play the games, you first obtain a keno blank and mark
the number or numbers you've selected. These keno
blanks are available in the keno lounges and can also
be found on tables in the casinos, restaurants, and
A keno blank contains eighty numbers in consecutive
order from 1 to 80, with ten numbers on each line.
You can mark from one to fifteen numbers on each blank
when playing a straight ticket. A one-number mark
is known as a one-spot, a two-number selection is
called a two-spot, and so on up to fifteen. On other
kinds of tickets more numbers may be selected, but
payoffs are never made for more than fifteen spots.
These payoffs are based on three factors: first, the
number of spots you select; second, the number of
actual spots you catch; and finally, the price you
pay for the ticket. In most casinos the minimum ticket
is a 70¢ one, though on the Strip this price
may increase to $1.40, while-in smaller casinos and
those catering to lower-limit keno players, the ticket
price may be as low as 35¢.
After you have selected the number of spots you wish
to play, you then write in the price of the ticket
in the right-hand margin of the keno blank. When tickets
are 70¢, you can bet the minimum or multiples
of that price. For example, a ticket may be marked
for 70¢, $1.40, $2.10, $2.80, and so on, at the
discretion of the player.