Last Updated: March 02, 2005

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Rules

Super Keno is a video keno variation found on some machines that support multiple games. The rules are the same as regular keno, except if the first ball the game draws is a winner (one of the player's picks) then any win will be multiplied by four.

Return

The following pay tables were taken from a 25-cent game at the Gold Coast on March 1, 2005. The column titled "Prob Super Ball" is the probability that the player catches the first ball drawn. The total return for each number of picks in the lower right cell of the table.

The returns for 5-cents were about 2.5% less, except for the pick 1.

Super Keno - Pick 1

Catches Combinations Probability Prob Super Ball Pays Return
1 20 0.25 0.05 3 0.8625
0 60 0.75 0 0 0
Total 80 1 0 0.8625

Super Keno - Pick 2

Catches Combinations Probability Prob Super Ball Pays Return
2 190 0.06012658 0.1 11 0.85981013
1 1200 0.37974684 0.05 0 0
0 1770 0.56012658 0 0 0
Total 3160 1 0 0.85981013

Super Keno - Pick 3

Catches Combinations Probability Prob Super Ball Pays Return
3 1140 0.01387537 0.15 37 0.74441334
2 11400 0.13875365 0.1 1 0.18037975
1 35400 0.4308666 0.05 0 0
0 34220 0.41650438 0 0 0
Total 82160 1 0 0.92479309

Super Keno - Pick 4

Catches Combinations Probability Prob Super Ball Pays Return
4 4845 0.00306339 0.2 81 0.39701564
3 68400 0.04324789 0.15 4 0.25083777
2 336300 0.21263547 0.1 1 0.27642611
1 684400 0.43273183 0.05 0 0
0 487635 0.30832143 0 0 0
Total 1581580 1 0 0.92427952

Super Keno - Pick 5

Catches Combinations Probability Prob Super Ball Pays Return
5 15504 0.00064492 0.25 402 0.45370452
4 290700 0.01209234 0.2 12 0.23217289
3 2017800 0.08393505 0.15 2 0.24341165
2 6501800 0.27045739 0.1 0 0
1 9752700 0.40568609 0.05 0 0
0 5461512 0.22718421 0 0 0
Total 24040016 1 0 0.92928907

Super Keno - Pick 6

Catches Combinations Probability Prob Super Ball Pays Return
6 38760 0.00012898 0.3 800 0.19605711
5 930240 0.00309564 0.25 67 0.36296362
4 8575650 0.02853792 0.2 4 0.18264267
3 39010800 0.12981955 0.15 1 0.18823834
2 92650650 0.30832143 0.1 0 0
1 109230240 0.36349473 0.05 0 0
0 50063860 0.16660175 0 0 0
Total 300500200 1 0 0.92990174

Super Keno - Pick 7

Catches Combinations Probability Prob Super Ball Pays Return
7 77520 0.0000244 0.35 800 0.04002019
6 2325600 0.00073208 0.3 228 0.31713562
5 27442080 0.0086385 0.25 10 0.15117383
4 165795900 0.05219097 0.2 2 0.16701109
3 555903900 0.17499324 0.15 1 0.2537402
2 1037687280 0.32665405 0.1 0 0
1 1001277200 0.31519251 0.05 0 0
0 386206920 0.12157425 0 0 0
Total 3176716400 1 0 0.92908094

Super Keno - Pick 8

Catches Combinations Probability Prob Super Ball Pays Return
8 125970 0.00000435 0.4 2500 0.02390113
7 4651200 0.00016046 0.35 790 0.25985714
6 68605200 0.00236671 0.3 50 0.2248378
5 530546880 0.01830259 0.25 5 0.16014762
4 2362591575 0.0815037 0.2 2 0.26081184
3 6226123680 0.21478623 0.15 0 0
2 9512133400 0.32814562 0.1 0 0
1 7724138400 0.26646411 0.05 0 0
0 2558620845 0.08826624 0 0 0
Total 28987537150 1 0 0.92955554

Super Keno - Pick 9

Catches Combinations Probability Prob Super Ball Pays Return
9 167960 0.00000072 0.45 2500 0.00425513
8 7558200 0.00003259 0.4 1200 0.08604408
7 137210400 0.00059168 0.35 254 0.30808695
6 1326367200 0.00571956 0.3 11 0.11953876
5 7560293040 0.03260148 0.25 4 0.22821036
4 26461025640 0.11410518 0.2 1 0.18256829
3 57072800400 0.24610922 0.15 0 0
2 73379314800 0.31642614 0.1 0 0
1 51172416900 0.22066559 0.05 0 0
0 14783142660 0.06374784 0 0 0
Total 231900297200 1 0 0.92870358

Super Keno - Pick 10

Catches Combinations Probability Prob Super Ball Pays Return
10 184756 0.00000011 0.5 2500 0.00070132
9 10077600 0.00000612 0.45 1200 0.01726023
8 222966900 0.00013542 0.4 890 0.2651511
7 2652734400 0.00161114 0.35 75 0.24771325
6 18900732600 0.01147939 0.3 14 0.3053519
5 84675282048 0.05142769 0.25 1 0.08999845
4 242559401700 0.1473189 0.2 0 0
3 440275888800 0.26740237 0.15 0 0
2 486137960550 0.29525678 0.1 0 0
1 295662853200 0.17957138 0.05 0 0
0 75394027566 0.0457907 0 0 0
Total 1646492110120 1 0 0.92617625

Strategy

Of the above pay tables the pick 6 has marginally the best return on 92.99%. However against other pay tables this may not be true. In video keno the returns for the pick 1 and pick 2 are usually the lowest, and therefore should be avoided. Based on other research I find that games offering regular keno as well as keno variations have about the same return on all forms of keno. So you should play what you find the most enjoyable.

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