It was a heart-warming scene in a local pub at Dandenong, Australia, when pensioner Kenedi won nearly $3million while playing keno. Kenedi had to quit work 13 years ago due to a back injury and has been surviving on disability pension since 2001 and this win is phenomenal for him. Though Kenedi is a quiet and unassuming man by nature wanting to keep this windfall a quite affair, he celebrated the win with his friends at his club with champagne.
A migrant from Macedonia, Kenedi has been a regular at the pub and tried his luck at Jim Dandy Hotel by making an outlay of $50 on Keno fifty $110-number which won him a princely sum of $2,779,562.
About the winner
Kenedi has been playing online keno as a hobby since it was relaunched in Victoria in 2012. He will spend the prize amount on a house and car for his son and donate the remaining amount for cancer charity. The keno winner was announced by Marc Mifsud the manager of manager of Jim Dandy and locals at the bar gathered around to wish him when Kenedi announced drinks for all patrons. This momentous win has put the Jim Dandy hotel on national map of Keno history.
Details of the keno game
Kenedi is the first jackpot winner of keno in a casino after it was introduced in Victoria in 2012. Sales manager for Keno David Dicker also congratulated him and declared the game is designed to bring assistance and joy to deserving people like Kenedi.
The winner of the big amount is, meanwhile, trying to maintain his elation and joy by carrying on his work as usual and is busy assuring friends and family that the win will not change him as a person. The lucky numbers which helped Kenedi win the jackpot and become Dandenong’s first Keno millionaire were 8, 17, 24, 30, 37, 38, 66, 68, 71 and 78.
Keno with a Difference
The casinos in Las Vegas have their own norms when it comes to awarding keno winners to increase popularity and betting levels. While California casino provides $16000 for 7-7 and $14000 for 80 cent games, Freemont pays exactly the same rate for its pop 80 cent games.
Other casinos like Golden Nugget, Deano Rate, El Cortez, D and MegaKeno are following suit and making attractive 7 spot and 8 spot payouts. With falling revenues and lacklustre spending by regular customers, casinos are offering attractive prizes and comfortable chairs to customers playing special rate games.
Customers keen on trying out their luck can use tickets to play 3 of 7 or 5 for 7 which can help them win high end payouts of $10000 if they land a solid 7. Players of keno in a casino like the El Cortez can try 2-3-3-3 and play at Mega 10 with possibility of payouts in the range of $ 1 Million. The game here follows a similar technique which was showcased in “Every which way but loose” where the mafia boss was always betting with six zeroes after 1. Players who regard the keno favourite among all gambling games can play 10-spot with a ticket cost of only $5.10.
The Megakeno experience
Regular players of MegaKeno who want to increase their chances at the jackpot have to play either 4-7 or 5-9 spots on a ticket of $3.50 or $1.50 which will make them eligible for progressive jackpot of Keno. Combination ticket allows players to explore different rates during keno game as long as it is marked with varied desired rates to enable payout after a win. The best places to play MegaKeno and Mega10 at Last Vegas are El Cortez and Excalibur casinos.
Players, who prefer playing small stakes and try their luck at multiple games to increase their chances at winning, can play for 7 spots with a 40 or 50 cent rate with ticket of $ 5.10 or $ 5.50— whichever is preferable. At Excalibur, keno players can play 21 games with a ticket of $ 8.40 which can be extended over a year.