Lucky777
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December 17th, 2011 at 9:02:32 PM permalink
I love the old style Keno machines (named my little doggie Keno). Last time we were downtown, I visited a few old nostalgic venues that still had them, but they sucked! I mean, didn't pay nothing, hardly even hitting a four spot! I went to Fitzgerlad's, and I think Golden Gate -- can't remember -- but I was too afraid to walk over to Main Street Station by myself, which is where I wanted to go. Does anyone have any experience with winning anything on these? We're staying two nights at the Nugget before heading up to the strip because I love the old Keno machines and I do love the feel of the good 'ol days, what's left of them. Thanks!
Sorry. I type really fast and type too much!
By the way, does anyone know of any on the strip? I think they're all gone. I'm talking about the ones you mark the numbers with the pen. Thanks!
FleaStiff
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December 18th, 2011 at 2:51:08 AM permalink
Given the ridiculous house edge... why would you want to play Keno?
Even the new Video Keno is heavily against the player.

Look for the locals casinos to still have Keno rooms. I think in most places though Keno Runners are as extinct as Change Girls are in a world of Ticket In Ticket Out.
MrRalph
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December 18th, 2011 at 5:28:32 AM permalink
The Planet Hollywood still has some 25 cent 4 card machines that are full pay. I have hit twice there this year for 8 of 9 with overlaps. The 4 card machines at the Bellagio are also playable. The best machines are at the Palms or on the Boulder Highway. I have done well at Boulder Station. The Palms is my favorite. The programming chips in most if not all the machines have been changed. They now have a larger chip I am told where the old ones were 16MB the new ones are 64MB or larger, I am not a tech savy person so I may not be using the exact terminology. They seem to be ale to randomize the numbers more then the older machines, so yes the patterns that we use to be able to play do not seem to appear as often. I would not waste my time playing 4 spots. I would say the minimum is a 5 spot, on a full pay machine this will net you $200 for a quarter bet. I do not play 6 spots as the odds of hitting 6 of 6 are the same as hitting 7 of 8 and the 7 of 8 pays slightly more and you still have the long shot of hitting 8 of 8 which is $2500 for a quarter bet. I usually play 7 and 9 spots. I have hit some 7 of 7's for $1750 for a quater bet and numerous 8 of 9's which pay $1175 for a quarter bet. I normally have overlapping cards so I lose the tax benefit of it only paying $1175 because the overlaps usually push it up to $1600 or so. If you play a full pay machine the payback will be between 90 to 94%. So bettter than a penny, nickel or quarter slot machine but not as good as the dollar machines. The key is you must play full pay machines or the payback drops fast. If you play a full pay nickel machine and hit 7 of 7 you win $350. If nickels are your slot budget then full pay video keno is a better bang for your buck than nickel slots. Albeit not as interesting. With that being said it is still certainly not your best game in the casino and I usually only play when I am not throwing dice or playing cards. But it is not the worst either. Video poker is usually a loser unless you hit some quads or a royal and the odds of hitting a royal are about 1 in 41,000. The odds of hitting 7 of 7 are about the same and it pays $1750 for a quarter bet and the royal only pays $1000 for a $1.25 bet. It can be a profitable way to just relax and have a drink at night or coffee in the morning. I usually turn the sound off and play. Nothing is more fun than when the screen says "jackpot call attendant" I know of no machines anywhere where you still mark them with the pen.
Lucky777
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December 18th, 2011 at 6:43:50 PM permalink
Oh, dear, I think I confused you guys. When I said the old Keno machines that you mark with a pen, I didn't mean literally with an ink pen! Maybe no one remembers these machines. I don't play sit-down Keno, too boring and you never win, you're right -- although I did hit six out of six in Laughlin, NV around 1990 and it paid me 2200 bucks! WOW! That was a lot of money for me back then. I was so excited! Then I go down the next morning to play and she said, "Would you like to play the progressive?" I said, "What's that?" She points to the ticker tape flashing and says, "If you hit six or more you get that prize of $4000 bucks!" What a way to ruin my day, but I was happy with my 2200 bucks.

Anyway, remember the old Keno machines where you literally picked up a pen and marked the screen with the pen? Those are the good machines and you still have to feed them the quarters. Well, at least they used to be pretty decent. I usually start out with a four spot until I win so I have some playing money.
So you're suggesting I play a seven- or nine-spot? I've hit six out of six but that was in the good 'ol days. Thanks for your help! The Fitzgerald has those old machines on the second floor! Golden Gate has them in a few spots (I think it's the Golden Gate) across from Nugget.

Okay. Just read your last sentence. Yes, there are some as I said, Next week I'm going to make sure I get over to Main Street Station to play. This is the sole reason why I like staying downtown, for those old Keno machines. They were there last time we went, which, I believe was about a year ago.
Also, you shut the noise off? I love the noise! Ding, Ding, Ding, Ding, Ding, Ding...
Lucky777
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December 18th, 2011 at 6:43:54 PM permalink
Oh, dear, I think I confused you guys. When I said the old Keno machines that you mark with a pen, I didn't mean literally with an ink pen! Maybe no one remembers these machines. I don't play sit-down Keno, too boring and you never win, you're right -- although I did hit six out of six in Laughlin, NV around 1990 and it paid me 2200 bucks! WOW! That was a lot of money for me back then. I was so excited! Then I go down the next morning to play and she said, "Would you like to play the progressive?" I said, "What's that?" She points to the ticker tape flashing and says, "If you hit six or more you get that prize of $4000 bucks!" What a way to ruin my day, but I was happy with my 2200 bucks.

Anyway, remember the old Keno machines where you literally picked up a pen and marked the screen with the pen? Those are the good machines and you still have to feed them the quarters. Well, at least they used to be pretty decent. I usually start out with a four spot until I win so I have some playing money.
So you're suggesting I play a seven- or nine-spot? I've hit six out of six but that was in the good 'ol days. Thanks for your help! The Fitzgerald has those old machines on the second floor! Golden Gate has them in a few spots (I think it's the Golden Gate) across from Nugget.

Okay. Just read your last sentence. Yes, there are some as I said, Next week I'm going to make sure I get over to Main Street Station to play. This is the sole reason why I like staying downtown, for those old Keno machines. They were there last time we went, which, I believe was about a year ago.
Also, you shut the noise off? I love the noise! Ding, Ding, Ding, Ding, Ding, Ding...
bigfoot66
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December 19th, 2011 at 4:03:10 PM permalink
I believe I saw these machines at Railroad Pass but its a schlep to get out there....
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CrystalMath
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December 19th, 2011 at 4:09:33 PM permalink
I wish I could remember the casino, but I saw these down town. I wanted to play, but I didn't have any quarters and didn't want to go to the cage. They also had old video poker games that only took quarters. I'm not sure if these were IGT players edge machines or if they were even older than that.
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rxwine
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December 19th, 2011 at 5:11:00 PM permalink
I don't know if the Eastside Cannery has those in the their section of old machines. They certainly have some other machines of the same era though. Tropicana had a section of old casino machines at one time.

Yeah, it's a pen shaped thing with a cable attached to the machine.
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NicksGamingStuff
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December 19th, 2011 at 11:08:45 PM permalink
Fitz has them
Lucky777
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December 19th, 2011 at 11:52:42 PM permalink
Quote: NicksGamingStuff

Fitz has them



Yes. I played them for a while last year. Guess I'll just go back there next week, although I do want to try the Main Street Station ones. I was hoping someone knew of some on the strip, but I figured there weren't any. Last time we were in Laughlin, 2008, they had them at a few places. I think it was the Tropicana, which is the old Ramada Express. I just love the good ol' days, but don't we all when it comes to just about everything? I do!
Thanks everyone! Have a MERRY CHRISTMAS! No Happy Holidays here!

Best of Luck, Nick and Crystal Math. I, personally, would not be drawn to a name like Crystal Math for a business. Try to come up with something scientific, like you're a genius, maybe you are! Gotta sound like one!! Never hurts!
You have to take risks in life. But at least you won't be sitting there years from now saying, I wish I would have done this or I wish I would have done that....

Thanks, Mr. Ralph, for all that informative info. I think I'll quit playing a six spot, but I'll probably stick to my area since I've been to Vegas numerous times. Don't feel like taxiing or walking far from the Cosmo. This should be interesting with the doggie and all. Yah, hubby in room with doggie, mommy out gambling nickles and dimes! HA!

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