• Keno’s History

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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 declining forces. The metropolis of Cheung was at war, and after a bit of war time seemed to be facing national famine with the dramatic drop in supplies. Cheung Leung needed to create a fast response for the economic adversity and to produce income for his forces. He, as it follows created the game we now know as keno and it was a wonderful success.

    Keno used to be known as the White Pigeon Game, because the winning numbers were delivered by pigeons from larger locations to the lesser towns. The lottery ‘Keno’ was imported to the US in the 19th century by Chinese expatriates who migrated to the States to work. In those times, Keno used 120 numbers.

    Today, Keno is typically wagered on with just 80 numbers in just about all of the US land based casinos as well as web casinos. Keno is mainly liked today as a consequence of the laid back nature of betting the game and the simple fact that there are little skills needed to play Keno. Regardless of the reality that the chances of succeeding are appalling, there is constantly the possibility that you could hit quite large with a tiny gambling investment.

    Keno is played with 80 numbers and twenty numbers are selected each round. Players of Keno can pick from two to 10 numbers and bet on them, as much or as little as they want to. The payout of Keno is dependent on the bets made and the matching of numbers.

    Keno has grown in universal appeal in the United States since the close of the 1800’s when the Chinese characters were replaced with more familiar, American numbers. Lottos were not covered under the laws of gambling in the state of Nevada in 1931. The casinos renamed the ‘Chinese lotto’ to ‘horse race keno’ employing the concept that the numbers are horses and you are looking for your horses to come in. When the Nevada government passed a law that levied a tax on off track wagering, casinos quickly changed the name to ‘Keno’.

     December 10th, 2019  Humberto   No comments

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