• The History of Keno

    Keno was created in 200 BC by the Chinese military leader, Cheung Leung who used keno as a way to finance his declining army. The metropolis of Cheung was at war, and after awhile of war time appeared to be looking at a country wide shortage of food with the dramatic decrease in supplies. Cheung Leung needed to come up with a quick fix for the economic disaster and to create revenue for his forces. He therefore developed the game we now know as keno and it was a wonderful success.

    Keno used to be well-known as the White Pigeon Game, since the winning numbers were sent out by pigeons from larger municipalities to the lesser villages. The lottery ‘Keno’ was imported to the United States in the 1800s by Chinese expatriates who came to the US to jobs. In those times, Keno was played with one hundred and twenty numbers.

    Today, Keno is most often bet on with eighty numbers in just about all of American brick and mortar casinos as well as web casinos. Keno is commonly loved today because of the relaxed nature of wagering the game and the basic fact that there are little expertise required to enjoy Keno. Despite the reality that the chances of coming away with a win are terrible, there is constantly the hope that you might win quite big with a tiny gaming investment.

    Keno is played with 80 numbers with twenty numbers picked each round. Players of Keno can choose from two to 10 numbers and bet on them, as much or as little as they want 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 US since the close of the 1800’s when the Chinese characters were replaced with , American numbers. Lottos weren’t covered under the legalization of gaming in the state of Nevada in 1931. The casinos changed the name of the ‘Chinese lotto’ to ‘horse race keno’ employing the idea 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 gambling, casinos quickly changed the name to ‘Keno’.

     January 5th, 2020  Humberto   No comments

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