• Keno’s History

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    Keno was first played in two hundred BC by the Chinese military commander, Cheung Leung who utilized this game as a way to finance his failing forces. The city of Cheung was at war, and after some time appeared to be looking at a country wide shortage of food with the drastic drop in supplies. Cheung Leung had to create a rapid response for the financial adversity and to produce money for his army. He, as it follows developed the game we now know as keno and it was a wonderful success.

    Keno once was referred to as the White Pigeon Game, because the winning numbers were broadcast by pigeons from bigger cities to the smaller towns. The lottery ‘Keno’ was imported to the USA in the 19th century by Chinese newcomers who headed to the United States to work. In those times, Keno used 120 numbers.

    Today, Keno is regularly wagered on with just 80 numbers in almost all of the US based casinos along with internet casinos. Keno is mainly enjoyed today because of the laid back nature of betting the game and the basic reality that there are no expertise needed to play Keno. Despite the reality that the chances of getting a win are terrible, there is always the possibility that you could hit quite large with little gaming investment.

    Keno is played with 80 numbers with twenty numbers selected each round. Players of Keno can pick from two to ten numbers and gamble on them, whatever amount they are able to. The payout of Keno is dependent on the wagers made and the matching of numbers.

    Keno grew in popularity in the US near the close of the 19th century when the Chinese letters were replaced with , American numbers. Lottos were not covered under the legalization of gambling in the state of Nevada in 1931. The casinos changed the name of the ‘Chinese lottery’ to ‘horse race keno’ utilizing the notion that the numbers are horses and you are looking for your horses to place. When a law passed that taxed off track wagering, Nevada casinos swiftly changed the name to ‘Keno’.

     August 21st, 2017  Humberto   No comments

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