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Keno has the distinction of being the casino game with the highest house edge. But it also plays the slowest, so the player's per-hour expected loss is in line with the other games. If you're going to play keno, be sure to play the live game to take advantage of this slow pace. Video keno has a lower house edge, but the speed more than makes up for this to make it a more expensive option.

Since the poker craze took over, many former keno lounges have been sacrificed in order to make room for new or expanded poker rooms. But there are still a number of casinos in Las Vegas that offer you the chance to play keno in the comfort of a lounge, rather than simply in the coffee shop. Here's the current list of properties that still have a keno lounge, together with where to locate them within the casinos:

Location of Keno Lounge
Arizona Charlie's Decatur
Next to the Sourdough Cafe
By the main entrance
Boulder Station
Around the corner from the front desk
On the east side, by the dice pit
El Cortez
By the coffee shop
Next to the sportsbook
Inside the sports book
Fiesta Henderson
Across from front desk
Fiesta Rancho
Entrance by valet.
Location of Keno Lounge
Flamingo Las Vegas
Next to the sportsbook
Four Queens
In the main casino, by the security podium
Next to the front desk
Gold Coast
By the buffet
Golden Nugget
Next to the poker room
Green Valley Ranch
Between Grand Café and the poker room
By the Total Rewards desk
Jerry's Nugget
By the Sports Book, across from the main cage
Jokers Wild
Located near the Court Cafe.
Location of Keno Lounge
Southside of the casino, by the showroom
Palace Station
Located on the north side of the casino cage.
Red Rock Resort
By the sports book
By the Masquerade Village
Santa Fe Station
Across from Revolver
Sunset Station
Next to the Buffet
Texas Station
Next to the poker room
The D
On the second floor, next to the sports book
Treasure Island
By the sports book
Video Keno

Fortune smiled on a lucky woman at the Palace Station when she hit 10 out of 10 on a 5¢ progressive video keno machine for $57,000. A $57,000 win for a 20¢ investment. Smart play, right? Not really. The casino edge with the jackpot standing at $57,000 was 10.2%. The woman’s expected result was a loss of about $6 per hour. Nickel progressives can really fool you. The chart here depicts a standard 5¢ machine that takes 1-4 coins. By subtracting the return percentages (bottom line) from 100, you can see that the house advantage holds steady around 15% no matter what you play (except for the progressive 10-spot). Like all video machines, it’s the speed at which you play that really kills you. At the next level up, quarter video keno machines usually return about 92%. A fast player's expected loss on quarter machines can easily run $20 per hour. You are far better off playing regular keno in a keno lounge for $1 per game.