• The background of Keno

    [ English ]

    Keno was created in two hundred before Christ by the Chinese military commander, Cheung Leung who utilized this game as a way to finance his failing army. The city of Cheung was waging a war, and after some time seemed to be facing national shortage of food with the dramatic drop in supplies. Cheung Leung needed to develop a quick response for the economic adversity and to produce money for his military. He, as it follows invented the game we now know as keno and it was a great success.

    Keno once was well-known as the White Pigeon Game, because the winning numbers were delivered by pigeons from larger municipalities to the smaller towns. The lottery ‘Keno’ was brought to America in the 19th century by Chinese expatriates who came to the States for work. In those times, Keno used 120 numbers.

    Today, Keno is regularly gambled on with just 80 numbers in just about all of American based casinos along with internet casinos. Keno is mainly played today as a result of the laid back nature of betting the game and the basic fact that there are little skills needed to play Keno. Despite the fact that the odds of coming away with a win are terrible, there is constantly the chance that you will hit quite big with little gambling investment.

    Keno is enjoyed with 80 numbers with 20 numbers picked each game. Players of Keno can select from two to 10 numbers and wager on them, whatever amount they want to. The pay out of Keno is dependent on the bets made and the matching of numbers.

    Keno grew in acceptance in the US near the end of the 1800’s when the Chinese letters were replaced with more familiar, US numbers. Lottos weren’t covered under the laws of wagering in Nevada State in Nineteen Thirty One. The casinos adjusted 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 levied a tax on off track gambling, casinos swiftly altered the name to ‘Keno’.

     May 21st, 2017  Humberto   No comments

     Leave a reply

    You must be logged in to post a comment.