October 21, 2019

Keno Way Tickets

Keno “Way tickets” basically show several bets which are made by combining a given set of numbers in all possible ways.

They are really just a convenient method of playing several bets at the same time.

Way Tickets are more complex to complete then straight tickets. Here’s an example:

Say you pick 5 pairs of numbers. You circle each of these pairs. What you want to do is bet on every possible 6-spot that can be formed by combining your chosen pairs. There are 10 possible ways to form 6-spots out of your 5 pairs. You decide to place $1. That’s $10 in total.

So, you write on the ticket:

keno way ticket

Alternatively you might also want to play the 10-spot that would be formed by using all your 5 pairs. That ticket would be marked:
keno way ticket

Keno Straight Tickets

The ‘straight ticket’ is your basic keno ticket. It’s the most common and the simplest ticket to play.

You might also hear it called a ‘straight up’ or ‘regular game’ ticket.

On a straight ticket you only bet on one set of numbers.

You simply choose and mark your numbers. Experienced players tend to choose between 4 and 8 ‘spots’. Then decide how much you want to bet, and how many games you want to play with that set of numbers. (see our tips on [post2post id=”148″])

Then you pay for your ticket.

When the numbers are drawn you look at how many of yours came up and claim your winnings according to the house payout schedule.

If you’re a novice, it’s best to start with straight tickets just to get used to the game. When you’re ready you might like to try some of the more complicated variations.

Keno Split Tickets

A keno ‘split ticket’ is simply a way of making more than one straight ticket bet on the same ticket.

Each separate bet or ‘game’ is denoted by circling or drawing a line to separate off a group of numbers.

On a split ticket each game must have its own unique numbers. Any given number can only be included in one game (group of numbers). There can be no overlap.

The only advantage to a split ticket is the convenience of playing two or more games on the same piece of paper. It makes no difference to the payout. Each bet is viewed as entirely separate, and you pay for each of them.

Keno Combination Tickets

‘Combination Tickets’ are a special type of keno ticket. Here are a few tips on how to use the.

As the name suggests, keno combination tickets combine a number of different selections on the same ticket.

For instance, with combination tickets you may pick a 3-Spot (ie a set of 3 numbers) and a 5-Spot (5 numbers) for the same draw. Instead of filling in two separate tickets you can show them on the same one.

To do this you simply mark all 8 numbers as normal, then indicate clearly that they are to be divided into two groups. You could do this by drawing a line round the numbers in each group, or putting a thick line through the grid so that you have 3 numbers on one side and 5 on the other.

Then you show your choice by completing your card as in this example:


keno combination ticket

Some tickets don’t have specific boxes to show the numbers of ways you are playing. In this case just write the information the boxes Then you show your choice by writing on the card:

keno combination ticket

Keno King Tickets

Some tips about the special keno tickets known as ‘King Tickets’

A keno King Ticket is one where you have chosen to mark a single spot (number) amongst your selections. That number is sometimes called a “king number”. It’s basically a group-of-one.

It may be used on its own or in combination with other groups or even other king numbers.

King tickets are marked similarly to way tickets and split tickets with the number of combinations played and the amount wagered per group displayed on the right hand side of the ticket.

For example, say you have a way ticket in which you have marked one king number and 3 pairs of numbers:

  • 1+2
  • 3+4
  • 5+6
  • 7

And you’ve decided to play the king number on its own, and also in combination with each of the pairs. This means you would have 4 ‘ways’:

  • 1+2+7
  • 3+4+7
  • 5+6+7
  • 7

Assuming you’ve decided to bet $1 per way, you would need to write this on your ticket:

$4 ; 3/3 ;  1/1;  $1 

This means: $4 total bet,  3 sets of 3-spots,  1 1-spot,  $1 per way