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How to Select Numbers


There are four basic ways to select numbers in keno. Some players have a group of numbers they consider lucky or important, which they play in various combinations: These may include the player's date of birth, age, friend's or spouse's birthday or age, family's birthdays and ages, and so forth.

Other players do just the opposite. They select numbers completely at random, marking them on the blank without any predetermination whatsoever, until they have the required amount of numbers necessary to play their ticket. This method is as valid as the first. one in selecting numbers, but a little more difficult to follow, since people tend to be aware of lucky and important numbers and immediately recognize them as they flash on the board.

The third method involves a scientific fallacy. Players decide to pick only those numbers that haven't hit for several games, and they keep track of all the selected numbers, games after games; on long sheets of paper marked from 1 to 80.

If after ten or so games, certain numbers haven't shown on the board, these numbers are played for the next games. In this way the gamblers hope that the law of averages will work in their favor, and reason that these numbers are due or overdue. However, the law of averages doesn't work for short series of plays. The law of averages is really the law of large numbers, and to really show a proper distribution, these numbers must be followed not for ten or twenty or a hundred games, but for many hundreds of thousands and possibly millions.

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