Play Keno Online – Real Money

Keno’s first name was “Chinese Lottery.” Indeed, that’s what it was when developed in China about 1000 B.C. Legend has it that keno financed the building of the Great Wall. Keno tickets are in two sections, numbers I through 40 in the top section, and 41 through 80 in the bottom section. This reflects the Oriental “Yin and Yang” division.

The game was introduced to the United States by Chinese immigrants in coastal ports around the turn of the century, with 120 Chinese characters to choose from that were painted on maple balls. But keno was a lottery, and Nevada law——even after gambling was enacted~ forbid lotteries. So the name “Chinese Lottery” got changed to “Race-Horse Keno,” as a clever deception by using the names of then famous race horses along with the actual numbers.

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Then the U.S. government passed a law taxing off-track betting, and the casinos—afraid they might get their “yin” in a “yang”— changed the name again. Since 1951 the game has just been called Keno. In the United States, it’s only legal in the state of Nevada; you won’t find it in Atlantic City or anywhere else. Like all other casino games it has been completely Americanized.

It’s strictly a numbers game now, using 80 high-class ping-pong balls and a thingamajig called a “goose” that sucks up 20 of the balls at random. It is an easy game to play, it is cheap, and you’ve got an outside chance of winning $50,000. One big drawback to keno is trying to keep from nodding off to sleep while the game gets underway. One tourist said that playing keno was “like watching somebody iron a T-shirt.”

It’s much more fun than that, here try out this one from the guys at Bodog.  This one’s just for fun but if you want to play for money – here’s the two links.

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The below is just a demo game, but if you want to play for real money then here’s some links from reputable casinos.

BodogClick here
Bovada – (Takes US Players) Click here

Bodog –  Best Online Keno – Click here
Bovada – Win real money playing Keno (Takes US Players) —— Click here

The object of the game is to try to guess which 20 of those 80 numbers is going to pop up on the keno board. You don’t have to guess all 20, either. Pick one for $3, and if it shows up you win $9. Pick two and one won’t win anything, but both will get you $36.

Get eight out of eight and pocket a cool fifty thousand. These are called straight tickets. There are also split tickets, way tickets, Combination tickets and special tickets. Information on all of them is available at your friendly neighborhood keno parlor. The game is so simple, and the payoffs are often huge and simple ,so much that it seems there is no way to lose. One  fourth of the 80 numbers come up in every single game get eight of the 20 of the 80 and win a fortune. Nothing to it. Nothing to it? Sure, winning money is always that easy !

Well for a small does of reality, and before you decide this is so simple that you can give up your day job and go and play live Keno online then we should have a quick look at the odds. To pick eight numbers out of eight are approximately 230,114 to one.    Now obviously the return usually depends on the jackpot number but I can guarantee that this will be a fraction of the returns you should get based on those odds.  Those sort of odds would probably return something like ten times the amount on any of the already slightly unfair games of chance in the casino.

There’s no doubt that you can win real money playing Keno but as far as odds and the famous house edge goes, there are lots of better options in the average casino.  In fact it’s unlikely even if you picked a game at random that you’d get a worse return than from the standard Keno game.  It is however incredible fun and a real joy to play in some of the online casinos, so play for fun with the hope of a decent win and not think of it as some sort of real money Keno app that you can pump for cash.

MSPT Cleveland Poker Open

The $1, 100 buy-in MSPT Cleveland Poker Open, the tour’s first ever stop in Ohio, brought 581 entries to JACK Cleveland Casino. That made it the greatest poker tournament area and decoration pool in Cleveland history! Following 3 starting flights and Sunday’s Day two, it was 34 years old Abdul Dulie, Amer who emerged victorious to catch a $118, 350 first place prize. It had been the first MSPT cash for Amer, who hails from Columbus, Ohio. Before the win, he also had $95, 595 in tournament profits including a previous best of $25, 230 for finishing 3rd in a 2014 Borgata Winter Poker Open $560 NLHE event.

I have not won the tournament in forever, just always get deep, but difficult to break, particularly in these bigger ones with good players, Amer said after the win. It had been a well run tournament. It was a fantastic time. Everything in JACK Cleveland was great. Everybody was nice and professional. Amer, who’s good buddies with poker professionals Nick Guagenti and Adam Friedman, can frequently be found playing pot limit Omaha cash games when he is not spending time with his wife and two children, one 3 years and the other only eight months. I will look after about $50K to bookies, I am a huge sports gambler, Amer joked when asked about what he’ll do with the six figures score.

Final Tables Results
1st – Abdul Amer (Columbus, OH) $118,350
2nd – Daniel Wagner (Buffalo, NY) $72,701
3rd – Adam Friedman (Gahanna, OH) $52,976
4th – Mike Shanahan (Avon, IN) $39,450
5th – Ronnie Lamb (Denver, CO) $29,869
6th – Mike Peppin (Cleveland, OH) $22,543
7th – John Michalak (Cleveland, OH) $17,471
8th – Brian Berthiaume (Cottage Grove, MN) $13,526
9th – Luke Edwards (Columbus, OH) $10,708
10th – Randall Brooks (Detroit, MI) $8,454

No plans, probably set it in the bank and keep it rolling. The day started with a dozen players needing to fall before the money was made. Among those to depart empty handed were Bobby Noel, Ed Mogilnicki, Andy Spears, and Bubble Boy Tarik Adam. Some prominent players to cash the tournament were 2017 MSPT Indiana State Poker Champ Satish Thakur, Day 1B chip leader David Michael, legendary Cleveland radio show host Michael Triv, Trivisonno, Mike Ross, Day 1C chip leader Aaron Obstein, Day 1A chip leader Frank Lagodich, and final table bubble boy Kenneth Coppens. On just the 3rd hand of the final table, Luke Edwards raised to 65, 000 from the cutoff and Randall Brooks responded by 3 gambling all in for 620, 000 from the small blind. Mike Shanahan flatted from the big, Edwards got out from the way, also Brooks found the bad news.

Brooks was looking for a miracle, but he didn’t get one as the board ran out a dry 7?7?9?Q?3?.

Not long after Luke Edwards four-bet shoved with the A?K? and received a call from Amer, who held the 7?7?. It was a flip, and Edwards failed to improve as the board ran out a lowly 4?10?8?6?8?. Edwards took home $10,708 for his ninth-place finish.

Minnesota’s Brian Berthiaume, who was at back-to-back Main Event final tables after finishing fifth in December’s MSPT Season 8 finale at Canterbury Park, was the next to go after racing with A?Q? against the 6?6? of Shanahan. The board ran out K?5?5?K?2? and Berthiaume had to settle for eighth place and $13,526 in prize money.

From there, the short-stacked John Michalak shoved his last eight big blinds from the button with the Q?9? only to run it into the Q?Q? of Dan Wagner in the big blind. Michalak picked up a straight draw on the 5?J?K? flop, but he missed it when the K? blanked on the turn followed by the 6? on the river. Michalak earned $17,471 for finishing seventh.

Mike Peppin exited in sixth place for $2,543 – the result of getting his short stack all in against two players and having them checking it down – and then Ronnie Lamb bowed out in fifth place after jamming his short stack with the K?5? from the small blind and getting a call from Shanahan, who held the 8?7? in the big. The board ran out 3?7?J?5?10? and that was all she wrote for Lamb.

Four-handed play was an action-packed affair, and during it MSPT Season 8 FireKeepers champ Mike Shanahan went from the big to the short stack. That is when he jammed for 1.1 million under the gun with the A?Q? and Wagner called from the button with the 8?8?. Shanahan was unable to improve on the 10?5?6?4?8? runout, and the last former champ in the field hit the rail in fourth place for $39,450.

Interestingly, the score brought Shanahan’s MSPT earnings up to $278,607, which put him into 10th place on the tour’s all-time money list.

Falling in third place after losing a flip with the Q?J? against the 10?10? of Wagner was World Series of Poker bracelet winner Adam Friedman. While he came up short of his first MSPT title, he did join the MSPT six-figure club by earning a tour-high $52,976 (his previous best was $45,000 for finishing third in a Season 5 FireKeepers Casino stop), which brought his tour earnings up to $133,649.

Wagner began heads-up play with 8 million in chips to Amer’s 3.6 million, but it turned into a lengthy back-and-forth battle. The chip lead exchanged hands several times before it got to Level 33 (100,000/200,000/30,000), which is when Amer raised to 400,000 holding the A?8? and called when Wagner shoved for 4.6 million with the A?5?. The board ran out 4?K?3?10?8? and Wagner had to settle for second place and a $72,701 consolation prize.

“Blinds were big, I know he’s going to shove with any ace,” Amer said when asked about why he decided to take a shot in the last hand. “He shoved earlier with queen-jack, so I know he’s a capable player and I ain’t playing Keno.”