• Keno’s History

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    Keno was first played in 200 BC by the Chinese army leader, Cheung Leung who utilized this game as a way to finance his declining forces. The city of Cheung was waging a war, and after a bit of time seemed to be facing country wide shortage of food with the drastic decrease in supplies. Cheung Leung had to create a quick fix for the financial adversity and to create income for his military. He therefore created the game we now know as keno and it was a wonderful success.

    Keno once was referred to as the White Pigeon Game, since the winning numbers were broadcast by pigeons from larger municipalities to the lesser villages. The lottery ‘Keno’ was imported to the US in the 1800s by Chinese newcomers who headed to the US for work. In those times, Keno used one hundred and twenty numbers.

    Today, Keno is normally enjoyed with 80 numbers in a majority of American based casinos along with web casinos. Keno is largely loved today as a result of the relaxed nature of wagering the game and the basic fact that there are little expertise required to enjoy Keno. Regardless of the fact that the odds of succeeding are horrible, there is always the chance that you could hit quite large with very little gaming investment.

    Keno is enjoyed with 80 numbers with twenty numbers selected each round. Players of Keno can select from two to ten numbers and wager on them, whatever amount they are able to. The payout of Keno is according to the bets made and the matching of numbers.

    Keno grew in universal appeal in the United States near the close of the 19th century when the Chinese characters were replaced with , American numbers. Lottos were not covered under the laws of gaming in Nevada State in Nineteen Thirty One. The casinos altered the name of the ‘Chinese lotto’ to ‘horse race keno’ employing the concept that the numbers are horses and you are looking for your horses to come in. When the Nevada government passed a law that taxed off track gambling, the casinos swiftly altered the name to ‘Keno’.

     January 1st, 2016  Humberto   No comments

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