Las Vegas Gambling Tips – Video Keno – Part Nine (Continued)

Las Vegas Gambling Tips – Video Keno – Part Nine (Continued)

Las Vegas Gambling Tips: Video Keno – Part Nine (Continued)

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.

This article is continued from Video Keno – Part Nine

Video Keno – Part Nine (Continued)

So, they all get together, run millions of events, and when they get tired of it they nod their heads together and call it a day — hence we have our physical proof, and we can get the game licensed and sold. So far so good. But does that automatically mean that no players can ever win on that game? Well, of course not. If no player ever won on the game, why make it? No one would play it. So, if such a game holds 8.03% for the house, and pays back 91.97%, why would we be scared of it, and why would we automatically accept the pseudo-logic of the math experts because they say we can’t win? Can’t we? Let’s see now — the game won’t pay anything for 8.03% of the time, but will pay something 91.97% of the time …. hmmm, is there anything mathematically important here?

Okay, I know I’m poking fun at the math people, and many of my friends and fellow gaming authors who write about the stats for gambling games. It’s not my intent to lambaste them, or anyone. All I wish to point out is that while mathematics is a very useful and wonderful guide to the Video Keno games — and all other casino gambling games as well — it isn’t all of the answers that make up your success in playing them. I actually enjoy talking the talk, the odds and percentages, and realize how useful they are in the understanding of the games, and how terrific they are in the overall game acumen and strategy for any gambling game. I also understand how useful mathematics is to the explanation of the games, and how crucial it is for the games to exist at all. I do not dispute any of this — just the parts that say “don’t play this game because —” and there follows a string of “bad” games with high house withholding percentages. Although I myself tend to look for games whose programs allow for the games to pay back more than others of their kind, this is simply good common sense.

The same applies to the other games, where skills will allow you to reduce, or eliminate, the house edge on those games. But that isn’t all there is to the strategy, or to the play of it. This knowledge and understanding are part of the overall picture of you as the player of these games, and your success isn’t only measured by your ability to play the game in accordance with it’s mathematical and statistical profile. Your overall success in the game is a combination of this understanding, your skills, bankroll, time at the game, abilities, luck, and all of the other factors and Keys to Winning that I have listed throughout this series, and all my other books on casino games. It is the entire, overall, package of you as the knowledgeable, smart, player that accounts for the success — or failure — of your fortunes in the casino.

We will continue this discussion in the next column.

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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