• Keno’s History

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    Keno was introduced in 200 before Christ by the Chinese military leader, Cheung Leung who used keno as a finance resource for his failing forces. The metropolis of Cheung was at war, and after some time appeared to be looking at a national famine with the dramatic drop in supplies. Cheung Leung had to create a rapid response for the financial calamity and to create income for his military. He thusly designed the game we know today as keno and it was a fantastic success.

    Keno used to be known as the White Pigeon Game, since the winning numbers were delivered by pigeons from larger municipalities to the tinier towns. The lottery ‘Keno’ was imported to America in the 19th century by Chinese expatriates who migrated to the States to work. In those times, Keno was played with one hundred and twenty numbers.

    Today, Keno is most often gambled on with eighty numbers in just about all of American land based casinos along with online casinos. Keno is commonly loved today because of the laid back nature of wagering the game and the basic fact that there are no skills required to enjoy Keno. Despite the fact that the chances of getting a win are terrible, there is constantly the hope that you will hit quite large with a tiny gambling investment.

    Keno is played with eighty numbers with 20 numbers selected each round. Enthusiasts of Keno can select from two to ten numbers and gamble on them, whatever amount they want to. The pay out of Keno is dependent on the wagers made and the matching of numbers.

    Keno has grown in popularity in the United States since the close of the 1800’s when the Chinese letters were changed with more familiar, American numbers. Lottos weren’t covered under the legalization of wagering in Nevada State in Nineteen Thirty One. The casinos renamed the ‘Chinese lottery’ to ‘horse race keno’ employing the concept that the numbers are horses and you want your horses to place. When a law passed that taxed off track wagering, the casinos quickly changed the name to ‘Keno’.

     April 9th, 2016  Humberto   No comments

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