• Keno’s History

    Keno was created in 200 BC by the Chinese army leader, Cheung Leung who used keno as a way to finance his failing army. The metropolis of Cheung was waging a war, and after a bit of war time seemed to be facing national shortage of food with the dramatic decrease in supplies. Cheung Leung had to come up with a rapid fix for the financial disaster and to produce money for his forces. He therefore designed the game we now know as keno and it was a wonderful success.

    Keno once was well-known as the White Pigeon Game, because the winning numbers were sent out by pigeons from larger locations to the smaller villages. The lotto ‘Keno’ was imported to America in the 1800s by Chinese immigrants who headed to the States to jobs. In those times, Keno was played with 120 numbers.

    Today, Keno is generally enjoyed with 80 numbers in a majority of American brick and mortar casinos as well as online casinos. Keno is mainly played today as a consequence of the laid back nature of betting the game and the basic reality that there are little skills needed to enjoy Keno. Regardless of the fact that the chances of coming away with a win are horrible, there is always the hope that you could hit quite large with a tiny gaming investment.

    Keno is enjoyed with eighty numbers and 20 numbers are picked each game. Players of Keno can choose from 2 to ten numbers and wager on them, whatever amount they are able to. The pay out of Keno is according to the bets made and the roll out of matching numbers.

    Keno has grown in acceptance in the United States since the close of the 19th century when the Chinese characters were replaced with more familiar, US numbers. Lottos were not covered under the legalization of gaming in Nevada State in Nineteen Thirty One. The casinos altered the name of the ‘Chinese lottery’ to ‘horse race keno’ utilizing the idea that the numbers are horses and you are wanting your horses to place. When a law passed that levied a tax on off track betting, Nevada casinos quickly adjusted the name to ‘Keno’.

     March 4th, 2019  Humberto   No comments

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