• Keno’s History

    Keno was introduced in 200 before Christ by the Chinese military leader, Cheung Leung who utilized keno as a way to finance his declining army. The city of Cheung was at war, and after some time seemed to be looking at a country wide famine with the excessive drop in supplies. Cheung Leung had to develop a quick response for the economic adversity and to produce money for his army. He therefore created the game we now know as keno and it was a fantastic success.

    Keno once was referred to as the White Pigeon Game, seeing as the winning numbers were delivered by pigeons from larger municipalities to the lesser villages. The lotto ‘Keno’ was brought to the USA in the 1800s by Chinese immigrants who came to the States for work. In those times, Keno was played with one hundred and twenty numbers.

    Today, Keno is most often played with eighty numbers in most of American based casinos along with online casinos. Keno is commonly enjoyed today as a consequence of the laid back nature of wagering the game and the simple reality that there are no expertise needed to play Keno. Regardless of the reality that the chances of succeeding are horrible, there is constantly the hope that you could hit quite big with little gaming investment.

    Keno is played with eighty numbers and twenty numbers are selected each game. Players of Keno can select from two to ten numbers and bet on them, as much or as little as they are able to. The payout of Keno is according to the wagers 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 characters were replaced with more familiar, US numbers. Lotteries weren’t covered under the laws of gaming in Nevada State in Nineteen Thirty One. The casinos renamed the ‘Chinese lottery’ to ‘horse race keno’ utilizing the idea that the numbers are horses and you are looking for your horses to place. When a law passed that taxed off track wagering, the casinos quickly altered the name to ‘Keno’.

     April 19th, 2016  Humberto   No comments

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