What is a Duplicate Ticket?
A duplicate ticket is a copy of the Keno ticket which is retained by the player once a Keno wager has been purchased. The player fills in their selected numbers on the original ticket, and hands this to the casino clerk. This original ticket is kept by the casino, and the player receives a duplicate ticket which they can use to check their numbers. Winning duplicates can be handed back to the clerk and checked against the original to verify that a payout is due.
Duplicate Ticket Explained
Keno is a game which is similar to lottery and bingo games, but it has a wagering element which is closer to sports betting. Players select individual numbers or groups of numbers on a ticket, making separate wagers or combination bets based on which numbers they think will come up in the game. A random number generator or ball machine then selects numbers for that game, and the player checks them off like they would a bingo game. Hitting multiple numbers on the ticket, or matching a series of numbers or number groups at once, can create big wins for the player.
To play Keno, a player first takes a blank Keno ticket and indicates which numbers and groups they wish to bet against. Advanced players can also indicate splits and combinations with different odds values – a single Keno ticket can contain a number of different bets. When the ticket is completed, the player takes it to the counter and buys their bet from the Keno clerk, who keeps the original ticket and provides the player with a duplicate ticket.
The player can then watch the numbers being called for their chosen game, and mark off any that match their ticket. Once all numbers have been called, the player hands the ticket back to the clerk, who will verify it against the original ticket and pay out any applicable wins.