king ticket can be defined in its most simple form
as any ticket that contains a single circled number.
But when you have one circled number in combination
with other groups of numbers, also circled, you have
the most versatile of all tickets. Let's look at a
noncomplicated king ticket.
We have used the king (number 5) to combine with the
two three-spots to form two four-spots and one seven-spot.
The purpose of a king number is to combine, not to
be played as a single entity.
When two kings are used at once, the ticket can be
extremely complicated, as you can see by looking at
the next ticket.
This kind of ticket takes plenty of time to work out
and write, and it is also quite expensive.
Some tickets can be written with all king numbers
and are called all-king tickets. To write such a ticket,
at least two kings must be used. King tickets, combined
with way or combination tickets, make for extremely
complex and versatile keno games. They are relatively
expensive as well, but should the numbers catch they
can lead to lucrative payouts.
Since they are so complicated, it's important, after
the number have been selected, to carefully examine
them for possible payoffs, since winning catches can
easily be overlooked in the more complex tickets.
Any player .in doubt about a possible win should immediately
go to the keno writer and have him figure out the
ticket. A keno writer will be happy to do this because
that's not only his job, but if there's a good win
on the ticket, he's glad to get toked for his efforts.
One final statement on the complicated tickets. You
should always go to the keno writer on complex way,
combination, and king tickets to make certain that
they are correctly "conditioned."
The casino term for the player's choice is called
conditioning, and on involved tickets, you want to
be sure that you have all the possible ways you wanted
covered on the ticket.