• Keno’s History

    Keno was created in 200 BC by the Chinese army leader, Cheung Leung who utilized keno as a way to finance his failing forces. The city of Cheung was waging a war, and after some time appeared to be facing national famine with the excessive decrease in supplies. Cheung Leung had to create a fast response for the financial disaster and to produce money for his military. He thusly invented the game we know today as keno and it was a great success.

    Keno used to be well-known as the White Pigeon Game, due to the fact that the winning numbers were delivered by pigeons from bigger cities to the lesser villages. The lotto ‘Keno’ was imported to the USA in the 1800s by Chinese newcomers who headed to the States for work. In those times, Keno used one hundred and twenty numbers.

    Today, Keno is generally enjoyed with eighty numbers in almost all of the US based casinos along with net casinos. Keno is commonly liked today as a result of the relaxed nature of gambling the game and the simple fact that there are little expertise needed to enjoy Keno. Despite the fact that the chances of getting a win are horrible, there is always the chance that you might win quite large with a tiny gaming investment.

    Keno is played with eighty numbers and 20 numbers are picked each game. Enthusiasts of Keno can pick from 2 to ten numbers and wager on them, as much or as little as they want to. The payout of Keno is dependent on the wagers made and the roll out of matching numbers.

    Keno grew in universal appeal in the US near the close of the 19th century when the Chinese characters were changed with , American numbers. Lottos were not covered under the laws of gambling in Nevada State in 1931. The casinos renamed the ‘Chinese lotto’ to ‘horse race keno’ utilizing the notion that the numbers are horses and you want your horses to come in. When a law passed that taxed off track betting, casinos swiftly altered the name to ‘Keno’.

     November 8th, 2009  Humberto   No comments

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