• The History of Keno

    Keno was created in two hundred before Christ by the Chinese military commander, Cheung Leung who used keno as a monetary resource for his declining forces. The city of Cheung was waging a war, and after some time seemed to be facing national shortage of food with the excessive decrease in supplies. Cheung Leung had to come up with a quick fix for the financial disaster and to create income for his army. He therefore created the game we now know as keno and it was a great success.

    Keno was referred to as the White Pigeon Game, since the winning numbers were delivered by pigeons from larger municipalities to the lesser villages. The lotto ‘Keno’ was imported to the US in the 19th century by Chinese newcomers who migrated to the States to jobs. In those times, Keno was played with one hundred and twenty numbers.

    Today, Keno is regularly gambled on with eighty numbers in most of the US based casinos as well as net casinos. Keno is largely liked today as a result of the laid back nature of gambling the game and the basic fact that there are no expertise required to enjoy Keno. Regardless of the fact that the chances of succeeding are horrible, there is always the possibility that you will hit quite large with very little gambling investment.

    Keno is played with 80 numbers and twenty numbers are selected each game. Gamblers of Keno can pick from two to ten numbers and wager on them, whatever amount they are able to. The pay out of Keno is dependent on the bets made and the roll out of matching numbers.

    Keno grew in acceptance in the United States near the end of the 19th century when the Chinese letters were changed with more familiar, American numbers. Lottos weren’t covered under the legalization 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 want your horses to come in. When the Nevada government passed a law that taxed off track betting, Nevada casinos quickly adjusted the name to ‘Keno’.

     January 10th, 2016  Humberto   No comments

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