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Last Updated: Aug. 3, 2017

Extra Draw Keno


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Extra Draw Keno plays like conventional keno, except after the ball draw the player may purchase more balls for the price of his original wager. This page addresses the most common version found on IGT Game Makers, with three extra balls. There is also a version I've see in Amsterdam that offers two extra balls. The option is not offered if it is an extremely poor bet. The player wins according to the final ball draw, whether he chose the extra balls or not.

Following are three pay tables that I know of. The return is in the second to bottom row. The return is measured as the ratio of the total win less cost of the extra draw to cost of the initial draw. The bottom row shows those number of catches in the first 20 balls where the odds favor paying for the extra draw. For example, "36789" means to buy the Extra with 3, 6, 7, 8, or 9 catches in the first 20 balls.

Pay Table 1 has a maximum return of 87.66% on the Pick 6. On the Pick 6 the correct strategy is to buy the extra draw with 4 or 5 wins after the first 20 balls.

Extra Draw Keno — Pay Table 1

Catch Pick 3 Pick 4 Pick 5 Pick 6 Pick 7 Pick 8 Pick 9 Pick 10
0 - - - - - - - -
1 - - - - - - - -
2 3 1 1 - - - - -
3 29 12 4 4 2 1 1 -
4 31 13 7 6 4 3 3
5 100 25 15 11 5 5
6 200 34 20 10 8
7 400 75 31 14
8 800 240 40
9 2,000 500
10 2,500
Return 86.03% 85.07% 87.11% 87.66% 87.43% 86.97% 87.64% 84.72%
Strategy 2 2 34 45 456 4567 5678 36789

Pay Table 2 has a maximum return of 89.94% on the Pick 6. On the Pick 6 the correct strategy is to buy the extra draw with 4 or 5 wins after the first 20 balls.

Extra Draw Keno — Pay Table 2

Catch Pick 3 Pick 4 Pick 5 Pick 6 Pick 7 Pick 8 Pick 9 Pick 10
0 - - - - - - - -
1 - - - - - - - -
2 3 1 1 - - - - -
3 30 12 4 4 2 1 1 -
4 36 14 7 7 5 3 3
5 100 29 13 10 5 5
6 200 28 15 12 9
7 400 55 30 15
8 800 240 50
9 2,000 500
10 2,500
Return 88.11% 87.65% 89.07% 89.94% 88.23% 87.28% 89.62% 86.69%
Strategy 2 23 34 45 356 3467 5678 356789

Pay Table 3 has a maximum return of 91.95% on the Pick 6. On the Pick 6 the correct strategy is to buy the extra draw with 4 or 5 wins after the first 20 balls.

Extra Draw Keno — Pay Table 3

Catch Pick 3 Pick 4 Pick 5 Pick 6 Pick 7 Pick 8 Pick 9 Pick 10
0 - - - - - - - -
1 - - - - - - - -
2 3 1 1 - - - - -
3 31 12 4 4 2 1 1 -
4 40 14 8 7 5 3 3
5 100 28 14 10 5 5
6 200 32 17 13 10
7 400 85 35 16
8 800 240 55
9 2,000 500
10 2,500
Return 90.19% 89.88% 89.07% 91.95% 90.40% 89.74% 91.53% 89.43%
Strategy 2 23 34 45 3456 34567 5678 356789

Pay Table 4 has a maximum return of 93.93% on the Pick 6. On the Pick 6 the correct strategy is to buy the extra draw with 4 or 5 wins after the first 20 balls.

Extra Draw Keno — Pay Table 4

Catch Pick 3 Pick 4 Pick 5 Pick 6 Pick 7 Pick 8 Pick 9 Pick 10
0 - - - - - - - -
1 - - - - - - - -
2 3 1 1 - - - - -
3 32 12 4 4 2 1 1 -
4 44 16 7 7 5 3 3
5 100 36 15 10 5 5
6 200 36 20 14 10
7 400 100 41 20
8 800 250 75
9 2,000 500
10 2,500
Return 92.27% 92.12% 92.99% 93.93% 92.81% 92.13% 93.71% 92.09%
Strategy 2 23 34 45 3456 34567 5678 356789

Pay Table 6 has a maximum return of 95.07% on the Pick 6. On the Pick 6 the correct strategy is to buy the extra draw with 4 or 5 wins after the first 20 balls.

Extra Draw Keno — Pay Table 5

Catch Pick 3 Pick 4 Pick 5 Pick 6 Pick 7 Pick 8 Pick 9 Pick 10
0 - - - - - - - -
1 - - - - - - - -
2 3 1 1 - - - - -
3 33 12 4 4 2 1 1 -
4 47 15 7 7 5 3 3
5 125 38 15 10 5 5
6 200 43 20 14 10
7 400 130 44 20
8 800 300 100
9 2,000 500
10 2,500
Return 94.35% 93.79% 94.51% 95.07% 94.07% 93.58% 94.81% 93.28%
Strategy 2 23 34 45 3456 34567 5678 356789

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