Last Updated: May 30, 2019

# Blitz Keno

## Introduction

Blitz Keno is played like standard keno with side bets added on the sum of the 20 balls drawn.

## Rules

1. As in conventional keno, the game uses 80 balls numbered from 1 to 80.
2. After the player bets, the game will draw 20 balls at random, without replacement.
3. The player may play two ways, betting on specific numbers to be drawn or on the sum of the balls drawn.
4. As in conventional keno, if the player bets on specific balls drawn, then the player may pick 2 to 10 balls and will be paid according to how many match the balls drawn by the game, per the pay table below.
5. The following bets are available on the sum of all balls. Wins are on a "for one" basis. A "small" total is defined as under 810 and "big" as over 810.
• Small — Pays 1.95
• Big — Pays 1.95
• Exactly 810 — Pays 108
• Odd — Pays 1.95
• Even — Pays 1.95
• Small and odd — Pays 3.7
• Small and even — Pays 3.7
• Large and odd — Pays 3.7
• Large and even — Pays 3.7
• Rain (total 210 to 695) — Pays 9.2
• Cloud (total 696 to 763) — Pays 4.6
• Lightning (total 764 to 855) — Pays 2.4
• Fire (total 856 to 924) — Pays 4.6
• Sprout (total 925 to 1410) — Pays 9.2

Following is the pay table for Numbers Keno. Wins are on a "for one" basis.

### Blitz Keno Pay Table

Catch Pick 2 Pick 3 Pick 4 Pick 5 Pick 6 Pick 7 Pick 8 Pick 9 Pick 10
0 0.50 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.30 0.20 0.50 0.50
1 1.00 0.50 0.50 0.30 - - - - -
2 5.00 3.00 1.50 1.00 0.50 0.30 0.30 - -
3 15.00 5.00 3.00 3.00 2.00 2.00 1.00 0.50
4 40.00 15.00 5.00 5.00 3.00 3.00 2.00
5 100.00 50.00 10.00 5.00 5.00 5.00
6 500.00 100.00 15.00 20.00 10.00
7 1,500.00 100.00 50.00 50.00
8 2,000.00 500.00 200.00
9 2,500.00 2,000.00
10 5,000.00

## Numbers Analysis

The game refers to betting on specific balls as "Numbers Betting. You can analyze and keno pay table using my keno calculator. Forgive me if I don't go through that math again. The following table shows the return for each number of picks, according to the pay table above.

Catch Return
2 96.04%
3 94.40%
4 95.12%
5 94.66%
6 94.72%
7 94.16%
8 94.19%
9 94.54%
10 94.36%

## Sum Analysis

The following table shows the winning combinations (out of 3,535,316,142,212,170,000), probability of winning, and expected return. Wins are on a "for one" basis. "Small" refers to under 810 and "Big" over 810.

### Blitz Keno Sum Analysis

Bet Pays Combinations Probability Return
Small 1.95 1,759,886,689,338,600,000 0.497802 0.970713
Big 1.95 1,759,886,689,338,600,000 0.497802 0.970713
Exactly 810 108 15,542,763,534,960,500 0.004396 0.474814
Odd 1.95 1,767,658,070,682,250,000 0.500000 0.975000
Even 1.95 1,767,658,071,529,910,000 0.500000 0.975000
Small and odd 3.7 883,829,035,341,126,000 0.250000 0.925000
Small and even 3.7 876,057,653,997,476,000 0.247802 0.916867
Large and odd 3.7 883,829,035,341,126,000 0.250000 0.925000
Large and even 3.7 876,057,653,997,476,000 0.247802 0.916867
Rain (total 210 to 695) 9.2 362,424,019,495,171,000 0.102515 0.943141
Cloud (total 696 to 763) 4.6 712,463,910,471,783,000 0.201528 0.927027
Lightning (total 764 to 855) 2.4 1,371,845,418,169,310,000 0.388040 0.931297
Fire (total 856 to 924) 4.6 726,158,774,580,726,000 0.205401 0.944846
Sprout (total 925 to 1410) 9.2 369,528,034,550,593,000 0.104525 0.961628