• The background of Keno

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    Keno was first played in 200 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 facing country wide famine with the drastic drop in supplies. Cheung Leung had to develop a rapid response for the financial adversity and to produce income for his army. He therefore designed the game we know today as keno and it was a fantastic success.

    Keno was known as the White Pigeon Game, because the winning numbers were broadcast by pigeons from larger locations to the lesser towns. The lotto ‘Keno’ was brought to the US in the 19th century by Chinese immigrants who came to the United States to work. In those times, Keno used one hundred and twenty numbers.

    Today, Keno is regularly played with 80 numbers in almost all of the US brick and mortar casinos along with internet casinos. Keno is mainly played today because of the laid back nature of playing the game and the simple reality that there are no expertise required to play Keno. Despite the fact that the chances of succeeding are appalling, there is constantly the hope that you might win quite large with a tiny gaming investment.

    Keno is played with eighty numbers and twenty numbers are picked each game. Gamblers of Keno can choose from two to ten numbers and wager on them, as much or as little as they are able to. The payout of Keno is according to the bets made and the matching of numbers.

    Keno has grown in acceptance in the US since the close of the 1800’s when the Chinese characters were changed with , US numbers. Lotteries were not covered under the laws of wagering in the state of Nevada in 1931. The casinos renamed the ‘Chinese lotto’ to ‘horse race keno’ utilizing the notion that the numbers are horses and you want your horses to come in. When a law passed that levied a tax on off track betting, Nevada casinos swiftly adjusted the name to ‘Keno’.

     July 1st, 2018  Humberto   No comments

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