Las Vegas Gambling Tips: Video Keno – Part Eight
On The Town With Vegas Vic
By: Victor H. Royer
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Video Keno – Part Eight
This article is continued from our last column.
Four Card Keno Continued
You must remember that each time you do anything, to the machine this is a “user command”, and it will do what it’s programmed to do with such commands. So, unless you start from the start, the machine won’t “know” you only wanted to make one change. It will take that as a “new event”, and if you don’t start at the beginning, nothing that you had been playing before will so remain. This becomes even more important when it comes to the making of wagers, because many people habitually change one card or another, and forget to go through the procedure from the start, and then wonder why the machine either doesn’t play, or somehow doesn’t play all the cards or numbers they had previously marked. Each time you make any change to Four Card Keno — no matter what it is — you must always start from the beginning, from the “Switch” menu, and always start by first making a wager on all four cards. If you do this as a form of habit, you will never have any problems, you will never become confused about what is happening, and you will always be able to preserve your numbers and your game just as you want it.
This is always important to remember, because this single issue is the most common problem experienced by players of Four Card Keno, because they only think of one card at a time, instead of the four-cards as a total unit. By making changes individually — by jumping from Card A, to B, to C, to D, then back to B, then to C, and so on — they think of each card as a single game, when it is only 1/4th of the game, because this game is Four Card Keno, and the four cards together are the game. Any change to any one of those four cards must always be done from the beginning, with all wagers properly made first, and only then go to any of the individual cards to make your changes. This is the simplest means of playing this game, and if you do this every time you want to make any changes to your cards or wagers, you will never forget any cards, and never become confused with the game.
For those players who become a little more familiar with the game, and more sophisticated in playing it, there are other ways to make changes to the cards. Each card can be accessed individually, and so changed, but to do so you must be able to always make a wager first for each such card, and then go through all the other cards and re-make the wagers for all of them and re-mark the numbers there as well, because if you don’t the machine will only register your actions as a selection of only that one card on which you made the change. Let’s say, for example, that you want to change the numbers on Card C. Well, to do this properly, you would first touch the “Switch” icon, go to the main four-card screen menu, then make the proper wagers, and then touch the Card C screen icon, and then erase and re-mark your new numbers on that card only. By doing this in this manner, all you other three cards are preserved, and only the change on Card C will be so made, as you wanted.
However, many players who want to make such a change first immediately go to Card C, and then try to make the change. Well, it won’t work. The machine won’t let you — unless, that is, you first make a wager on that Card C (in our example, and so on for any of these individual cards). But, if you make a wager on Card C, as in our example, and then make your changes to that one card only, and do not go to all the other cards and re-bet and re-mark your numbers there as well, the machine will now think that you want to play only Card C, and it will only play that card, and wipe out the other three. Players become incredibly frustrated at this, because they can’t figure out either why the machine won’t let them make the changes they want, or if it does, why it won’t play the other cards, or why it wipes them out. This is not the fault of the machine — this is the fault of the ignorant player who can’t remember that this is a Four Card Keno game, and that all four cards therefore work together as a single game.
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Victor H. Royer, known as Vegas Vic, is the author of 42 books. Mostly known for books, articles, and columns on casino games and gambling, he is also the author of New Casino Slots, Great Gamblers: True Stories and Amazing Facts, The Great American Joke Book, as well as his works of Fiction, which include: Another Day, and the Western: Riders on the Wind. Versatile and multitalented, Royer is the creator, producer, and host of the Web-TV show Great Casino Slots, now showing at www.LasVegasLiveTV.com. He also composes music and performs under the names Glenn Diamond, Pappy Jones, Hans Dorfmann, and Miguel Armandaiz. For more information, please visit him at www.MoreCasinoDeals.com and www.GamingAuthor.com. Sign up for the Insider Advantage Newsletter at: http://www.accessvegas.com/membership
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