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What is your favorite KENO book?

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MillionsWanted's avatar - 24Qa6LT
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Posted: July 10, 2008, 3:51 pm - IP Logged

If you got one or more. Any books which actually got systems that work?

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    Posted: July 10, 2008, 6:36 pm - IP Logged

    It wasn't a Keno book but a manual sold through mail order. I wish I had kept it but it got lost a few moves ago.

    A slot tech. in Vegas wrote a manual that pertained mostly to video keno but could be used on live Keno too (Casino Keno, where you choose how many numbers you are trying to hit).

    His basic approach was that you are going to hit five out of five, for example, before you ever hit an eight spot, if you ever do.

    Considering that, he suggested betting fewer numbers and playing those fewer numbers for more money.

    On video Keno you could play for a quarter (25 cents), so he suggested playing for a dollar (four quarters), thus getting paid four times what the one quarter would pay if you hit.

    Since he was a slot tech., the other part of his approach (don't forget this was computers a la early 1980s, but the following is still true) was that in a grid of 8 rows and 10 columns there are only a finite number of p[atterns that can show. Granted, the number of them is up there, but just like lotto, is "limited".

    Since he called for you to play a 3, 4, 5, or 6 spot at the most, the number of patterns was even more limited.

    As an example, a 5-spot he suggested was anything that looked like 2, 11, 12, 21, 22. Those didn't have to be the numbers, just kep that kind of pattern.

    Part of that was based on the machine has to "spit out" adjacent numbers every few games.

    We don't have ottery Keno where I live now, and from what I understand you have to play a 10-spot (is that right?), but maybe if you ever get to play vido Keno this will help.

    Good Luck!

    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.

      eddessaknight's avatar - nw paladin.jpg
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      Posted: July 11, 2008, 4:22 pm - IP Logged

      Hey thanks, Coin Toss,   that was an interesting post-  too bad we don't have the book tile & author, I also lost too much in moves.


      And at Millions-

      Although I am not claiming my personal experience to be definitive  book or system review; I have had some decent past results with:


      1, "CLUSTER KENO" (2nd Edition 2004) - Using the Zone Method to Win at Video Keno

            conventional approach, essentially tells player how to physically track patterns  & play where the ball is hitting in clusters, Good for fast play VK 20 card machines.


      2. "WINNING KENO" by Michael Gilfillan- self published Red Lead Press 2004

            unorthodox mathematically, based on author's collecting keno hits via occurance factor (how often number hits). These numbers are grafted according to specific time periods, so the player know what to play with the big fator- When.  At the time I first purchased same I had a number of small to medium level results and even improved same when I stsrted applying specific wheels & interlocking wagering strategies. Ostensibly for all forms of keno, but my best reults were with 4 & 20 card VK. After 2007 the frequency or intensity of hits were cooling down. Author has promised a updated edition with fresh gathering & tabulation of numbers plus methodologies - so far no new book release date.


      The books are low risk cost and good for fun resarch and experimentation.

      *I am not related nor invested in them or any gaming enterprise.


      Good Luck, hope this helps and if you try keep us posted with your results.

      EddessaKnight Sun Smiley

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        Posted: July 11, 2008, 7:53 pm - IP Logged

        Keno Corner offers systems and playing strategies for those penny 20 card keno video machines and 4 card machines too but it costs a one time $34.95 to join the site. Book stores at least allow us to look at what's in the books before buying so I'm not recommending it.

        Most of the live casino keno games offer playing strategies in the form of way tickets on their pamphlets. We can play 8 numbers by putting them into four groups of 2 and play four 2-spots, six 4-spots, four 6-spots, and one 8-spot or a 15-way ticket. Some even have a chart showing how much you'll win based on how many matches from each group. You can play 2 groups of two or more to create a way ticket and can do the same with groups of three or more numbers.

        The advantage of playing way tickets is we can play for 50 cents a way by having at least 3 ways. For 20 to 100 ways we can play for a quarter a way and a dime a way over 100. Coin Toss mentioned clusters; there are twenty 4 number clusters like 1-2-11-12, 45-46-55-56, etc. and there is a playing strategy where you make 190 8-spots and hopefully two of those clusters hit.  At a dime a way the ticket costs $19.00 and pays $5000 for matching two clusters and an 8-spot pays off for catching at 5, 6, or 7 numbers too. The same type of ticket can be played by using the 20 clusters or rows like 1-11-21-31. 

        Some state lotteries offer keno but the payoffs are much less than casino keno and marking each play slip individually would make it very difficult to play ways. 

          MillionsWanted's avatar - 24Qa6LT
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          Posted: July 12, 2008, 5:52 pm - IP Logged

          I'm looking for books and systems for lottery keno. The national lottery company in Norway is running a 70 number keno where 20 numbers are drawn and you can win with 0 to 10 numbers correct/2 to 10 numbers played. There's one draw each evening. I suppose some of the keno systems for casinos can be used on lottery kenos also.

          I am also trying to develop a system of my own. It is showing some positive sign(wins) and I will work on it further.

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            Posted: July 15, 2008, 11:09 am - IP Logged

            Been thru this a million times here: there are no books or 'systems' that guarantee a win, or else everyone would be playing that way: according to the books' rules or systems.

            Whatever system YOU develop, stick with it, don't deviate from it, and some day you might win.