The Excalibur has one of the best operations on the Strip with tournaments, a competitive Strip pay rate and some good high-end oriented special tickets.
A combination ticket is when you have different amounts bet on different ways. This way you can take advantage of good high-end payouts should you hit the big one.
The Excalibur has a special rate called the Red Hot Keno Special. Tickets are normally $2 but a call to them confirmed you can play this rate for as low as 50 cents a way as long as you have three ways or more.
We will play $1 a way where the high-end payouts are really attractive and 50 cents a way on the remainder. We will do an 8-spot grouped as 3-2-2-1 and play the 5’s and up. We have one 8, one 7, two 6’s and three 5’s. We will pay the 8 and the 6’s for $1 a way, and the 7 and 5’s for 50 cents a way, giving us a total of $5 for the ticket.
Excalibur also has several good buy in tournaments per year and this might be a good ticket to use for the tournaments as well as for regular play.
If you hit the group of three SOLID, and a few other numbers, you should have a good payday. If you hit the three SOLID and one of the deuces SOLID so you will have a SOLID 5. Hit the King as well and you have a SOLID 5 and a SOLID 6. Hit the group of three and the two deuces and you have a SOLID 7 and two SOLID 5’s. That is a good payday.
Hit them all and wow, a SOLID 8, a SOLID 7, two SOLID 6’s, and three SOLID 5’s. This gives you $35,956.25 for your $5.
Of course we don’t all hit 8-of-8 but any SOLID hit and you take good money home.
The game is friendly, the writers are knowledgeable, and this casino also has the highest intermediate pays for MegaKeno in Las Vegas, using the higher pay table MegaKeno makes available. Thus, with MegaKeno at its best, and the Red Hot Specials, you can have a good time. And if your numbers come in, a really great time!
While there you can also try their All or Nothing Special ticket for $5. It pays very well for the SOLID hit – $20K for a SOLID 6 – and some of your money back for not hitting any numbers.
While you are there ask about their tournaments.
Have fun, play with what you can afford to lose, show your card when buying your tickets for comp credits and offers, and have an overall good time.
Pesach Kremen is a former UNLV Masters Gaming student, has won and placed in multiple local keno tournaments, and has written several academic papers on Keno. You can reach him at [email protected].