May 3, 2009 - Sure, the casino
game of keno is not the most odds-friendly game out there.
But that's kind of the point. And no, I don't mean it's some
conspiracy by the casino to rip players off - although you
could argue that's what all gambling is at its root core.
So, yes, a lot of people go home with less money than they
started. But lots of people go home with more. Just not as
much as the others. And if keno had better odds, well then,
it wouldn't dish out the huge jackpots it is capable of.
So, where am I going with all this?
Well, I recently came across an
article in the....in the.....oh crap
- where was that again?...wait for
it...wait for it....wait for
it...OK, it's not coming. It was an
article I read somewhere
online - there, you happy?
Anyways, it was about a little
town in Massachusetts that is going
to take on the State Lottery
Yes indeed, I love stories like
this. It's almost as good as that
small but growing congregation that
refuses to vacate a Catholic church
closed by the Diocese (also in
Massachusetts). Little 'ol Cohasset,
Massachusetts is the town where the
Lottery Commission has granted a
Keno license to a local restaurant
called DeNero's. No, it's not
Robert's - or should I say "Bobby's"
restaurant. I don't think they even
spell their name the same.
Anyways, the locals who live
in the vicinity of DeNero's,
including several homes that
actually overlook the restaurant,
say that DeNero's is already handles
more than enough business and
traffic - and that offering Keno
will only cause to bring in more
traffic, parking problems and noise.
Although nobody directly (at least
on record) said anything about the
evils of gambling, one resident said
they thought bring keno to DeNero's
wouldn't "enhance the public
interest of the neighborhood", while
another said they "care about the
neighborhood and the people
Let me tell you, Keno is sure to
bring out the shady characters and
gangsters. They just can't wait to
leave their illegal poker table in
some basement bar to win it big
playing keno. The reality is that
keno is just going to bring out more
elderly people. So, I guess that
does exacerbate the whole traffic
problem even more. More slow
drivers. Hmm. Hey, don't get me
wrong - I'm a slow driver. I
think we should all be slow drivers.
And I love old people - really I do.
That said, you got to love Keno.
It's a fun and social game - and
there's absolutely no skill involved
- okay, maybe a little. So long as
DeNero's doesn't start breeding any
addicts, things should be alright.
And from the looks of it, the State
Lottery Commission is probably going
to win this one. This won't be the
first place in Massachusetts to be
granted a keno license.
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