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Specialty Games Overview

Within the world of casino gaming, the online Specialty Games menu is akin to the island of misfit toys - home to games that aren’t technically slots or table games. But like Rudolph and his pals, specialty games like bingo, keno, and scratch cards sure can shine.

These are true gambles, the fabled games of chance that require nothing more than a wager and a wish to win. The old saying about your “number coming in” stems from these lottery-like games, and when it’s your lucky day, tiny bets can transform into tremendous jackpots.

You don’t need to study strategies or acquire certain skills to succeed at specialty games, making them the perfect entry point for new players. Slot enthusiasts looking to branch out into other sectors of Café Casino will also enjoy specialty games, which provide a perfect bridge from spinning the reels to seeking out specific strings of numbers or symbols.

If you’re looking to play specialty games at Café Casino, you’re in luck, as the site is home to 22 unique titles representing three game types - bingo, keno, and scratch cards. Open up the bingo menu to find the following 11 takes on the classic card-filling game beloved by grandparents everywhere:

  • 30-Ball Bingo
  • 80-Ball Bingo
  • Amazonia Bingo
  • American Bingo
  • Bingo Cataratas
  • Bingo Goal
  • Bingo Ribeirinhos
  • European Bingo
  • Go-Go Bingo
  • Pesca Bingo
  • Tribo Bingo

For the most part, these bingo variants hew closely the game’s original template, so you’ll be looking to fill in horizontal, vertical, or diagonal lines on a 5x5 numbered grid. A few of these bingo offerings mix things up, however, by infusing the game with themes and gameplay features. Pesca Bingo, for example, provides an opportunity to hook hefty payouts through a fishing-based bonus round. Players can also score up to 13 “free balls,” expanding the draw to give you additional chances at completing a line or card.

If you’re looking for an instant thrill, try the nine different scratch card games found on Café Casino:

  • Beach Bums
  • Cast for Cash
  • Cavalier Cash
  • Gunslinger’s Gold
  • Itchin’ 2 Win
  • Penguin Payday
  • Pirate’s Pillage
  • Sudoku Number Box Game
  • Tiki Treasure

If you’ve ever put a penny to work scratching off a lotto card at your local convenience store, you already know how to play specialty games like these. Just fire up the game, place your bet, and watch as the hidden symbols are revealed. When you match up three or more matching symbols on Penguin Payday, for example, the payouts range from 1x to 80x on your wager.

Another cool feature found on these games is the ability to actually “scratch” the cards for yourself. Lotto aficionados know that the game is all about suspense - sweat in gambler’s parlance - so stretching the reveal out for as long as possible is essential. And while competitors resort to a basic “REVEAL” button, Café Casino lets you scratch to your heart’s content with a clever eraser-like tool. Just click and hold your mouse cursor over the card to slowly reveal the symbols underneath each space. This feature builds in a certain level of anticipation, as you’ll know exactly what you need to uncover on the last few scratches in order to collect a big payday.

Finally, keno fans have a pair of games awaiting at the Keno Café:

Both of these titles offer traditional keno gameplay, which you can learn about in depth in the upcoming section.

 

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How to Win Keno

If you want to play keno at Café Casino, just look for Keno or Keno Draw on the Specialty Games menu. Both games stay true to the spirit of classic keno, which has been played for centuries now in the same standard format. Players must guess numbers (1-80) ahead of a randomized draw. You can pick anywhere from a single number all the way up to 15 numbers, or anything in between. Once you’ve selected your numbers, the draw will dispense 20 numbers at random, and your potential payouts are based on how many matches you make. You can also decide to run the same numbers through multiple draws by purchasing multiple cards.

When playing Keno Draw, you can play a single card, or opt for five, 10, 25, or 50 cards for the upcoming draw. Over on the standard Keno game, cards are limited to single, five, and 10. No matter how many cards you buy, the name of the game remains the same - match as many numbers as possible. But that prospect obviously depends on how many numbers you choose (1-15), so the payout scale varies wildly across the board. Choose six numbers on a $1 wager, nail all six, and you’ll collect a cool $2,000 reward. But nail only five and the payout falls to $111. And to simply win your wager back and break even, you’ll need to spike 3/6 on the draw. When you up the ante to 10 numbers, however, a perfect 10/10 card produces a massive jackpot payout of $100,000. Scoring six correct choices in this scenario only pays out $26 though, as you’ll have that many more chances to make it happen.

Obviously, keno is a pure game of chance, as players can’t control the outcome of the draw. Even so, sharp keno players can definitely get a leg up by paying close attention to the pay table. When playing keno, your level of risk determines the potential reward. In other words, choosing more numbers makes it more difficult to score a perfect card (landing every number chosen) - so you’ll earn more money for making more picks.

You can see how keno payouts stack up by reviewing the table below:
 

Keno Payouts by Numbers Chosen

Numbers Selected and Hit Odds of Hitting Payout for $1 Wager
10 out of 10 8,911,711 $100,000
9 out of 10 163,381 $10,000
8 out of 10 7,384 $1,200
7 out of 10 621 $180
6 out of 10 87 $26
8 out of 8 230,114 $30,000
7 out of 8 6,232 $1,700
6 out of 8 423 $135
7 out of 7 40,979 $8,000
6 out of 7 1,366 $450
6 out of 6 7,752 $2,000
5 out of 6 323 $111

 

Clearly, the goal for keno specialists is landing a perfect card with all chosen numbers coming up on the draw. The odds vary dramatically depending on how many numbers you choose. Shooting for that 10/10 jackpot is certainly a thrill, but landing it requires you to beat odds of more than 8.9 million to one. By lowering the bar a bit and choosing eight numbers instead, your odds of emerging with a perfect keno card fall all the way to 1 in 230,114. That’s still a longshot to be sure, but it’s 38 times as likely to occur. When the payout discrepancy between 10/10 and 8/8 cards stands at just over 3x ($100,000 to $30,000), choosing the more conservative route is clearly the best strategy.

Based on the figures above, it’s no secret that keno strategy is based on choosing six, seven, or eight numbers per card. By doing so, you’ll still be able to turn a dollar into four-figures or higher, all without having to beat astronomical odds against.

 

Bingo Variations

The bingo menu at Café Casino is eclectic to say the least, spanning the spectrum from standard gameplay to clever new offshoots that add entertaining features to the equation:

  • 30-Ball Bingo
  • 80-Ball Bingo
  • Amazonia Bingo
  • American Bingo
  • Bingo Cataratas
  • Bingo Goal
  • Bingo Ribeirinhos
  • European Bingo
  • Go-Go Bingo
  • Pesca Bingo
  • Tribo Bingo

If you’re a traditionalist, American Bingo is probably the game for you, with players looking to fill in lines on a 5x5 card. American Bingo puts balls numbered 1-75 in the hopper, and players can toggle between 35, 45, and 55 balls being called per game. The more numbers drawn, the lower the payouts will be, and vice versa. Café Casino’s version of American Bingo uses the old five-number lines, as well as juiced up payouts for covering more of the card. Shoot for a “frame” - or the square outline forming the top, bottom, and sides of your card - for a 5,000x return on your wager. And if you land a “coverall,” with all 25 spaces filled in, you’ll collect the jackpot payout of 10,000x on your money.

European Bingo is an offshoot that utilizes a 3x9 grid and 90 balls in the hopper. Players can still choose how many numbers (45, 55, or 65) will be drawn, but other than that, the gameplay adheres closely to its American cousin. The 30-Ball and 80-Ball variants use more compact 3x3 and 4x4 grids, respectively. You’ll select how many balls (20, 22, or 24) to pull on each draw, and how many cards to put in play (1-100), before watching the screen light up with numbers.

Finally, the themed bingo games like Amazonia Bingo and Go-Go Bingo simply build on the game’s basic structure. You’ll find cool features like bonus rounds and extra balls that take their lead from slot machine gameplay. But whichever form of bingo you choose to play at Café Casino, the games will always be fast-paced, efficient, and economical.