Keno is like a form of bingo, it is thought that it originated with the ancient Chinese. The game has a modern twist to it now since you can play in a casino at a live call game, or you can play it like you do video poker, and then there is also playing keno online. Many websites that offer keno on line allow you to play with free money.

However you can play keno online for real money.

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Playing Keno Online

When playing Keno online, twenty balls will be drawn and the player’s aim is to predict what the numbers on these balls will be. There are eighty numbers to choose from on the board per round, and players can bet on a maximum of fifteen of them.

Here’s how players go about playing keno:

  1. Choose their chip size.
  2. Choose their keno-board numbers by left clicking and highlighting the numbers. Players can un-select numbers by left clicking again.
  3. Players can now choose between 1 to 15 numbers and can see what the payout will be for hitting a number of selected spots in the game on the board to the left of the keno table.
  4. Start the game by selecting Play.
  5. The numbers will be highlighted on the Keno board as they are drawn. When a selected number and a drawn number match, the selected number will change colour. Once all of the twenty numbers are drawn, players will be paid out according to the amount of number matches made.
  6. Players can now start another game. To use the same numbers again, players must select Play or Clear to start with new numbers.

Payout schedule

The players winning amounts are dependent on how many numbers were selected and how many of those were hit.

As stated before you can play Keno in a casino with other people or you can play keno online. Playing keno online is just the same as playing it in a casino. You choose your numbers, up to 10, and then wait for the draw.

If you are playing an automated game then the draw is whenever you hit the draw button. However there are sites that offer a more casino style game where there is a draw every five minutes or so depending on the site and their predetermined draw schedule.

Online Keno Australia

Playing keno online is easy to do; it all depends on do you want to play keno online for real money or just for fun? There are many sites available to play keno online that accept bets from Australia. Now, finding a site that is reputable and reliable is a little bit harder.

There are many people out there that will set up sites to look legit but are not instead they just take your card number and spend what they please.

We only feature Keno websites that we trust. We know they pay winners and we play fair. They're all independent audited for fairness.

Oz Lotto- The Game with $2 Million and a Huge Jackpot to Win

Oz Lotto

Keno is a fun game where your choicest numbers can make you a millionaire. One of such lottery games widely popular in Australia is the Oz Lotto. It was in 1994 that Oz Lotto was made a national lotto game.  Also it holds the record for the largest ever Australian lottery prize, with four winners each taking a share of AU$111,972,151 in November 2012. Oz Lotto was initially played as a 6/45 game with five prize divisions, but in October 2005 an extra number was added to the winning line and two new prize tiers were created. Wondering how to play Oz Lottery, let us learn some basics of the game and know how to play this favourite lottery.

The number of balls that are drawn in Oz Lotto

Oz Lotto

Oz Lotto numbers are drawn from a machine containing 45 balls, numbered from 1 to 45 inclusive. For a standard game, you choose 7 numbers from this range.

In total, 9 balls are drawn of which the first 7 are the winning numbers. The last 2 balls are the supplementary numbers. These supplementary balls are used to determine prizes in Divisions 2, 4 and 7. The chance of winning a Division One prize in Oz Lotto is 1 in 45,379,620

Three ways to play Oz Lottery

Oz Lotto

Standard Game

A standard game refers to each standard line of numbers you select for a lotto game. Each standard game you play offers you a chance of winning one prize.

Syndicate Game

An Oz Lotto syndicate (or group play) entry allows you to join an Oz Lotteries Syndicate which enables you to share System entries and prizes with other players. Syndicates allow you to cover more numbers by sharing the cost between the members of a group. Playing more games increases the chance of winning a prize. If the syndicate ticket wins a prize, the total winnings will be divided equally among all of the members of the syndicate.

System Game

A system allows you to play more numbers than for a standard entry providing you with an entry covering every combination of the numbers you have chosen. This type of entry allows players to increase their chances of winning a prize by playing a wider range of number combinations.

For example, to win Division 1 in Oz Lotto, you need all seven winning numbers. To increase your chances of winning, you could play a System 9 which means you get to choose nine numbers for that game rather than the usual seven which is equivalent to 36 standard games.

Just need to have an Oz Lotto coupon and select your numbers. Mark 8 – 20 numbers in each game panel (e.g mark 9 numbers for a System 9 Entry etc) Play 1 – 50 games on a QuickPick coupon or play 1 – 18 games on a marked coupon. Mark the “System/Pick” check box on your coupon or select this option when you buy Oz Lotto online.

How to play Oz Lotto

Oz Lotto

First you need to buy the lotto ticket. Each Game costs $2.20 (Approx. $1.57). You can have the lottery tickets either online here or at Tatts Lottery or even  can buy the ticket from the retailer at the store.

If you play online then you need to register yourself one time at the lottery site. Once your account is opened, you can buy the lotto ticket online with no worries as it safe and secure funding transaction. You can use your debit or credit card or an account with the payment processors, such as Moneybookers, PayPal or Neteller. Online tickets are stored in a secure system, meaning that they can never be stolen, damaged or lost. If you win a prize, you will be notified shortly after the draw.

Oz Lotto

Now you choose seven numbers from 1 to 45 and must match all seven numbers drawn on the night in order to win the Division 1 prize. Two more balls, referred to as Supplementary Numbers, are then chosen from the same pool and can boost your  winnings in certain prize tiers.

Draws for Oz Lotto take place on Tuesdays at 8.30pm AEST and the winning numbers are available to view soon after at the Oz Lotto Results page.

As said above in total, 9 balls are drawn of which the first 7 are the winning numbers. The last 2 balls are the supplementary numbers. These supplementary balls are used to determine prizes in Divisions 2, 4 and 7.

Play Oz Lotto with Quick Pick Entries

Quick Pick are for those who are in a hurry or playing lotto for the first time. In such type of entry  your numbers are generated at random for you. QuickPick Entries are available in the following sizes:

  • Mini QuickPick – 9 Games
  • Regular QuickPick – 12 Games
  • Supe QuickPick – 18 Games
  • Mega QuickPick – 24 Games
  • Jumbo QuickPick – 36 Games
  • Maxi QuickPick – 50 Games

When playing an Oz Lotto Standard, Oz Lotto System or Oz Lotto Pick Entry, if you have marked only a few game panels and want to play a bigger entry, all you have to do is ask for a Top Up.

The remaining game panels are QuickPicked for you as standard games up to 9, 12, 18, 24, 36 or 50 games. Just let your retailer know how many games you want to top up to or, if you are purchasing online, you can select the ‘QuickPick row’ or ‘QuickPick unfilled games’ options to Top Up a Standard, System or Pick Entry.

If you’re travelling or busy with some important task and don’t want to miss getting your Oz Lotto entry in, then you can try a Multi-week entry. It allows you to play the same numbers in your favourite Oz Lotto game for 2 to 10 weeks at a time.

If Oz Lotto Jackpot is your aim then go for super draw. Entries for specific draws are available up to 10 weeks prior to any lotto draw date so better buy early to avoid the rush.

Play Oz Lotto with your Smartphone or Mobile

Oz Lotto App

Playing Oz Lotto is quite easy whichever method you choose. You can also play Oz Lotto with your smartphone or mobile devices. If you have iPhone or iPad you can have this app at iTunes all free and play more than 15 top Australian lotto games including OZ Lotto. If you are playing with Android phone then you need to visit the lotto site and download the lottery app for your Android mobiles and play the game with ease.

Oz Lotto Prizes

Oz Lotto

Oz Lotto is Australian for BIG jackpots guaranteeing a minimum division one prize pool of$2 million every Tuesday and can jackpot to $50 million or more.

Following is the break down of prizes with guaranteed minimum Division 1 prize of AU$2 million, with a further six divisions available in which to win prizes

Division Numbers Required Odds (One Game)
1st Match 7 1 in 45,379,620
2nd 6 + 1 or 2 Supplementary Numbers 1 in 3,241,401
3rd Match 6 1 in 180,078
4th 5 + 1 or 2 Supplementary Numbers 1 in 29,602
5th Match 5 1 in 3,430
6th Match 4 1 in 154
7th 3 + 1 or 2 Supplementary Numbers 1 in 87
Approximate overall odds of winning a prize: 1 in 55

 

If no player can match all seven main numbers, the Division 1 prize or ‘jackpot’, will be rolled over to the next draw. Oz Lotto does not have a cap or limit to the number of times the top prize can roll over, allowing it to grow to eight-figure sums in just a few draws.

How can you win Oz Lotto

As explained above there are seven prize Divisions. To win a prize you need to get at least three of the winning numbers from 45 and one or both of the supplementary numbers in any one game.

Division What you need in one game to win
1 7 winning numbers
2 6 winning numbers + 1 or 2 supplementary numbers
3 6 winning numbers
4 5 winning numbers + 1 or 2 supplementary numbers
5 5 winning numbers
6 4 winning numbers
7 3 winning numbers + 1 or 2 supplementary numbers

How to claim the Oz Lotto Prize

Oz Lotto

After each draw Oz Lotteries will send you an email confirming whether or not you have won a prize. Prize values can range from a few dollars to a few million dollars so there are a number of ways to claim your prize.

  • If you have played online and you are a member of Tatts Lotto then have your membership card scanned in-store at a Tatts Outlet and the lottery terminal will let you know if you have any unclaimed prizes.
  • If you have unclaimed prizes registered to your Tatts Card and forget to claim a prize the lotto staff will automatically send you a prize cheque four weeks after the draw.
  • Prizes less than $1,500 and Lucky Lotteries free tickets may be claimed at any Tatts Outlet in Victoria and Tasmania provided that the entry was purchased in one of these jurisdictions. Tickets purchased in the Northern Territory with prizes less than $1,500 and Lucky Lotteries free tickets may be claimed at any Tatts Outlet in the Northern Territory.
  • All prizes over $1,500 can be claimed within six months of a draw by completing the Prize Claim Form and following the instructions.
  • Download and complete the Prize Claim Form and include this in an envelope together with the original winning lottery ticket/s and/or syndicate share, remembering to write your name and address on the back of the ticket/s and keep copies for your own records.
  • Secure the Prize Claim Form and your original winning lottery tickets in an envelope, affix a postage stamp and post to the address below.

ADMINISTRATION
Locked Bag 888
MELBOURNE VIC 3004

Your prize payment will be processed and paid within 10 working days of receipt of your Prize Claim Form by Tatts Administration. Cheque payments will be mailed direct to the claimant or, for Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), payment will be deposited directly into the nominated bank account.

You can also lodge your claim in person at the Tatts Victorian Office address listed below, however cash prizes cannot be paid at this address.

Tatts Victorian Office
Level 1, 411 Collins Street
MELBOURNE VIC 3000

If you lodge your claim in person at Tatts you will need:

  • To complete a Prize Claim Form
  • Present the original lottery ticket
  • Provide identification such as a Drivers Licence or Passport
  • For registered tickets, the Tatts Card to which the ticket is registered must be presented

Your prize payment will be processed and paid within 10 working days of receipt of your Prize Claim Form by Tatts Administration. Cheque payments will be mailed direct to the claimant or, for Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), payment will be deposited into the nominated bank account.

 

If you need any help or wish to know more details you can call Tatts Customer Service on 131 868 during business hours: 8am – 5pm: Monday to Saturday; 8am – 2pm: Sunday

Also you can contact or write to customer support at customersupport@tattersalls.com.au in case you need any assistance in claiming your prize.

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3 Controversial Rugby Players You Need to Know

Rugby is a sport that celebrates brute force, so it’s no surprise that some players have gone too far. The quick thinking & sheer strength needed to compete has made rugby one of the most adored sports on the planet. All the players need to be equally strong mentally as they are physically. Unfortunately, that’s where the problems usually start.

While the game is just as strategic as it is brutal, some prominent figures have made headlines for their outrageous behavior. In an environment with so much testosterone, there’s bound to be fights. Expecting every rugby player to act like a saint is about as naive as thinking our lockout laws reduce crime. This majestic sport has been plagued with some of the most ridiculous characters. However, one man’s controversy is a great learning tool for fans. For this reason we have compiled a list of some of the most outlandish rugby players of all time. Enjoy this wild list of masculinity gone wrong!

3 Ridiculously Controversial Rugby Players

Controversial 1

Having a rough start doesn’t mean you can’t change.

Player #1: Danny Cipriani – This rebellious player proves that reforms are always possible. At the beginning of his career, Danny was intent on raising hell. He was fined by the Melbourne Rebels for stealing a bottle of vodka from behind the bar. Not willing to give up the party life, he was later dropped from the team for continuing to defy orders about staying out late. But this party animal ended up changing his life, or at least partying on his off time.

Controversial 2

Manu is just as feared on the streets as he is on the field.

Player #2: Manu Tallagi – When it comes to you against the world, no one embodies this phrase more than Manu. His fiery spirit has landed him in problems both on & off the field. In 2011, the Leicester Tigers player punched Northampton’s Chris Aston multiple times in the face. He ended up getting suspended for 10 weeks, but managed to get his ban halved with a valiant appeal. Apparently Ashton had provoked him by pushing him. After this victory, Manu was ready to take on the world. This aggressive attitude landed him in legal problems when he was convicted for assaulting two female police officers. This reckless move got him removed from the 2015 rugby world cup. Lord knows what will happen next with this outrageously short fused player. All we know is that you don’t want to get in his way.

Controversial 3

This player proved to be too rebellious for the Rebels.

Player #3: Kurtley Beale – This player personifies the outlaw spirit of his team’s name, the Rebel. His bold approach to rugby is mirrored in his behavior outside the field. He was accused of punching the team captain Gareth Delve on the team bus. After seeking help multiple times for alcohol addiction, we can only wonder if the drinks are really to blame. Kurtley later dove headfirst into a sea of controversy when he went toe to toe with team official Di Patson. After a heated exchange of words on a plane trip, Patson resigned & Kurtley was fined AU$45,000. He didn’t stop there, he continued to send out offensive test messages & pictures slandering Di Patson.

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3 of the Most Epic Cricket Upsets

Cricket is a game that has captivated the world’s attention with its glorious upsets. Even though it’s normally easy to predict which teams will go far, it’s never guaranteed. World champions have been defeated by some of the most unpromising opponents. This added element of surprise is what makes cricket one of our favorite sports.

In many ways the epic irregularities in sports are a direct reflection of the harsh realities of life. If you don’t know how to adapt to new situations & roll with the punches, you are in for a tough time. Learning how to stay versatile in the face of adversity is one of the core values that will make you strong. Many times outrageous losses are more important than easy victories for building character. For this reason we have compiled a list of some of the most incredible upsets in the history of cricket. Get ready to relive some of the unforgettable moments that this spectacular sport blessed us with!

3 Outrageous Cricket Upsets

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This upset was outrageous!

Upset #1: Bangladesh vs Australia – This 2005 match will forever live in infamy. When Bangladesh ventured on the field against Australia, everyone thought their fate was sealed. After losing 98 of 107 one dayers, Bangladesh was easily the team with the worst ODI record. On the other hand, Australia was a seasoned champion who was supposed to send Bangladesh packing. However, a remarkable century from Mohammad Ashraful pulled the rug out from under Aussie players. They then followed up this sensational play with a perfect run-chase. In the end they beat Australia by 5 wickets. You will be hard pressed to find a match with more bewildered spectators.

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You can never predict who will win!

Upset #2: Kenya vs West Indies – When Kenya confronted West Indies in the 1996 World Cup, everyone expected to see a disaster. Even though the match didn’t disappoint, it delivered completely different results than expected. Kenya unleashed furious plays that left them victorious by 73 runs. Rajab Ali lead the charge with a shocking opening spell that set the stage for a crucial wicket by Brian Lara. Later their team captain Maurice Odumbe absolutely choked the middle order with an epic offspin. This relentless onslaught only allowed two West Indian batsmen to reach double features. This was easily the most shocking game of the year.

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The surprises never end!

Upset #3: Zimbabwe vs Australia – Even though the Aussie team was the pride & joy of the nation, they weren’t immune to failure. In 1983 Australia was viciously defeated in the World Cup opener at Trent Bridge. Lead by the notorious British coach Duncan Fletcher, the Zimbabwe team unleashed hell on our comrades. They spanked 69 in quick time & defended a fighting total. Later Australia got too comfortable with 61 no loss in replies, but Zimbabwe had a few tricks up its sleeve. They returned & snapped up four essential Aussie top order wickets. This sealed the deal on their victory, shocking viewers & nearly causing a riot. What made this upset even more incredible was the fact that this match was Zimbabwe’s first ever ODI game.

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The Four Major Similarities and Differences in Keno and Pokies Game

The Four Major Similarities and Differences in Keno and Pokies Game

You do love to play Keno as well as Pokies games at the casinos. These two games are different from each other but they do share some of the similarities also. Here are the four major similarities as well as differences in Keno and Pokies game.

The similarities between Keno and Pokies Game

  1. Easy to Play

Both Keno and Pokies games are easy to play. You do not require any skill or any strategy to play these games. Both the games are based on your luck and are therefore a game of chance where either you win or you lose.

  1. Good Starting Points

Keno and Pokies both offer good starting points as said above they both do not need any  technique to play the game. Both the games cannot let you increase your chance of winning by any special skill or methodology to play.

  1. Visually Engaging

When you play Keno or Pokies at any online casino or land based casinos the machines are visually engaging. That means the graphic qualities and the animation with sound affects developed by the software gaming companies like Microgaming and NetEnt are superb and often attract the players.

  1. The Higher you Bet more chance you get to Win

Whatever game you choose be it Keno or Pokies to play at the casino you winning depends on which your betting or wagering. The amount of money you can win from a single game depends on the game you play.

If you are playing Pokies then the amount you can win is based on how big your wager is  and how many active paylines are in play.

Same way the amount you can win in keno depends entirely on the game you’ve chosen as well as the wager you have placed. Betting on more numbers in keno means the chances of hitting one of those numbers is increased compared to only betting on a couple of numbers, while choosing to bet on only a couple of numbers means you stand to win a higher amount if you do have a hit.

The differences between Keno and Pokies Game

  1. Variety in Themes

When you play video pokies game at the casinos that compare it with Keno game you will find that Keno does not have much variety of themes. Whereas Pokies games come in variety of themes to enjoy with bonus features, bonus games and more of graphics at display. Keno has limited use of graphics with few themes often being a plain numbered board to play the game.

  1. Differences in Jackpots

When you play pokies games you must have seen that these games come with huge jackpots, like progressive jackpots Mega Moolah starting with a base jackpot of $1 million and increasing all the way into the tens of millions, while some basic pokies only have jackpots of a few hundred dollars.

Pokies games played at  online casinos have bigger jackpots than online keno, whereas land based keno has produced many multi-million dollar winners.

  1. Wagering requirements

The betting requirements for keno and pokies depends on the individual game you’ve chosen to play. Pokies can be played online for wagers starting from one cent per spin, while few  games will allow a maximum bet of up to $300 per spin.

Whereas wagering in online keno is limited to a minimum bet of $1 and a maximum of $10. This difference in Wagering requirement therefore attract players to pokies with even small bankrolls to make their money stretch further but only if playing the minimum bet on a low wager game.

  1. Variety in Games

Pokies and Keno have difference in game variety. The huge selection of great pokies can be found at all leading online casinos, while keno isn’t always an option. Casinos that do offer keno are usually limited to a couple of keno variants per site, while some casinos have over 900 pokies from reputable software providers. Also pokies games are more to be found to play  with mobile various mobile devices be it Apple, Android, Windows or Balckberry

Though you have come to know of the similarities or differences in the two casino games, it is but the fact that both are fun to play and enjoy as well as offer good wins. The choice to play the games be it Keno or Pokies is yours.

 

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3 Bistros That Steal the Show in Paris

If you love exquisite cuisine, the bistros in Paris can’t be beaten. The city revolves around delightful food, so there are is an abundance of epic bistros. Fortunately, you don’t have to break the bank to enjoy something exotic. There are a number of top notch restaurants that will tantalize your taste buds.

While traveling to the culinary capital of the world it’s always good to have a game plan. When confronted with the tsunami of gourmet options it’s easy to be overwhelmed. In Paris there are hundreds of bistros to choose from. Many are amazing, while others will murder your wallet & leave you in a state of frustration. To get the most for your money, you are going to need some friendly advice. That’s why we have diligently scoured consumer reviews to provide a list of the best bistros in Paris. Prepare to see nothing but the best so the next time you are in Paris you eat like a king!

3 of the Best Bistros in Paris

Bistro 1

This bistro boasts a legendary spread of unforgettable cuisine.

Bistro #1: Le Baratin – There’s nothing better than discovering a hidden spot that lives up to the local hype. When it comes to quality food at a decent price, Le Baratin reigns supreme. The cuisine at this restaurant is so exceptional that it has won over cooking legend Inaki Aizpitarte. The menu offers roast lamb, Saint-Pierre fish, an enticing cheese board, plenty of wine & countless French classics. This cozy restaurant is tucked away in the city’s 20th arrondissement. Don’t forget to give it a try the next time you are craving an unforgettable dining experience!

Bistro 2

This bistro has a welcoming feel that’s backed up by an epic menu.

Bistro #2: Le Pantruche – This wild culinary oasis is the work of none other than Chef Franck Baranger. Franck spent years in the trenches working in the best kitchens in Paris before he decided to start his own. He prides himself on giving exotic twists to classic French dishes. This creative style of cooking provides a symphony of flavors, & many experts describe Chef Baranger as a culinary rockstar. One of his most notorious dishes is the free-range pork chop that’s served on buttery bed of potato puree. Another legendary plate is the tender cod that’s artfully seasoned with tandoori spices & served with black truffle risotto. If you are looking for a restaurant that defies tradition, look no further than this brilliant bistro!

Bistro 3

This bustling bistro celebrates traditional French dishes.

Bistro #3: Allard – In the never ending sea of 5 star restaurants, it’s refreshing to see something authentic. Founded in 1932, this bistro outdates many of fancy restaurants that are vying for international attention. Instead of trying to impress hipsters this restaurant sticks to its roots. They offer a cornucopia of French dishes that many restaurants neglect. Their traditional dishes include snails, duck with olives & frog legs. While these may seem wild to foreigners, they are essential parts of French cuisine. Their fierce dedication to preserving French culture has made them one of the most sought after gourmet wonderlands in Paris. They don’t need a Michelin star to prove that they are one of the best restaurants around!

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6 Best Australian Pub Keno Games

5 pub Keno games

Aussies favourite game is Keno right. It is an easy game to play with only a little luck to push forward for great wins.  Many players love to play online Keno games at the casinos even with real money play or live dealer Keno games but they miss the social aspect which Aussies yearn for. Sitting at the local pub with some favourite drinks with your friends playing keno can be more exciting. It can also be a change for a while when you get bored playing online at the casinos.

Many Australian pubs offer Keno games and have been famous among players. Also well known Keno professionals and millionaire wins have been formed playing at the pubs. So if you are thinking of some pub keno games, here are the 5 Best Australian Pub Keno games that you can enjoy

There are many live keno games to choose from and each pub as its own game to offer. If you want to know how each game is played that can be easily found at the tickets of the Keno game that you buy. Before playing know the rules of the game and other details for a fair and easy play.

1. SA Lotteries Keno

SA Lotteries

South Australian Keno is a lottery game from Tatts Lottery. With new games drawn every 3.5 minutes, you never have to wait long for your next chance at a keno win, just make sure you have your numbers picked no later than 40 seconds before the draw commences.

Choose from one to 10 numbers, with a perfect 10 for 10 bringing in a $1 million jackpot. To add another exciting element to an already awesome keno game, there is also a side bet option, the Keno Coin Toss. Here, you can wager on either heads where majority of the 20 drawn numbers will be between 1 and 40, or tails where a majority of the 20 drawn numbers will be between 41 and 80 or evens where the drawn numbers will be evenly dispersed over all 80 numbers. SA Lotteries Keno can be played at any lottery outlet across the state, as well as in the ACT under the name ACTTAB Keno.

2. NT Keno

NT Keno

NT Keno or Northern Territory Keno can be found at a range of gaming venues across the Northern Territory, with outlets at over 60 pubs, RSLs, hotels and sports clubs. It is owned and operated by SkyCity Darwin, with a new draw happening every three minutes. NT Keno can be played for as little as $1 per ticket and players have the choice of selecting their own numbers or using the Quick Pick option.

There are a range of winning options within this Northern Territory Keno game, including progressive jackpots constantly rising, a 10-Spot Jackpot that pays over a million dollars for matching 10 numbers, SuperPlay tickets that provide multiple ways to win, and a side bet called Heads or Tails which works in the same way as SA Lotteries Keno Coin Toss

3. Tabcorp Keno

Tab corp Keno

Tabcorp Keno is another popular Keno game that can be found at pubs across Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. This pub keno game ticks all the right boxes. Games can be entered for as little as $1, with new games starting every three minutes.

There are a range of variations offered through Tabcorp’s keno game. You can choose to play Classic, Kwikpik, Jackpots, Heads or Tails or Bonus, each which comes with its own rules and pay scale. These game variations give you the chance to play for bigger jackpots and multiply your winnings, while adding an extra element of excitement.

4. Pub Keno

Pub Keno

You can play Pub keno that can be played virtually online. You can play Australian pub keno at Royal Vegas Casino, G’Day Casino or Casino Mate that also offers real money play in AUD currency.

5. Jupiters Keno

Jupiters Keno

Jupiters Keno is owned and operated by Gold Coast’s famous Jupiters Casino, and this game can be found in pubs, lotto outlets and casinos across Queensland and New South Wales. Jupiters Keno if essentially the same as NT Keno, with the main difference being when playing Jupiters Keno, you can take out a jackpot for hitting seven out of seven as opposed to the NT Keno 10 out of 10.

6. Tasmania Keno

Tasmania Keno

Tasmania Keno also known as Tas Keno, can be found with many Keno variations at pubs, clubs, hotels and country clubs across Tasmania. Games run every three minutes, seven days a week, with tickets for as little as $1.00. Keno in Tasmania has three jackpots on offer; 7 Spot, 8 Spot and 9 Spot. In the year 2010 the highest Tas Keno winner was a woman who struck it lucky with a $977,1549 Spot jackpot.

Playing Keno at Pubs is therefore a great way to socialise, make friends, enjoy drinks and also have some great wins.

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Aussie Wine is Fueling China’s Market Bonanza

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Aussie wine is riding the wave of global exportation growth.

The Chinese wine market is growing at record rates, & Australian wine is fueling this bonanza. The recent decline of the US wine market has made the booming Chinese market the perfect outlet for Australian wine. In the last year China has overtaken the US with a shocking 66% increase, making it the most lucrative wine market in the world. This was music to ears of Aussie wine producers, who experienced record growth. Faced with a growing demand in China & North America, the future looks bright for Australian wine.

Aussie Wine is Stealing the Show Worldwide

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Aussie wine experienced record growth in 2015.

Australian wine is reaching new heights thanks to China’s voracious appetite for quality wine. From July 2015 to June 2016 the value of Aussie wine exports skyrocketed by 11%. Bottled exports also hit higher price points, growing by 15%. All this culminated in bottle exports hitting $1.7 billion while the average value of bottled exports grew 9%. This puts the average bottle price at $5.35 a litre, the highest since October 2003. Aussie premium wine continued to gain traction in the US with a 16% increase in sales.

These record numbers were made possible by the booming global wine market. In the last year alone the international wine exports has grown by 11%, reaching a staggering $2.1 billion. Around the world every export region except Europe experienced record growth. Northeast Asia led the world with a 34% jump that translated into $618 million total value. North America followed suit with an 8% increase that landed them at a $646 million total. Southeast Asia also reported a 5% increase, which kept them at the $142 million mark. Europe was the only region to slowdown its exportation. They reported a 1% decrease that valued them at $574 million. This overwhelming growth across the world is doing wonders for Australian exporters.

“The Chinese market is still very strong, and when you combine this with the Hong Kong market it is worth over $500 million. The growth is coming from across China at lots of different price points, including very strong growth for sales above $10.” Said Wine Australia general manager of marketing, Stuart Barclay.

Hands down the country that’s demanding the most wine is China. In the last year they have surpassed the United State’s unquenchable thirst for quality wines. Their wine market experienced a 66% turnover rise in the last year alone. This put them ahead of the US, which despite current growth is still little more than remnants of a glorious past. The US wine market used to be unstoppable when it was worth over $1 billion a decade ago. However, the infamous 2008 recession shattered this vibrant market & it’s still struggling to return to its glory days. In contrast, China has been booming. Every year they are reaching new records, leaving many to wonder how long this streak will last.

The world’s growing thirst for wine is setting the stage for Australian wine exporters. With growth across the board this is the perfect time for Aussie wine to make its debut. Now that its been internationally accepted as a premium producer of wine, Australia is ready to steal the show. The stakes are high & the time is right, so expect to see Aussie wine on the top shelves around the world.

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Keno in a progressive future

Progressive Keno

Slowly and steadily progressive Keno games are becoming popular at the online casinos. It is common to see progressive jackpot keno games in land casino Though Keno is a game of luck, the progressive keno games technically increase your odds of a win. As progressive jackpots grow in keno, it means the house edge is lowered, sometimes dramatically. So while  playing a progressive online keno game, check out the jackpot. Because as it grows the house edge diminishes, giving you a greater chance to be successful in keno. Here let us find what progressive is all about and how it works.

What does it mean by Progressive Jackpot?

It is better to understand first what really is progressive jackpot and how does it work before we play progressive Keno. A progressive jackpot is a jackpot for a gaming machine like a video poker machine where the value of the jackpot increases a small amount each game  until the player wins the jackpot.

The amount of the jackpot is shown on a meter as a money value. Usually the jackpot can only be won by winning the combination with the highest payoff, e.g. a royal flush at a video poker game, or five of the most valuable symbols like lemons, cherries, alligators, etc.on a pokies machine or numbers Spots in Keno game. Once a player wins the jackpot, the jackpot resets to a preset minimum level.

The amount on the jackpot progresses a small amount for every play on a connected machine. The amount that the jackpot advances by is set by the casino or the house. For example, on a machine whose house edge is 5%, a generous jackpot contribution might be 1%-one fifth of the expected profit.

The house is prepared to contribute some of the profit of a jackpot linked machine because players are attracted by the:

  • Relative novelty of progressive jackpots (generally, only a small fraction of the house’s gaming machines will be connected to a progressive jackpot)
  • Constantly changing meter, often displayed on large LED or LCD displays or on laptop screens when you play online
  • Large amount of the jackpot, which eventually motivates more players to play the game.

Usually only players who wager the maximum number of credits per play qualify to win the jackpot. All wagers, whether or not they are maximum credit bets, contribute to the jackpot though. As a result, a game which requires a 10 credit wager to qualify for the progressive jackpot will tend to have the progressive jackpot rise to higher levels (relative to its break-even level) than a game that requires only a 5 credit wager to qualify.

Does progressive jackpot is liked by players?

Progressive jackpot games have long been always been favourites among players. They keep the players sit for hours for play on the possibility of some big wins as jackpot keeps on increasing by time.  As progressive jackpot (online pokies in particular) have created many instant millionaires over the past few years these progressive games start off with a minimum win that’s quite lucrative and then expand to epic proportions the more the game is played to offer some of the best chances to win big in a game of luck.  Coming to the Keno scenario the progressive online keno is slowly on the rise and the future looks promising.

What is Bonus Keno?

Bonus Keno is a progressive jackpot game developed by the online gaming developer Net Entertainment or called NetEnt. Bonus Keno can be played at the highly reputable casinos like the  Guts Casino for free play in practice mode or real money with Australian currencies.

The jackpot rises every time someone plays this game, continuing to rise until the jackpot is taken. The jackpot is activated when a number is drawn which reveals the jackpot (J) symbol, of which there are 10 available. When landing on a jackpot symbol, the amount you win will depend on how much you bet. The maximum bet of $5 needs to be made in order to be eligible for the full 100% jackpot.

Are there any offline keno progressives to play?

Yes there are offline Keno progressives to play and these can be found in most states across Australia at land based casinos or betting venues like pubs and TAB’s. Some real life keno progressives are extremely tempting, like the ACTTAB keno which comes with a progressive jackpot starting at $1 million for landing 10 winning keno numbers.

Keno in progressive future

With the rising popularity of online in recent years many online players prefer keno to play as other casino games like pokies or table games.

The casinos taking the popularity of Keno into consideration are continuing to add more keno games, including live dealer keno. So are the gaming developers producing and introducing more Keno titles. You can expect many more progressive keno titles available in the near future at online casinos to play.

Also playing online keno gives the advantage of better odds than you’ll find in a land based keno game, similar to a good pokies machine with returns often over 90%. With more play control on Keno you can choose to play one number at a time for minimum bets as low as a few cents, to more and more of numbers at once for high roller wagers. While offline keno games are played every few minutes, playing online is even quicker, with players given the option of controlling the speed of the draw.

Not only in online casinos but even in betting outlets, pubs and news agencies around Australia, Keno has great hold over the players.

With coming of the mobile Keno apps even the players can enjoy the convenience of playing keno whenever and wherever they like, controlling the speed of the game and having power over the style of game play.  In only few years to come you will see the change of Keno as a game with more progressives to win.

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Queensland Lockout Laws Increase Violence

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Against all reason, Queensland has destroyed businesses with new lockout laws.

Ignoring the overwhelmingly negative impact of Sydney’s draconian lockout laws, Queensland decided to introduce their own. Last Friday they implemented new restrictions, & the effects have been devastating for small businesses. Unsurprisingly, the first weekend of Queensland’s lockout laws brought an outrageous loss of revenue & increased violence. It’s absolutely incredible that a model that has proven to be a complete failure is continuing to be adopted. The increase in alcohol fueled violence happened in the middle of increased police presence. Next weekend patrols will go back down to normal, leaving responsible citizens at the mercy of outraged party goers.

Queensland Ignores Logic & Introduces Lockout Laws

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Queensland’s lockout laws have been catastrophic for businesses & public safety.

“We’ve modelled that 6,000 jobs are going to disappear once the full implementation of the lockouts come in, that’s about a $150,000 hit to the economy.” Said Nick Braban.

Last week Queensland introduced controversial lockout laws, & the results have been devastating for business. In Brisbane, pubs & clubs reported a 20% drop in business. This troubling trend will lead to thousands of people losing their jobs or having their hours cut. The driving force behind this decline are the ridiculous rules these business now have to follow. In Queensland’s nightclub districts they can’t serve drinks after 3 am, & business outside these precincts can only serve until 2 am. They also can’t serve high alcohol drinks after midnight, so shots & drinks with more than 45 millilitres of spirits are off the table. This is just the beginning of the stupidity, an even more outrageous 1 am lockout law is set to take effect next February.

To add insult to injury, alcohol related incidents increased in nightclub precincts after the laws were introduced. But NightWatch Patrols, a response group run by chaplains, reported that they responded to more violent incidents than the week before. Their senior team leader Chris Owens predicted that the number of fights will increase once the police decrease their presence down to routine patrols.

“On Friday we were up by only two jobs and on Saturday we were up five or six incidents,” Mr Owens said. “There were boosted police numbers as well, so the amount of incidents may change once the police aren’t out in force.”

Another repetitive theme is that casinos are exempt from the lockout laws. In Sydney the Star Casino has been able to operate with impunity, despite being in the epicenter of the Australia’s most oppressive lockout laws. The same is true in Queensland, the state’s four casinos will be exempt since allegedly they have better security. Even though experts argue that nightclubs have just as many cameras & security guards, it’s falling on deaf ears.

Australia’s politicians appear to be hell bent on stopping crime, even if the measures they use create more crime. It’s becoming more apparent that history is repeating itself. Sydney is currently in the process of undoing the destruction of these outrageous laws, but unfortunately the message isn’t reaching other states. Instead of admitting that lockout laws increase crime & destroy businesses, it’s easier to keep repeating the same mistakes. Law abiding businesses will be shutdown while casinos will flourish, all in the name of stopping crime. Hopefully one day politicians will put the well being of the people ahead of their own corporate interests. But if things continue in this pattern, it’s highly unlikely that reason will trump lobbying.

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Is it fun to play real money Keno

Real Money Keno

Wanna play some real money Keno. That is quite exciting. Keno is one of the oldest and basic of all casino games that you can find online or offline. A fast paced game with big jackpots and easy to play it is most popular among players.

Keno can be played at virtually any online casino. But there is a thing to note. When you choose to play online keno for real money you will find there are no standardized pay tables for keno; each casino sets their own unique payouts, some of which are significantly better than others.

Most online casinos will have a separate section for keno; alternately, it may be part of an “other games” section, as it doesn’t fit naturally into one of the larger gaming categories, like table games or pokies.

As you know basically Keno is a lottery game played with 80 balls, numbered 1 through 80. On each drawing, 20 of the balls will be drawn, and it is the player’s goal to match as many of those numbers as possible. Typically, players can choose to play anywhere from 1 to 15 numbers, or “spots.”

You can choose spots before each drawing. In a live keno game, drawings will typically take place every five to ten minutes; in video keno or real money keno, you can choose to have drawings as frequently as you like. Often, you can buy tickets at the retailer or when playing online, choose numbers that will be used for the next several drawings, saving you the time of choosing the same numbers before each individual drawing.

The amount of spots the you will need to hit in order to win a prize will depend on the individual casino, as well as the number of spots chosen. When you choose a larger number of spots, there may even be prizes for correctly picking zero balls or other small numbers. The largest prize is always given for correctly matching all spots you have picked.

So you see that the prizes and payouts for keno games can vary wildly. However, here is a sample payout chart for a game played with 10 spots. The prizes are stated on a “for one” basis; the original wager you make to purchase a ticket is considered lost. On a $1 bet, a keno game played with 10 spots may pay out the following:

  • 5 Spots Matched: $2
  • 6 Spots: $25
  • 7 Spots: $150
  • 8 Spots: $1,200
  • 9 Spots: $10,000
  • 10 Spots: $100,000

What to look for when playing for real money Keno?

  • Play at reputed online casino with a good paytable.
  • Online casinos tend to offer much better returns to players on keno than live casinos can afford to. In a typical live keno game, the casino will typical return 65% to 80% to the player better than most state or national lotteries, but very poor compared to almost any other casino game.
  • Any real money online keno game offering player returns of under 90% is considered poor; many online casinos offer real money keno that returns well over 90%, and sometimes as high as 95% or better.
  • The house edge usually varies depending on the number of spots you wish to play; since these differences can often be significant, it’s worth knowing what number of spots will give you the best odds.
  • Also there is more game variety, more bonuses, promotions and rewards.
  • You can quickly and conveniently compare different online keno games and select the variant with the payout rate that suits you best.

In Live Casinos opt for Video keno machines usually offering returns in the 85%-95% range; if you enjoy keno and want to play on a casino then video poker is almost always a better bet.

You will experience the exciting live atmosphere and live action of the game

Play live dealer Keno online

Many online reputed casinos offer live dealer or live croupier casino games. You can watch the action unfold, and bet within the user-friendly interface and you can even interact with your croupier. Some of the online casinos like GDay Casino and many others have brilliant gaming style – live dealer keno powered by the interactive gaming software developing company, Ezugi. You can only play this title in AUD real money mode.

The following sites and locations all offer real money keno for Aussies, and it is completely legal and safe to enjoy these games with Australian currency.

  • Roxy Palace Casino
  • Thrills Casino
  • G’day Casino
  • Leo Vegas Casino
  • BGO Casino
  • Go Wild Casino
  • Casino-Mate
  • Guts Casino
  • Royal Vegas Casino
  • Emu Casino
  • 32 Red Casino

Powered by multiple different gaming developing companies such as Microgaming, Net Entertainment, White Hat Gaming and more, the above platforms are all licensed and accept Australian players. Keno games at these sites include Instant Keno Classic, Klub Keno, Krazy Keno, Traditional Keno, Microgaming’s Keno, live dealer keno and more.

Betting and general options within each game are diverse and numerous, and you can always change the amount you wish to punt, as well as auto-play, re-bet and other gameplay settings.

What should you look for at the online casino before playing real money Keno

Playing keno online at any reputed casino is completely safe and legal, and you can use Australian currency to fund your games. Australian residents are not subject to any rules or regulations, and can safely play Keno for real money online only look for a reputable and regulated site.

  • The online casino should be licensed, regulated and secure from fraudulent practices.
  • The sites must be audited on a regular basis by third party player testing agencies such as eCOGRA (eCommerce Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance) – accredited companies which ensure players are treated honestly and all games are fairly.
  • All real money transactions should have protection with a minimum of 128-bit sure socket layer digital encryption technology to safegaurd player deposits and withdrawals,you’re your personal financial details.

Playing Offline Keno

In Australia, there are a number of land-based venues running real money keno games which are hosted by larger gaming distributors such as Tattersall’s. You won’t really be able to find any places running free games. Offline keno games are run by two major organisations: SA Lotteries – who hosts games within South Australia and sell tickets at over 600 retail outlets, and Tattersall’s – who run daily keno games in Victoria and Tasmania. It is also common to find keno games held at local casinos, clubs and pubs – these types of venues will often have their own private keno titles for you to play with real money, however such games do not enjoy the same strong payouts as online games.

Now make a choice as where you wish to play Keno for some real money action and have the fun.

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