Popular Keno Terminologies you must Know

Keno Spots and Catches

“Catching” is the favorite task of every keno player. Catching a number means guessing any number correctly and marking it on your keno ticket. Being a player, your winning is determined by the number of “catches” you made in the game. The maximum number of “catches” is 20, which never happened before. Mostly a jackpot is hit when you get 15 “catches”. The “spots” are those numbers that you have marked on your tickets. In this way the number of “catches” and “spots” are interlinked; for instance, if you have 12 spots and 8 catches, it means you bought 12 numbers and 8 of them were a winner, being selected by the keno draw.

Late and Cold Numbers

In keno, the “hot” numbers are those that appear the highest number of time (at least once every five contests), and the “cold’ numbers are those that have the lowest frequency of occurrence (which are removed from the box at most once every 15 draws). In addition, there are many types of different other numbers as well. This includes “late”, which is a number with a great potential to be picked, but not yet picked and “ due” number, which means it is a “must pick” number in the future.

Hot Spots

As per records the last 50 draw number that appears most often as winning numbers was 66, which was extracted 20 times. The second number was drawn 18 times, and the numbers were 61, 67 and 74. The most frequent state draws numbers that have come out quite often in the last 50 draws are 3, 16, 44, 58 and 78. These were drawn 17 times. Other than these hot numbers, the rest of the number is considered “cold”, the “champion” is number 12. It was extracted only five times. Some other numbers that are “cold” includes 23 and 7, which were extracted seven times.

Most Drawn Numbers

There are the 5 hot numbers (most drawn): 23, 34, 72, 1 and 4. Most frequent state draws numbers that appeared in the last 50 draws are 3, 16, 44, 58 and 78. The catches you have on your tickets, the more you can collect. The maximum of drawing numbers is 20, but ironically, no one hit 10 out of 20 numbers ever (and is not possible). Guessing the catching 15 number is really hard, as much as for guessing 14 numbers the odds are 1:390 million. For this, you must observe the frequency of numbers extraction, note and then play to ensure bigger changes to win.

Lucky Numbers

In a keno game, the only truth is – the biggest prize is won with the highest number of extracted numbers. Here, a total of 20 numbers which is next to impossible. Having 6 to 10 picked numbers, you have the chance to win at keno; up to 15 numbers can hit the jackpot. Every keno gambler (bingo and lottery too) have their own set of “lucky” numbers, on which they often play. But, in keno, even it is a game of pure luck; some strategy might work better than playing on “lucky” numbers. You can also play with your favorite numbers, although it will better for your pocket to have a safe strategy in place.

Chinese Lucky Numbers

As the name suggests, it is originated in China, this keno game becomes famous in the USA in the 19th century; which spread into the world, lately. Chinese people believe more in luck that is why they choose to link some numbers with mystical connotation. Keno game has some “special” numbers in the Chinese myth, so here are their meanings: Number 6 is the sign of wealth and is the number of businesses in China. Number 8 signifies a great magical connotation and power and is considered the number of prosperity and wealth. Number 9 is the number of the Chinese Emperor and also has spiritual connotations which have cultural meanings.


Above listed is some of the most popular terminology used in Keno. Keno game is based on pure luck and guesswork. As it is drawn from an RNG; random numbers are hard to be predicted, particularly they’re the result of computer choice. There is a huge difference between statistics and computer patterns, as the numbers are supposed not to be picked in the same order or the same. Although some numbers are picked often than others that don’t mean it is a regular pattern. You cannot consider any number for granted as winning numbers.