• The background of Keno

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    Keno was created in two hundred before Christ by the Chinese military leader, Cheung Leung who utilized this game as a way to finance his declining army. The city of Cheung was at war, and after a bit of time seemed to be facing national shortage of food with the excessive decrease in supplies. Cheung Leung had to create a rapid fix for the economic disaster and to produce revenue for his army. He, as it follows developed the game we now know as keno and it was a fantastic success.

    Keno was referred to as the White Pigeon Game, seeing as the winning numbers were delivered by pigeons from larger municipalities to the smaller villages. The lotto ‘Keno’ was brought to America in the 19th century by Chinese newcomers who migrated to the United States for jobs. In those times, Keno used 120 numbers.

    Today, Keno is normally enjoyed with eighty numbers in a majority of American brick and mortar casinos along with internet casinos. Keno is mainly liked today as a consequence of the laid back nature of playing the game and the basic fact that there are no skills required to play Keno. Regardless of the fact that the chances of succeeding are horrible, there is always the chance that you will win quite big with a tiny gambling investment.

    Keno is played with eighty numbers with 20 numbers selected each game. Enthusiasts of Keno can choose from 2 to ten numbers and bet 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 United States since the end of the 1800’s when the Chinese letters were replaced with , American numbers. Lotteries were not covered under the laws of gambling in Nevada State in Nineteen Thirty One. The casinos altered the name of the ‘Chinese lotto’ to ‘horse race keno’ utilizing the idea that the numbers are horses and you are wanting your horses to come in. When a law passed that taxed off track betting, casinos quickly changed the name to ‘Keno’.

     October 7th, 2015  Humberto   No comments

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