• The background of Keno

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    Keno was introduced in two hundred before Christ by the Chinese military commander, Cheung Leung who utilized keno as a financial resource for his declining army. The city of Cheung was at war, and after some time appeared to be facing country wide shortage of food with the excessive decrease in supplies. Cheung Leung needed to develop a fast response for the economic calamity and to create income for his military. He therefore developed the game we now know as keno and it was a wonderful success.

    Keno used to be referred to as the White Pigeon Game, due to the fact that the winning numbers were sent out by pigeons from larger locations to the tinier towns. The lotto ‘Keno’ was brought to America in the 1800s by Chinese migrants who migrated to the US to jobs. In those times, Keno was played with 120 numbers.

    Today, Keno is most often played with just 80 numbers in just about all of American brick and mortar casinos along with web casinos. Keno is mainly played today as a consequence of the laid back nature of betting the game and the basic reality that there are no expertise needed to enjoy Keno. Regardless of the reality that the chances of winning are terrible, there is constantly the possibility that you could hit quite big with little gaming investment.

    Keno is played with 80 numbers with 20 numbers picked each round. Gamblers of Keno can pick from two to ten numbers and wager on them, whatever amount they want to. The pay out of Keno is according to the bets made and the roll out of matching numbers.

    Keno has grown in popularity in the US since the end of the 19th century when the Chinese letters were replaced with , American numbers. Lottos were not covered under the legalization of gambling 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 come in. When a law passed that levied a tax on off track gambling, the casinos swiftly altered the name to ‘Keno’.

     October 5th, 2015  Humberto   No comments

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