November 28, 2022
Keno Split Ticket

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 of keno (group of numbers). There can be no overlap.

Play More Keno Games at Once

The only advantage to a split ticket is the convenience of playing two or more keno 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 Catch Wins

Keno Catches

Explanation of keno catches and what they mean.

In the game of keno a ‘catch’ is when one of your numbers is picked in the draw. If you ‘catch 5’ it means that 5 of your numbers were picked.

Winning keno catches

The keno payout schedule shows what you would win for each number of catches. For instance here is a payout schedule for a 6-spot game (ie a game in which you have chosen 6 numbers). Note that win nothing for 1 or 2 catches:

Catch play $1 play $2  play $5 
3 $1 $2 $5
 4  $8  $16  $40
 5  $50  $100  $250
 6  $1500  $3000  $7500

Occasionally you will find special “Catch All” pay schedules. In these games you are betting that you will catch all the numbers that you selected. You will be paid only if all the numbers you chose show up. You can also use the term in a more general way to denote winning; ‘catch a big jackpot in keno‘.

Keno Combination Tickets

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.

How to Mark a Combination Ticket

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 keno card as in this example:

Some keno 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

Arcade Video Keno

Video Keno Games

Video Keno games allow you to play individually against the machine.  Here are a few tips on how to play video keno at an arcade.

How to play Video Keno:

  • Feed your coins or chips into the slot.
  • The machine will ask you to indicate your chosen numbers.
  • It then carries out a random ‘draw’, just as in the live game.
  • It will then calculate your winnings for you and show them as a credit on the screen.
  • You can choose to use your winnings to play further games or press the payout button to collect.

Why Play Video Keno?

Many people prefer Video Keno to the live multiplayer game because;

  • The return rate on Video Keno is much higher. The odds of your numbers being drawn are still the same, but the payout schedule tends to be much more favourable. You can usually expect at least an 85% return rather than the 70% typically found in live Keno. Many online video keno games have an expected payback of well over 90%.
  • Video games often allow smaller bets than the live version. Some have minimum bets as low as 5c a game.
  • You can play at your own pace, so it makes for a faster game as you’re not waiting for other players to place their bets.

All the online casino Keno games are based on Video Keno. They offer all the advantages of a real Video Keno machine, plus you can set the game to play either Free or for Cash.

Find out more

The best way to learn how to play video keno is to try out some games:

Keno Gambling Guide

Keno Gambling

A bit about gambling options for keno players in the casino.

In a casino you have two options if you fancy a game of keno:

Live keno – a live draw, with lots of people buying tickets and placing bets on that same draw. Any number of people could win on the draw. This multiplayer game is generally played in a special area of the casino – the Keno Lounge – where all the players can see the numbers come up on a screen as they are drawn.

Video keno – a single player computerised machine with a video screen. You feed coins or casino chips into the machine to place a bet. You complete your ticket on the screen, and the draw happens on the screen. The machine pays out your keno winnings.