Keno numbers. How to find the pattern.

If any of you are avid keno players, you may stare at the result screen and see patterns emerging. The number 56 may come up 3 draws in a row. Sounds like a good bet to play 56 over the next 5 draws, because the chance of the number coming up again is high.


Casinos, lottery corporations, and the like, have spent expensive money from people like to ensure that their number picking server is choosing unbiased and unpredictable numbers through true RNG (Random Number Generation).

Yes, patterns will materialize with KENO. But guess what? They are random patterns. To the human eye and brain, we’ll associate random patterns with logical patterns. We’ll figure that the computer must be locked into some mode that is generating patterns and if we could only figure out the pattern and the frequency, we’ll dominate Keno.

Not true. Well, actually a correction. It was TRUE in the earlier days of Keno. You can read news articles from many years back, where random number generation was based on the time cycles of the computer when it was switched on, and every time the computer was switched off and turned back on again, the same random number sequences would produce predictive random numbers.

But that was identified, and corrected, and is no longer present in today’s society.

Similarly, cooked potato chips may have a burned or bruised marking on them. If you sift through 5,000 bags of chips and examine each one, you may eventually find one that has the marking of the Virgin Mary, Jesus, or even a NIKE symbol.

Does this mean that you’ve found something sacred? No, it just means that if you look at randomness often enough, eventually random patterns will emerge, and as humans we can identify them. But all you are really doing is identifying something totally random that happened to produce a pattern.

So when you are losing your shirt over the long term playing KENO, keep in mind you are competing with a random machine. Randomly, you WILL win. However, randomly you WILL lose too. Keno is suppose to be an entertaining game, for FUN, with the chance of winning a random prize.

If you feel that if you play the game enough, and try to beat the system — well the long term odds will get you to lose money, and the keno operators will eventually profit from your failed investments.

I still play KENO, but with a very different attitude now. I’ll throw a couple bucks at the system, but no longer will I try and capture patterns. I’ve analyzed it enough and done research. I think its funny when I sit in a public gambling establishment and hear people freak out and exclaim “wow! Look! See!! 56 came up again! Make sure you put that number on the ticket.”

In true random number theory, 56 can come up 30 times in a row. But then again, it can stop coming up for the next 30 times. There is no rhyme, reason, or pattern to why KENO numbers come up.

Sorry if I’ve burst your bubble where you had hoped to one day dominate Keno patterns with finding out the secrets. It isn’t possible. But don’t you feel better being well informed?

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  1. Noe Gutierrez says:

    There’s always the chaos theory. In simple it tries to predict result from random. It’s states they there is no true randomness. The chaos theory was founded in 1969 to predict weather although we still are not 10 percent sure that it is, because we didn’t know all the variables we can come close. The chaos theory is very complicated and there are only a few people on earth can do it. I’m a math enthusiast and I have a degree in mathematics I’ve learnedm quantum mechanics and number theory. I have used chaos theory to prove that there is no such thing true randomness and the 3 times I’ve played power ball I’ve won the jackpot. I’ve done it several other times and have been able to predict other lottery winning numbers.

    • Marc Margolin says:

      I also have a degree in Math as well as a degree in Computer Science (double major). You are completely mistaken with your comment about being able to predict power ball or other lottery game numbers with chaos theory. Chaos theory has no relevance on completely independent events. This week’s lottery numbers have nothing whatsoever to do with next week’s lottery numbers.

  2. Barry says:


    Playing Keno in the casinos is very entertaining…and I do notice some numbers hit more often. The problem is they don’t all hit together. Because the machine or program knows what we’re playing, this is a tremendous edge. If the casinos were really confident with the randomness, we could pick numbers without the software knowing what we played. I can dream, can’t I.

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