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Video Keno

Discussion in 'Casino Gaming' started by icemama, Nov 16, 2013.

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  1. icemama

    icemama Tourist

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    We're not high rollers by any means, and we usually play the keno slots. Some years back, Treasure Island had an $800 payout hitting 6 out of 6 with a 25 cent bet. They did this only on 6 out of 6. All the other payouts paid the usual amounts. I once hit $3200 playing a one dollar bet because it was 4 a.m. and I was exhausted and wanted to finish my credits and head back to the room.

    Obviously, Treasure Island no longer offers this payoff and keno slots seem to be getting phased out in some places. Do any of you Keno players have favorite Vegas casinos where the Keno slots pay better or at least often?

    Would love to hear your suggestions. Thanks!
     
  2. smartone

    smartone VIP Whale

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    I've noticed that most of the Hard Rock employees who have a drink and play after their shifts play video keno... they swear by it.
     
  3. Auggie

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    One thing with keno is that you have to look at the whole pay table because the casinos can shuffle the numbers around to increase some payouts in favor of others where the actual payback doesn't change but the volatility does.

    That is probably the case with these machines at TI: they ramped up the top prize for hitting 6/6 to 3200 credits from its normal (around 1650 credits) but at the cost of the smaller more frequent hits.

    As an example, using a 6/6 pay table:

    table 1:
    HIT 0 = pays 0
    HIT 1 = pays 0
    HIT 2 = pays 0
    HIT 3 = pays 3
    HIT 4 = pays 4
    HIT 5 = pays 75
    HIT 6 = pays 1660

    table 2:
    HIT 0 = pays 0
    HIT 1 = pays 0
    HIT 2 = pays 0
    HIT 3 = pays 2
    HIT 4 = pays 4
    HIT 5 = pays 53
    HIT 6 = pays 3200

    In this example the second pay table has the big juicy top prize of 3200 credits if you hit 6 of 6, but the actual payback between the two tables is almost identical (table 1 payback = 94.98%, table 2 payback = 95.0%)

    The catch is that you are only going to hit 6 for 6 about 1 in 7753 times so by putting extra weight on the big prize it makes the game more volatile.


    As for finding the games: video keno isn't very popular and there aren't a lot of new versions coming out too often (new versions being variations like Cleopatra Keno, Caveman Keno, Lightning Keno, etc).

    I would assume you have seen the "Game King" machines, that was how a lot of casinos put keno on their floor... but nowadays most of them are going with those new "All Star" machines. You will find those at most of the CET properties in Las Vegas and at a few of the MGM casinos. They are basically just like the "Game King" machines (VP, keno, slots, blackjack) except they have A LOT more games and variety to them.
     
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    jayperiodsmith Low-Roller

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    Triple trouble video keno offers a great bonus game when 3 devils pop up on the screen. The older more fun version is at NYNY a bank of them across from the nutty Irish bar ( or similar name ). A newer HD version is at bellagio, but those seem to suck in the money and less play. :thumbsup:
     
  5. icemama

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    Very good replies. Thank you very much!
     
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    D in the D Low-Roller

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    These machines are literally right as you walk out of the Nine Fine Irishemen bar. High traffic area. I have done well playing Pick'em Poker on these machines as well.
     
  7. icemama

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    Thanks D in the D!
     
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