• Keno’s History

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    Keno was first played in two hundred BC by the Chinese army commander, Cheung Leung who used keno as a way to finance his declining army. The city of Cheung was waging a battle, and after a bit of time seemed to be looking at a national famine with the dramatic drop in supplies. Cheung Leung needed to create a fast fix for the financial disaster and to produce revenue for his forces. He therefore developed the game we know today as keno and it was a fantastic success.

    Keno used to be well-known as the White Pigeon Game, because the winning numbers were sent out by pigeons from larger cities to the lesser villages. The lottery ‘Keno’ was imported to the USA in the 1800s by Chinese expatriates who headed to the US for work. In those times, Keno was played with 120 numbers.

    Today, Keno is most often bet on with eighty numbers in just about all of the US brick and mortar casinos as well as internet casinos. Keno is commonly loved today as a result of the laid back nature of gambling the game and the basic fact that there are no skills required to enjoy Keno. Regardless of the fact that the chances of winning are appalling, there is constantly the chance that you could hit quite large with very little gambling investment.

    Keno is enjoyed with 80 numbers with twenty numbers picked each game. Enthusiasts of Keno can select from 2 to 10 numbers and wager on them, whatever amount they are able to. The pay out of Keno is dependent on the wagers made and the matching of numbers.

    Keno has grown in universal appeal in the US since the close of the 19th century when the Chinese letters were changed with , US numbers. Lottos were not covered under the laws of wagering in the state of Nevada in Nineteen Thirty One. The casinos changed the name of the ‘Chinese lottery’ to ‘horse race keno’ utilizing the notion that the numbers are horses and you want your horses to place. When the Nevada government passed a law that taxed off track betting, the casinos quickly adjusted the name to ‘Keno’.

     January 2nd, 2017  Humberto   No comments

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