IRS doesn't understand the reality of the casino

posted on March 10, 2015 by

The Analyst | On March 4th there was a notice of a proposed rule related to “Information Returns; Winnings from Bingo, Keno and Slot Machines.” The notice is to solicit public comment related to suggested rule changes for reporting methods and processes.


Bingo pays big at South Point

posted on March 10, 2015 by

The $500,000 South Point Bingo Super Gala is slated for March 16 and 17. Entry is $295, which includes two-day gala access, one 9-ON pack of bingo cards with dauber, lunch and two food vouchers per day. 


'Wizard of Odds' great site for keno players

posted on March 10, 2015 by

Crazy for Keno |  There are times that for whatever reason a casino decides to change, eliminate, or add a new pay table to their available tickets. When you notice this, it is important to reevaluate the new or changed pay book.


Finding different ways to attack The Cal keno tourney

posted on March 03, 2015 by

Crazy for Keno | The Cal tournament will start shortly after this paper hits the sports books. If you’re still thinking of various tickets, let’s look at a few more you might like to try in or out of a tournament.


Cal offers best way to serve keno players

posted on February 24, 2015 by

Crazy for Keno | The paybacks at The California Hotel Casino are better than almost all Strip properties and above average for downtown. While not the maximum payback downtown, The Cal makes up for it in better service and amenities.


The Cal keno tournament offers great value

posted on February 17, 2015 by

Crazy for Keno | The week of March 1 offers a keno tournament at the California, one of the best run keno games in Las Vegas.


Orleans, The California hosting keno tournaments

posted on February 10, 2015 by

Crazy for Keno | Both tournaments at the Orleans and at the California are very similar. Let’s look at how to play in them as well as enjoy yourself. For both your $500 buy in earns rooms, some meals, a small gift and a chance at the prize money.


Canadian firm buys U.K. bingo site

posted on February 09, 2015 by

Just as the Canadians at Amaya Inc. looked to the future of Internet gambling by acquiring PokerStars last year, Toronto-based Intertain Group Ltd. has made a deal to buy Britain’s Gamesys Ltd., the largest provider of online bingo.


South Point hosts $500k Bingo Super Gala March 16-17

posted on February 05, 2015 by

The $500,000 Bingo Super Gala returns to South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa on Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 17 beginning at 12 p.m. each day.


Spotting the right strategy in keno

posted on February 03, 2015 by

Crazy for Keno | Any time you have a game based on chance all kinds of math are involved. It can be as simple as basic arithmetic or as complex as binomial theorem. Keno has it all. Let’s go to the math of marking tickets and figuring ways.


Choose Megas for shots at progressives

posted on January 27, 2015 by

Crazy for Keno | The MegaKeno and Mega 10 Progressives can be very attractive to play. The ticket cost is close to a regular $1.50 ticket as many casinos have $1- $2 as their minimum.


Learning the basics to keno

posted on January 20, 2015 by

Crazy for Keno | The current El Cortez pay book is titled “The Original $100,000 Keno Game” and has a picture red of the hotel tower.


Endless possibilities for keno promotions

posted on January 13, 2015 by

Crazy for Keno | There are many keno games in Nevada. Some are very well run, have lots of happy players. Some are so-so the thought is, we have keno, it is profitable, we don’t need to offer any promotions as it is profitable.


Keeping keno players coming will soften losses

posted on December 30, 2014 by

Crazy for Keno | Many casinos have made every effort to enhance their keno by offering attractive tickets and promotions to encourage more play. This keeps the customers happy and returning to their casino time and time again.


El Cortez still best in town for keno odds

posted on December 23, 2014 by

Crazy for Keno | If you like to try casinos with different rates at different prices with good returns the El Cortez is your place in Las Vegas to play keno.


Big Al and the Craps experiment

posted on December 16, 2014 by

Crazy for Keno | Last week Big Al came to town from Texas for some gaming experiments. The primary test was in the game of craps though we did some keno as well.


Make the most of your comp points in keno

posted on December 09, 2014 by

Crazy for Keno | Today’s column shall focus on getting the best values in the casino for your keno and other play. Comps and freebies are real money as that is what they save you, real money.


Keno tournaments need even playing field

posted on December 02, 2014 by

Crazy for Keno | This column has discussed many keno tournaments. There is a need, however, to add safeguards to make sure the tournaments are fair to all concerned. Most tournaments have safeguards in place, some do not.


Keno promotions must target right audience

posted on November 25, 2014 by

Crazy for Keno | Promotions can be very simple and they can be involved and they have to keep a captive audience in the casino for 1-3 days.


Best maximizing keno returns in Downtown Vegas

posted on November 18, 2014 by

Crazy for Keno |  The two best plays for maximizing player return are the $1.15 Special Rate at the El Cortez and the Deano rate at The D. These tickets return about 85%, on average, of money wagered. 


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