• The background of Keno

    Keno was first played in two hundred BC by the Chinese army commander, Cheung Leung who utilized keno as a way to finance his declining forces. The city of Cheung was at war, and after a bit of war time appeared to be looking at a national famine with the excessive decrease in supplies. Cheung Leung had to develop a rapid fix for the financial calamity and to produce income for his army. He, as it follows created the game we know today as keno and it was a great success.

    Keno was known as the White Pigeon Game, due to the fact that the winning numbers were sent out by pigeons from larger cities to the tinier towns. The lottery ‘Keno’ was brought to America in the 1800s by Chinese newcomers who headed to the US to jobs. In those times, Keno was played with 120 numbers.

    Today, Keno is regularly played with 80 numbers in a majority of American brick and mortar casinos as well as internet casinos. Keno is commonly loved today as a consequence of the relaxed nature of betting the game and the simple reality that there are little skills required to play Keno. Regardless of the reality that the odds of getting a win are terrible, there is constantly the chance that you could win quite big with very little gambling investment.

    Keno is enjoyed with 80 numbers and 20 numbers are drawn each round. Gamblers of Keno can pick from two to ten numbers and bet on them, as much or as little as they are able to. The payout of Keno is dependent on the wagers made and the roll out of matching numbers.

    Keno has grown in acceptance in the United States since the end of the 1800’s when the Chinese letters were changed with more familiar, US numbers. Lottos were not covered under the laws of gambling in the state of Nevada in Nineteen Thirty One. The casinos changed the name of the ‘Chinese lottery’ to ‘horse race keno’ employing the concept that the numbers are horses and you are wanting your horses to come in. When a law passed that levied a tax on off track betting, Nevada casinos quickly adjusted the name to ‘Keno’.

     August 26th, 2019  Humberto   No comments

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