Keno a Treasure to play at Treasure Island
August 01, 2017 3:03 AM
by Pesach Kremen
Treasure Island’s keno game has a lot going for it. First of all, the game is 100% nonsmoking as it is located within TI’s nonsmoking sportsbook. Thus during the season while you are watching 22 grown men fight over an egg, you can also conveniently play keno.
Treasure Island is served by the Deuce, SDX, 119, CX and 203 buses, basically easy access from anywhere in Las Vegas.
On top of all this they have some good paying tickets as well. Their 6-spot at the regular rate is particularly noticeable. They pay $2,200 for a solid 6 and still return your bet for hitting 3 of 6. The ticket pays $4 for a 4 of 6 hit and $80 for a 5 of 6. This is the best 6-spot $1 ticket non-progressive I have seen on the Strip.
Let’s try the following way ticket options. Try a 4-4-2-2, giving you 12, two 10s, three 8s, four 6s, and three 4s. If they let you play for a quarter a way you have 13 ways, thus a $2.75 ticket. At 50 cents a way you have a $5.50 ticket, giving you a lot of action for your money. This can be great fun while watching your team attempting Hail Mary’s. If you catch all your numbers you have a successful Hail Mary.
If you want to be more aggressive, play all deuces (groups of two). You have a 2-2-2-2-2-2 ticket giving you a 12, five 10s, ten 6s, and ten 4s or 26 total ways. They will probably allow a quarter per way thus you have a cost of $6.50 for a ticket with loads of action. If you hit a few of the deuces solid there is a really nice pay as well.
If you want the really big win try their Catch All tickets for $2 each, paying $450 for a solid 4, $2,200 for a solid 5, and $11,000 for a solid 6. Play a 2-2-2 at their catch all rate of $2 a way (mark the ticket CA to get the Catch All pay out) and you have a 6, and three 4s for a total cost of $8. Hit two deuces solid and you win $450. Hit all three deuces solid (all six of your numbers) and you win $12,350 ($11,000 for the solid 6 and $450 apiece for each of the three solid 4s).
Loads of possibilities in a good paying nonsmoking game while you can bet and watch sports as you are playing. Can it get any better than this?
Their odd number of spots tickets are good, too. The 6-spot is such a nice play that I am giving it emphasis. They also offer a $2.50 special rate on 4 thru 9 spots. The return on these is good for a Strip casino as well. Mark your tickets “rate” to get this pay table.
On their regular rate ticket they allow you to play for lower amounts when you play more games, pays are proportional of course. During the season this should be a great way to spend your time (and money if you want) watching sports and playing keno free from smoke. Enjoy the game and the wins!