• Keno’s History

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    Keno was introduced in 200 BC by the Chinese military commander, Cheung Leung who used this game as a monetary resource for his declining army. The metropolis of Cheung was at war, and after some time seemed to be facing country wide famine with the drastic drop in supplies. Cheung Leung had to create a quick response for the economic adversity and to produce revenue for his army. He, as it follows invented the game we now know as keno and it was a wonderful success.

    Keno was referred to as the White Pigeon Game, because the winning numbers were broadcast by pigeons from larger cities to the tinier towns. The lotto ‘Keno’ was brought to the US in the 1800s by Chinese immigrants who headed to the US for work. In those times, Keno used 120 numbers.

    Today, Keno is normally bet on with just 80 numbers in a majority of American based casinos as well as net casinos. Keno is mainly loved today as a result of the relaxed nature of wagering the game and the basic reality that there are little expertise needed to enjoy Keno. Despite the reality that the chances of coming away with a win are horrible, there is constantly the hope that you might win quite big with very little gambling investment.

    Keno is enjoyed with 80 numbers with 20 numbers picked each round. Players of Keno can pick from 2 to 10 numbers and wager on them, whatever amount they are able to. The payout of Keno is according to the bets made and the roll out of matching numbers.

    Keno grew in popularity in the United States near the close of the 19th century when the Chinese characters were replaced with more familiar, American numbers. Lotteries weren’t covered under the legalization of gambling in Nevada State in 1931. The casinos changed the name of the ‘Chinese lotto’ 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 levied a tax on off track gambling, casinos swiftly altered the name to ‘Keno’.

     October 14th, 2015  Humberto   No comments

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