One of the things that I’m sometimes asked about is the selection of 4 card Keno base numbers. It always surprises me when I receive an email asking about base numbers so for the purposes of clarity perhaps a better explanation is necessary.
For those that don’t use the Mystic Keno Smart Charts, let me give you a little background: One of the tried and proven methods of multiplying your Keno jackpots is by using a mathematical reduction system. That is, taking a group of numbers (base) and arranging them into smaller groups (reducing) that overlap in a balanced and efficient manner.
In Four Card (or 20 Card) Keno, we know that the more numbers that you chose the more likely you are to win something. But the fewer numbers that you chose, and overlap each number, the bigger the jackpot is going to be when you do win. So the best approach is going to be a blend of working with more numbers and then overlapping (from one card to the other) as much as possible. We use a base number to make that happen.
A base number is larger than your target spot. If your target is a 5 spot, your base number might consist of 7 numbers (more numbers) that would be reduced to play 5 spots on the four different cards. To do that, some numbers will be repeated (overlapping) from card to card (or screen to screen for video players). The trick is to overlap the keno base numbers in a balanced way so that you have exposure to the maximum number of possibilities and at the same time increase the number and amount of your jackpots by winning on multiple cards.
So, conceptually, your base numbers are a group of numbers that is one or two numbers larger than the spot that you’re going for. Using the Mystic Keno Smart Charts, you are able to distribute your target spot across multiple cards to give yourself maximum overlapping.
When it comes to choosing your base numbers, that’s entirely up to you. You can use whatever numbers that pop into your head; birthdays, ages of your friends, whatever numbers that you want to use. Having said that, there are the techniques like the using of quadrants, triplets and others that are discussed in greater detail in the e-booklet. But the beauty of using the charts is that they work with any numbers that you plug in.
GB / TMG