• Keno’s History

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    Keno was first played in two hundred before Christ by the Chinese army commander, Cheung Leung who utilized this game as a monetary resource for his declining army. The metropolis of Cheung was waging a war, and after a bit of war time seemed to be looking at a national shortage of food with the dramatic drop in supplies. Cheung Leung had to develop a fast fix for the economic calamity and to produce income for his military. He thusly developed the game we now know as keno and it was a great success.

    Keno was well-known as the White Pigeon Game, since the winning numbers were broadcast by pigeons from bigger locations to the tinier villages. The lotto ‘Keno’ was brought to the United States in the 1800s by Chinese expatriates who headed to the States for jobs. In those times, Keno used one hundred and twenty numbers.

    Today, Keno is most often enjoyed with eighty numbers in just about all of the US land based casinos as well as net casinos. Keno is mainly loved today as a result of the laid back nature of playing the game and the simple fact that there are no expertise required to enjoy Keno. Despite the reality that the odds of winning are horrible, there is always the chance that you might hit quite large with very little gambling investment.

    Keno is played with 80 numbers with twenty numbers picked each game. Gamblers of Keno can select from 2 to 10 numbers and wager on them, as much or as little as they are able to. The pay out of Keno is according to the wagers made and the matching of numbers.

    Keno has grown in popularity in the US since the close of the 1800’s when the Chinese characters were changed with more familiar, American numbers. Lotteries were not covered under the legalization of gaming in Nevada State in 1931. The casinos renamed the ‘Chinese lottery’ to ‘horse race keno’ employing the notion that the numbers are horses and you are wanting your horses to come in. When a law passed that taxed off track wagering, casinos swiftly adjusted the name to ‘Keno’.

     September 22nd, 2015  Humberto   No comments

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