Atlantis progressive around $1.3M nearly 100% return

March 07, 2017 3:10 AM


The Atlantis Casino in Reno 9-spot progressive has almost reached $1.3 million. Until it is hit this means you are playing at about 100% return. It can’t get much better than this.

Coupled with the fact that the keno lounge and the race and sportsbook are nonsmoking it is hard to find a better deal in Northern Nevada.

Meanwhile the MegaKeno 10-spot is over $2 million and you can play at the better MegaKeno paytable in Las Vegas at the nonsmoking keno lounge at the Excalibur or downtown at El Cortez with a 50 percent nonsmoking lounge. has added some new casino keno games for practice on its website, including my favorite, 7 way. I really like this variation as other than pushing buttons for multiple ways at 20 card keno, here the work is done for you. I have played it at The Orleans.

The game works as follows: You select nine numbers, which are all grouped. A is 4 spots, B is 3 and C is 2, giving you seven ways consisting of a 9, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3 and 2. You can play for as little as a nickel a way, thus for 35 cents you get all kinds of action. You have seven ways working for you.

If you hit a solid 5 consisting of a 3 and 2 you also get paid each way. Lots of fun for a nickel a way! Catch a solid 6 and you have also caught a solid 4 and 2. Catch them all and you have caught 7 solid ways.

This is my type of keno fun, play at a low level where a big win is possible, get slot club credit for your play, and have loads of action!

Orleans has an 8-spot progressive for $1 that starts at $50,000. Once a regular you will get invited to their keno tournaments, which features two weekly mini events. They have a small nonsmoking slot and video section near the exit at the west end of the casino.

Bus 201 runs 24/7 along Tropicana to The Orleans; the 104 goes along Arville. There is also a free shuttle from the Cromwell to the Gold Coast and Orleans.

Give 7 way a try. You definitely will not be bored and may even have a nice win!