One of the worst wagers in any casino live or online is Keno. The house edge is way out of line and the payoffs are not close to being correct. Players that sit in a Keno room or play the game online are just hoping to catch lightening in a bottle. In the old days before gaming on the Internet a casino could count on Keno paying all of the Utility Bills for the live casino. As you can imagine this is a healthy sum every year.
One of the rules for Keno that has worked out for me is when and how to play. I never play online is rule one. In a live casino the rules are play when playing poker with a runner and take your wager out of your table stack. If you are winning in poker the cost of this poor casino bet is covered and if you are losing at poker it will not matter. Play a Keno card with three or four options on it at $4 a card. Any combination you like is okay. I play an eight spot, a four spot and either two singles or one single and one three spot. At four dollars a game this adds up, but the poker game will usually cover my bets. The other time to play Keno in a live casino is when you are eating a meal. Most live casinos have runners assigned to the dining areas, so it does not matter whether you are there for breakfast, lunch or dinner. I play a ten game card so that I do not have to bother with it while eating. At the end of the meal I check to see if any of my games was a winner. If none are winners, then chalk it up to a more expensive meal.
There are several reasons that this idea works out. This keeps the player from throwing more money at the game than they want to. There is something about playing the game while at poker that makes it not a coming out of my pocket. Taking the wager from the poker stack is not like taking it out of your pocket. Adding the money to the dinner meal is not hard to take either. But best of all it keeps a player from sitting in a Keno room and playing the worst game in the live casino.