IP Logged|
There was a slot machine technician in Las Vegas who wrote a booklet about playing video Keno machines. I wish I still had it but I lost it.
Anyway, his whole point was that people play "lucky" numbers, birthdays,m etc when they should instead be playing what he called locations (not exactly a pattern, or more a geomoetry pattern than a number pattern).
This is based on 80 number Keno where the player determines what kind of prize they are going for, i.e., maybe just a 3 out of 3 asoppossed to trying to hit an eight or ten spot.
His premise was that you're going to hit a 5 spot before you ever, if ever, hit an eight spot, so he suggested playing 1, 2, 3, and 4 spots to get some "house money" to go after the five spot.
Then this was the play - on a grid of 80 numbers, there can only be a finite number of "patterns" that can appear (of limited numbers, such as going after five of them). So instead of playing numbers, play "shot groups".
An example would be 2 11 12 21 22
On a Keno grid ( 10 X 8) this would look like this:
(no spaces though between the horizontal lines)
So does anybody think that maybe this could apply to lotto?
Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.
There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.