• Keno’s History

    Keno was first played in 200 BC by the Chinese military leader, Cheung Leung who utilized this game as a way to finance his declining army. The metropolis of Cheung was waging a battle, and after some time seemed to be looking at a national famine with the dramatic drop in supplies. Cheung Leung had to come up with a quick response for the economic disaster and to acquire revenue for his military. He therefore created the game we know today as keno and it was a great success.

    Keno used to be well-known as the White Pigeon Game, because the winning numbers were broadcast by pigeons from bigger locations to the lesser towns. The lottery ‘Keno’ was brought to America in the 19th century by Chinese expatriates who headed to the US to jobs. In those times, Keno was played with one hundred and twenty numbers.

    Today, Keno is normally gambled on with eighty numbers in most of American based casinos along with online casinos. Keno is mainly played today because of the relaxed nature of wagering the game and the simple fact that there are no expertise needed to play Keno. Despite the fact that the chances of coming away with a win are appalling, there is constantly the possibility that you will hit quite large with little gaming investment.

    Keno is played with eighty numbers and twenty numbers are drawn each round. Enthusiasts of Keno can pick from 2 to 10 numbers and wager on them, whatever amount they want to. The pay out of Keno is dependent on the wagers made and the matching of numbers.

    Keno has grown in universal appeal in the US since the close of the 1800’s when the Chinese characters were replaced with more familiar, American numbers. Lotteries weren’t covered under the legalization of gambling in Nevada State in Nineteen Thirty One. The casinos adjusted the name of the ‘Chinese lotto’ to ‘horse race keno’ employing the concept that the numbers are horses and you are looking for your horses to place. When a law passed that taxed off track wagering, casinos quickly changed the name to ‘Keno’.

     August 28th, 2015  Humberto   No comments

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