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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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