Feel free to give it a try and let me know what you think.

Demo: http://realizegamingllc.com/dev/slideKenoV1/

Usually I'll just let the computer pick random numbers for me. Here, I find myself making a sort of fat + pattern in the middle of the board in the hopes of catching a slide.

I doubt doing this affects the math at all, but I did get my two biggest hits on your keno games during my first test session.

Quote:GialmereI like this one.

Usually I'll just let the computer pick random numbers for me. Here, I find myself making a sort of fat + pattern in the middle of the board in the hopes of catching a slide.

I doubt doing this affects the math at all, but I did get my two biggest hits on your keno games during my first test session.

Actually, I conjecture that the way that the pattern with which you pick the numbers does matter.

Say you will pick 10 numbers. Pick all 10 numbers in a row and hope for a right or left arrow in that row. You are much better off letting a +7 slide arrow occasionally giving you 7 extra numbers than having it give you one extra number 7 times more often.

Edit: Yep. After about 15 trials I made 10 (out of 10 picks) with a payoff of 1000, using the strategy I just posted. Getting 10/10 is usually very improbable.

I did this too, except that I hit 12 out of 10 picks (two numbers were counted twice) and got paid $0!Quote:gordonm888Actually, I conjecture that the way that the pattern with which you pick the numbers does matter.

Say you will pick 10 numbers. Pick all 10 numbers in a row and hope for a right or left arrow in that row. You are much better off letting a +7 slide arrow occasionally giving you 7 extra numbers than having it give you one extra number 7 times more often.

Edit: Yep. After about 15 trials I made 10 (out of 10 picks) with a payoff of 1000, using the strategy I just posted. Getting 10/10 is usually very improbable.

Quote:GialmereThat's interesting. The only fix I can think of is to make the computer do all the picking. But how do you tell keno players that they can't pick their own numbers?

I think we broke the game.

I had a very quick go picking 8 in a row; and got several 7 out of 8's within the first few minutes. On one I got three naturally and the other four from the slide with no double counting.Quote:gordonm888I think we broke the game.

Quote:RealizeGamingOne of the things we are discussing to fix this problem is to play with the award bonuses. If the bonuses are more focused on the 2, 3, 4 extra balls and a much lower percentage chance of getting 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 balls should help.

I am generally a fan of your games, but if you try to address this problem with the payouts and probabilities then you are left with a Keno game where the player's EV depends on the spatial pattern of picks that they use. For players who don't realize this, they will be at a disadvantage.

Maybe you can scheme your way out of this - but . . .