• The History of Keno

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    Keno was introduced in 200 before Christ by the Chinese army leader, Cheung Leung who used this game as a way to finance his declining forces. The metropolis of Cheung was waging a battle, and after a bit of time appeared to be looking at a country wide shortage of food with the dramatic decrease in supplies. Cheung Leung had to create a rapid response for the economic disaster and to produce revenue for his army. He thusly developed the game we now know as keno and it was a wonderful success.

    Keno once was known as the White Pigeon Game, due to the fact that the winning numbers were broadcast by pigeons from bigger municipalities to the smaller villages. The lotto ‘Keno’ was imported to America in the 19th century by Chinese expatriates who migrated to the US to jobs. In those times, Keno was played with 120 numbers.

    Today, Keno is typically enjoyed with 80 numbers in a majority of American land based casinos along with internet casinos. Keno is mainly enjoyed today as a result of the laid back nature of betting the game and the basic reality that there are little expertise needed to enjoy Keno. Regardless of the reality that the chances of succeeding are terrible, there is constantly the chance that you could hit quite big with very little gaming investment.

    Keno is played with eighty numbers with 20 numbers selected each round. Players of Keno can pick from two to 10 numbers and wager on them, whatever amount they want to. The payout of Keno is according to the bets 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 letters were changed with more familiar, US numbers. Lotteries were not covered under the legalization of gaming in the state of Nevada 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 place. When a law passed that levied a tax on off track gambling, casinos quickly adjusted the name to ‘Keno’.

     September 22nd, 2015  Humberto   No comments

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