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I know some people track keno numbers for their state, trying to use that to pick "more likely" winning numbers (it doesn't work that way, but there's no harm in believing it).

I'm in Reno and today I played machine keno. Pick 4 spots pays 2, 5, 100 if you match 2,3,4, respectively (a 95% return).

 

My question to the audience is:

If you believe keno numbers repeat, how would you do this at a keno machine? A drawing occurs by you hitting the button "DRAW", and it takes about 5 seconds.

Would you write down the numbers? That would take some time, plus casino security might not like that. Would you try to notice top/bottom, edge, etc. (i.e. some kind of pattern you can notice and remember without delay and without pen & paper)?

 

I picked 14,15,24,25 and didn't hit 4 in 4 once in about 30 drawings. For the last one, I decided to do quick pick and still lost.

 

Had I hit 4 of 4, my win would be exactly equal to my bankroll (i.e. break even on the last drawing, profit for anything else). Oh well I tried.

 

BTW the probability of hitting 4 of 4 is 0.3063%.

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    I know some people track keno numbers for their state, trying to use that to pick "more likely" winning numbers (it doesn't work that way, but there's no harm in believing it).

    I'm in Reno and today I played machine keno. Pick 4 spots pays 2, 5, 100 if you match 2,3,4, respectively (a 95% return).

     

    My question to the audience is:

    If you believe keno numbers repeat, how would you do this at a keno machine? A drawing occurs by you hitting the button "DRAW", and it takes about 5 seconds.

    Would you write down the numbers? That would take some time, plus casino security might not like that. Would you try to notice top/bottom, edge, etc. (i.e. some kind of pattern you can notice and remember without delay and without pen & paper)?

     

    I picked 14,15,24,25 and didn't hit 4 in 4 once in about 30 drawings. For the last one, I decided to do quick pick and still lost.

     

    Had I hit 4 of 4, my win would be exactly equal to my bankroll (i.e. break even on the last drawing, profit for anything else). Oh well I tried.

     

    BTW the probability of hitting 4 of 4 is 0.3063%.

    "I picked 14,15,24,25 and didn't hit 4 in 4 once in about 30 drawings."

    You should had one 3 number match and seven or eight 2 number matches, but IMO matching 4 numbers involves "being in the right place at the right time". But actual odds don't apply to video Keno because a random processor decides if or when your bet wins and I believe another processor decides how much. 

    There are lots of websites with methods for playing video Keno and one gives free practice play on a variety of popular games like Four Card, Multiple Card, Caveman, Cleopatra etc. 

    BTY, if you're still in Reno I had some very nice Keno hits at the Silver Legacy.

    Good Luck!

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