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. 


In Keno play the Pop 80 rate to go home with a decent win

posted on November 11, 2014 by

Crazy for Keno | You are taking a short trip to a gaming destination and want a decent shot of going home with a win. For this 4, 5, 6 or 7 spots work fairly well. Play the Pop 80 rate common to downtown Vegas.


Keno is legal in California but it's only at the California Lottery

posted on November 04, 2014 by

Crazy for Keno | Presently the only keno in California is the “hot spot” of the California Lottery and the video keno machines at the many tribal casinos. This does not have to be the case.


Main Street keno successes: Way choices and the buffet

posted on October 28, 2014 by

Crazy for Keno | I was lucky, no question about it. You can win at keno. It takes patience, playing the best tickets and rates, plus knowing how to lower the odds. This means to hit a solid 7 it is easier to hit it by hitting 7-of-8 than 7-of-7.


The 6 spot progressive keno has nice possibilities

posted on October 21, 2014 by

Crazy for Keno | The 6-spot has always been a popular Vegas ticket as you can get a nice win for reasonable odds. Pays for a $1 6-of-6 generally range from $1,500 to $3,000.


The D downtown an excellent shot for good wins in keno

posted on October 14, 2014 by

Crazy for Keno | Let’s talk about kings again as they are a powerful way to go for big wins without having to worry if you hit your numbers the “right” way or the “wrong” way. The Candyman rate at The D pays $17,500.


A great keno night is just a bus ride away

posted on October 07, 2014 by

Crazy for Keno |  Head North by Northwest on Cat Bus 106 from the Bonneville Transit Center or downtown to Texas Station, which has with twice weekly tourneys and lots of good ticket options.


Play different kinds of keno for better chances to win

posted on September 30, 2014 by

Crazy for Keno | Turn to the specials and find all kinds of tickets. Catch-All’s for $3 per ticket where you either hit it big or get nothing at all. Play while staying at the Flamingo or Harrah's.


How do you keep players in the keno lounge?

posted on September 23, 2014 by

Crazy for Keno | Last week’s column dealt on suggestions to get people in to playing keno, today we shall deal more with keeping them in the keno lounge.


Keno in a casino should not be an afterthought

posted on September 16, 2014 by

Crazy for Keno | The casino needs to show that keno is important to them. If the public perceives management does not care about their game, how can the players be expected to care?


A different way to play keno could be 7-for-7 win tickets

posted on September 09, 2014 by

Crazy for Keno | While the 8-spot is quite popular, there are many places that pay for 7 out of 7 compatibly to 8 out of 8.


Keno has a fun way to maximize a small bet

posted on September 02, 2014 by

Crazy for Keno | Today’s column will deal with the player who wants to be in all the games during his or her stay but wants to keep the bets small, while still having a chance for a good win.


Keno way tickets add excitement and a nice return

posted on August 26, 2014 by

Crazy for Keno | There are times you crave excitement and even keno tickets can be written to give you wild exciting times, especially way tickets. Many places allow a nickel or dime per way if you play enough ways; some even a penny.


Weekly mini keno tournaments at Vegas and Reno casinos

posted on August 19, 2014 by

Crazy for Keno | Frequently casinos have mini keno tournaments on a weekly basis for small prizes. These tourneys last anywhere from 4 to 8 hours and are a regular feature at the Palace Station and Orleans in Las Vegas.


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