Las Vegas Gambling Tips – Video Keno – Part Four

Las Vegas Gambling Tips – Video Keno – Part Four

Las Vegas Gambling Tips: Video Keno – Part Four

On The Town With Vegas Vic
By: Victor H. Royer

Welcome to Las Vegas! My name is Victor H. Royer, but everyone just calls me Vegas Vic. I was named after that famous neon sign in Downtown Las Vegas, that cowboy with the hat on top of the Pioneer Club, always waving his hand and beckoning to his long love, Sassy Sally, on the other side of the street. I will be writing a few articles for, so I hope you enjoy them.

Video Keno – Part Four

Cleopatra Keno

The base game is Video Keno, simple, as I have described it earlier. The difference lies in the last ball drawn (the last number, displayed on a ball which you can see being drawn from a device that looks like the Lounge Keno “blower” or “tumbler”). If this last number matches your selected numbers, and if this makes it into a winner for you, in addition to the wins you get for this hit you will now also receive 12 free games. During these free games any wins you get are doubled, so you win twice the amount you would have normally won, and for free. This is a kind of “bonus” game, similar to the many such bonusing features you often find on video slots (for more information on video slots, please refer to my book: Powerful Profits from Slots).

Naturally there are some decreases in the base payoffs of this game to accommodate this extra bonusing feature. This is also the case for all slots that offer such bonusing features, although in many traditional reel slots, or the newer video slots, these “costs” of the bonus hits are more hidden and less visible. In Video Keno, however, you can tell just by looking at the pay table just exactly what you are giving up to achieve these extra wins. Here are the most common paybacks:

Best payback for Cleopatra Keno: 94.947%
Next best payback for Cleopatra Keno: 94.120%
Third best payback for Cleopatra Keno: 92.095%
Last best payback for Cleopatra Keno: 90.110%

When you are looking at these payback percentages, remember that it is the casino, and not the game’s manufacturer, who decides which they want. The makers of this game merely provide options for the casinos to select. For the actual charts showing all numbers and combination percentages, I refer you to my book: Powerful Profits from Keno. By using the charts in my book, you will be able to learn how to identify the better paying machines and game just by looking at the machine’s payback tables.

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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 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 and Sign up for the Insider Advantage Newsletter at:

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