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Best chance to come out a winner in a keno tournament

Best chance to come out a winner in a keno tournament

posted on February 04, 2014 by

Crazy for Keno | This column will use an approach that will give you the best chance of going home with a decent amount of your buy-in while still having a chance to win it all. One should not play in a tournament unless they can afford to lose the entire buy-in.

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MegaKeno in downtown Las Vegas

MegaKeno in downtown Las Vegas

posted on January 28, 2014 by

Crazy for Keno | MegaKeno, the statewide progressive keno from XpertX, has now come to downtown Las Vegas at the El Cortez, home of some of the best keno in town.

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Playing keno seek 'pop 80 rate' in tracking payouts

Playing keno seek 'pop 80 rate' in tracking payouts

posted on January 14, 2014 by

Crazy for Keno | For purposes of today’s column I will use a casino that makes this possible – the El Cortez in downtown Las Vegas. Their game is open 24/7 and they have about seven different pay rates.

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Some keno tickets pay every few games

Some keno tickets pay every few games

posted on January 07, 2014 by

Crazy for Keno | There are some keno tickets that pay every few games, and for those who like to get paid frequently, even if less than their bet, these tickets are made for them.

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N.H. lawmakers considering electronic keno bill

N.H. lawmakers considering electronic keno bill

posted on January 06, 2014 by

While New Hampshire lawmakers consider expanding gambling to include one or more casinos, a separate bill that would allow electronic Keno games to be played in bars and restaurants that serve alcohol will be considered.

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The D casino among some offering excellent keno pay scales

The D casino among some offering excellent keno pay scales

posted on December 24, 2013 by

Crazy for Keno | Keno players are always looking for the largest win for the smallest possible investment. The problem is if you want to win big you have to either play the longer odds tickets (great number of spots) or play more on the shorter odds tickets.

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Atlantis Casino Resort in Reno tops in keno progressives

Atlantis Casino Resort in Reno tops in keno progressives

posted on December 17, 2013 by

Crazy for Keno | Many casinos have progressives for some of their keno. The jackpot goes up until it is hit. But one casino stands out. In the “More to the Meter” progressive at The Atlantis in Reno 50 cents of each ticket purchased goes in to the progressive pot.

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Best shot to win big: Play 8 spots or less in keno

Best shot to win big: Play 8 spots or less in keno

posted on December 10, 2013 by

Crazy For Keno | Ten-spot wins are very rare, but they have happened from time to time. Nine spots are a little better but still very long odds at over a million to 1. Thus, except as part of a way ticket, many authors and this columnist suggest playing eight spots or less.

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Riviera benefits local children with annual 'Toy D-RIV-E'

Riviera benefits local children with annual 'Toy D-RIV-E'

posted on December 10, 2013 by

Real Deals | Tis the season for giving – and receiving! Riviera hotel/casino is proud to benefit local children in need with the “Toy D-RIV-E.” Las Vegas locals who drop off a new, unwrapped toy to the Box Office will receive a ticket to an upcoming comedy show.

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Combo tickets aiming for a high-end hit at keno

Combo tickets aiming for a high-end hit at keno

posted on December 03, 2013 by

Crazy for Keno | The Excalibur has one of the best keno 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.

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Some Caesars properties offer quarter keno

Some Caesars properties offer quarter keno

posted on November 26, 2013 by

Crazy for Keno | Harrah’s, The Quad, Bally’s, Flamingo, and Rio (near the Las Vegas Strip) offer what is known as quarter keno. You must play at least 21 games for $6.25, but what other game can you get about two hours of action for $6.25?

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Check keno exactas at Coast Casinos

Check keno exactas at Coast Casinos

posted on November 19, 2013 by

Crazy for Keno |  The Orleans and some of the other Coast Casinos have what is called “keno exacta.” This is an add-on, at very low house edge for the cost, to your regular keno ticket. Call it a side bet if you wish.

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The LVH has $10K giveway through December 31

The LVH has $10K giveway through December 31

posted on November 12, 2013 by

Real Deals | Is it your lucky day? Many casinos across the valley seem to think you’ll be lucky for the once-in-a-lifetime, 11-12-13 day. The former Hilton has a $10,000 Gimme Some Credit, Will Ya? Giveaway.

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Lessons on knowing what IRS gets when you win at casinos

Lessons on knowing what IRS gets when you win at casinos

posted on November 12, 2013 by

Crazy for Keno | With the end of the year getting closer, I thought I would give you some information on casino reporting and your gambling deductions. The casino is required to report to the IRS and your state any net winnings. 

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El Cortez offers many options for keno enthusiast

El Cortez offers many options for keno enthusiast

posted on November 05, 2013 by

Crazy for Keno | How would you like it if a casino offered a regular rate, seven special rates, and a few more tickets besides? Well, there is a casino in downtown Las Vegas that was refurbished a few years ago that has all these keno options and more.

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Downtown keno tourney at Fremont a treat

Downtown keno tourney at Fremont a treat

posted on October 29, 2013 by

Crazy for Keno | The Fremont recently held their annual Trick or Treat Keno Tournament, which yours truly participated in. Luck was not with me but was with many others, including one player who amassed over $22,000 tournament prize money.

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Most way tickets can be played with video keno

Most way tickets can be played with video keno

posted on October 22, 2013 by

Crazy for Keno | Up to now my column has focused on live keno but I am aware many readers like to play video keno as well. Video keno, though, has one major weakness and that is lack of the ability to play most way tickets – until now.

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Still time to win Toyota Tacoma truck

Still time to win Toyota Tacoma truck

posted on October 22, 2013 by

Real Deals | Rampart: Every Thursday in October the casino hosts the $20,000 Free Slot Play Hot Seat Drawings from 2-8 p.m. Cannery: On Wednesday, Oct. 30, club members who earn 250 same day base points will receive a free bag of Halloween candy.

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The Orleans has Super Keno High Pay Specials

The Orleans has Super Keno High Pay Specials

posted on October 15, 2013 by

Crazy for Keno | The Orleans has a special rate called Super Keno High Pay Specials that returns more than average for the tickets played. The catch is you must play these tickets for a minimum of $5, $10, and $25 respectively.

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Good keno exists outside Las Vegas casinos

Good keno exists outside Las Vegas casinos

posted on October 08, 2013 by

Crazy for Keno | A recent visit to Reno demonstrated that Las Vegas does not have a monopoly on good keno. In fact, Reno has excellent keno operations, starting with The Atlantis.

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