Multi-Card Keno Strategy

One of the coolest games around is the Multi-Card Keno video slot machine. If comes in a few flavors and denominations. I’ve seen the 4-Card, 8-Card, and 20-Card versions. My preference is the 20-Card version for at the 5 cent denomination. At 5 cents per card and playing all 20 cards, that’s $1 per play.

The draw to the game are the large payouts for hitting most if not all of the numbers selected. However as most of you Keno players out there know, those instances are few and far between and the percentages are against you especially if you are playing a single card. Here is a strategy of taking advantage of playing multiple cards that will help you to weather the storm while waiting for the BIG HIT.

12 Number Wheel

The benefit of using this strategy is that you are using 12 numbers in various combinations which means that you will hit 3 numbers on average. By splitting the $1.00 bet over 20-cards, we can take advantage of the different pay tables associated with selecting a different AMOUNT of numbers per card.

In this stegetgy, we will be placing (4) 3-Spot bets for 20 cents, (4) 4-spot bets for 20 cents, (4) 5-spot bets for 20 cents, (3) 6-spot bets for 15 cents, (3) 7-spot bets for 15 cents, and (2) 8-spot bets for 10 cents.

You can play around with this distribution a bit, but the general idea is that you want a larger number of cards playing less spots than you do playing more spots. The reason is that the cards with less spots marked will hit more often helping you to recoup you bets while waiting for the large hits.

The most important part is the distribution of the numbers amongst the different cards. You want an even distribution without repeating any sequences on any of the cards. Using the numbers 1 thru 12, here is an example of a distribution for this strategy:

—– 3 Spot Cards —–

  • Card A – 1,2,3
  • Card B – 4,5,6
  • Card C – 7,8,9
  • Card D – 10,11,12

——- 4 Spot Cards ——

  • Card E – 1,2,4,5
  • Card F – 7,8,10,11
  • Card G – 3,6,9,12
  • Card H – 2,5,8,11

——- 5 Spot Cards ——-

  • Card I – 3,4,7,9,10
  • Card J – 1,4,6,9,12
  • Card K – 2,3,6,8,10
  • Card L – 1,5,7,11,12

——- 6 Spot Cards ——

  • Card M – 1,3,5,7,9,11
  • Card N – 2,4,6,8,10,12
  • Card O – 2,3,5,6,8,12

——– 7 Spot Cards ——-

  • Card P – 1,3,4,8,9,10,12
  • Card Q – 2,5,6,7,9,11,12
  • Card R – 1,4,5,6,7,8,10

——- 8 Spot Cards ——-

  • Card S – 1,3,4,5,7,9,10,11
  • Card T – 2,3,4,6,7,8,11,12

As you can see, the sequence on Card A (1,2,3) is not repeated on any of the other cards. he same is true for every card. Also, count the number of times each number is used. Each one is used exactly 8 or 9 times distributed as evenly as possible. With the exception of the 8-spot cards, no grouping of 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 spot cards rely on any one number in order to hit all.