• Keno’s History

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    Keno was created in two hundred BC by the Chinese army commander, Cheung Leung who used this game as a financial resource for his declining forces. The metropolis of Cheung was at war, and after awhile of war time appeared to be facing country wide shortage of food with the dramatic drop in supplies. Cheung Leung needed to come up with a quick fix for the economic adversity and to create money for his forces. He, as it follows designed the game we know today as keno and it was a fantastic success.

    Keno was well-known as the White Pigeon Game, because the winning numbers were sent out by pigeons from bigger cities to the smaller villages. The lottery ‘Keno’ was brought to America in the 19th century by Chinese expatriates who came to the US for jobs. In those times, Keno used one hundred and twenty numbers.

    Today, Keno is typically bet on with eighty numbers in almost all of the US land based casinos as well as online casinos. Keno is commonly loved today as a consequence of the laid back nature of wagering the game and the basic reality that there are little expertise needed to enjoy Keno. Regardless of the reality that the odds of winning are terrible, there is constantly the chance that you might win quite large with very little gambling investment.

    Keno is enjoyed with eighty numbers and twenty numbers are picked each game. Players of Keno can choose from two to ten numbers and bet on them, as much or as little as they are able to. The pay out of Keno is dependent on the bets made and the matching of numbers.

    Keno grew in popularity in the US near the end of the 1800’s when the Chinese characters were changed with , US numbers. Lottos weren’t covered under the legalization of gambling in Nevada State in 1931. The casinos altered the name of the ‘Chinese lotto’ to ‘horse race keno’ employing the concept that the numbers are horses and you want your horses to come in. When the Nevada government passed a law that taxed off track gambling, Nevada casinos swiftly adjusted the name to ‘Keno’.

     March 30th, 2019  Humberto   No comments

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