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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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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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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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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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German Oktoberfest time at Las Vegas casinos

German Oktoberfest time at Las Vegas casinos

posted on October 08, 2013 by

Real Deals | The Irish get St. Patrick’s Day. Now it’s German Oktoberfest time! There’s a variety of events and good German food and beer to celebrate this month at casinos throughout the valley!

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Station Casinos brings back $3M Swipe and Win

Station Casinos brings back $3M Swipe and Win

posted on October 01, 2013 by

Real Deals | Station Casinos brings back one of its most popular promotions this month with “Swipe and Win.” Boyd Gaming's Pumpkin Patch Drawings are back  at Sam’s Town, Suncoast, Orleans and Gold Coast.

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The D in Las Vegas defining liberal keno payouts

The D in Las Vegas defining liberal keno payouts

posted on September 24, 2013 by

Crazy for Keno | There are casinos – especially in downtown Las Vegas and also some of the “locals” establishments – that allow you to play 10 cents a way or less as long as you play a minimum number of ways or a minimum ticket price.

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Find the hot seats at Arizona Charlie’s! Decatur and Boulder

Find the hot seats at Arizona Charlie’s! Decatur and Boulder

posted on September 24, 2013 by

Real Deals | Find the hot seats at Arizona Charlie’s! From Sept. 26-30, four cash winners will be guaranteed at 4:15 and 6:15 p.m. each date at both locations (Decatur and Boulder Hwy.) with bonus drawing at 8:15 p.m. on Sept. 27 and 28.

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Methods for frequent keno ticket winning

Methods for frequent keno ticket winning

posted on September 17, 2013 by

Crazy for Keno | There are some Keno players who are more interested in the immediate short run than in the long run. So, just for you, here is a ticket that will have frequent pays – although many of them just your money back or less.

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'El' Cortez Club Cortez members have great Sept.

'El' Cortez Club Cortez members have great Sept.

posted on September 17, 2013 by

Real Deals | Throughout September, Club Cortez players at the El Cortez downtown who win a jackpot of $200 or more on a slot machine or a $200 or more jackpot on live keno will receive $10 to $1,000 in free play.

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Concentrating on that 5-spot play in keno

Concentrating on that 5-spot play in keno

posted on September 10, 2013 by

Crazy for Keno | This week I’m concentrating only on the 5-spot progressive and how you determine if it is worth playing. Now, how can you as a player figure if it is worth playing without knowing combinations (factorials) and how to do the appropriate math? 

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