• The background of Keno

    Keno was introduced in 200 before Christ by the Chinese army commander, Cheung Leung who used keno 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 national famine with the drastic drop in supplies. Cheung Leung had to come up with a rapid response for the economic calamity and to acquire income for his military. He therefore designed the game we know today as keno and it was a wonderful success.

    Keno used to be well-known as the White Pigeon Game, because the winning numbers were delivered by pigeons from bigger municipalities to the tinier towns. The lottery ‘Keno’ was imported to the US in the 19th century by Chinese newcomers who migrated to the US to jobs. In those times, Keno used 120 numbers.

    Today, Keno is most often enjoyed with just 80 numbers in almost all of American brick and mortar casinos as well as web casinos. Keno is largely loved today as a result of the laid back nature of wagering the game and the basic fact that there are no expertise required to enjoy Keno. Despite the reality that the odds of succeeding are appalling, there is always the hope that you will win quite large with very little gambling investment.

    Keno is played with eighty numbers with twenty numbers drawn each round. Players of Keno can select from 2 to ten numbers and gamble on them, as much or as little as they are able to. The payout of Keno is according to the bets made and the roll out of matching numbers.

    Keno grew in universal appeal in the United States near the end of the 19th century when the Chinese characters were changed with more familiar, American numbers. Lottos were not covered under the legalization of gaming in the state of Nevada in Nineteen Thirty One. The casinos renamed the ‘Chinese lotto’ to ‘horse race keno’ utilizing the idea that the numbers are horses and you want your horses to place. When a law passed that taxed off track betting, casinos quickly altered the name to ‘Keno’.

     December 9th, 2019  Humberto   No comments

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