• The background of Keno

    Keno was created in 200 BC by the Chinese army commander, Cheung Leung who used keno as a way to finance his declining army. The metropolis of Cheung was waging a battle, and after awhile of war time seemed to be looking at a national shortage of food with the drastic decrease in supplies. Cheung Leung needed to come up with a fast fix for the financial disaster and to produce money for his army. He therefore created the game we now know as keno and it was a fantastic success.

    Keno was referred to as the White Pigeon Game, seeing as the winning numbers were broadcast by pigeons from larger municipalities to the tinier towns. The lotto ‘Keno’ was brought to the United States in the 1800s by Chinese newcomers who came to the US for work. In those times, Keno used 120 numbers.

    Today, Keno is most often enjoyed with 80 numbers in almost all of American brick and mortar casinos as well as internet casinos. Keno is commonly enjoyed today as a result of the laid back nature of playing the game and the simple fact that there are no expertise required to enjoy Keno. Despite the fact that the odds of getting a win are terrible, there is constantly the possibility that you might win quite big with little gambling investment.

    Keno is enjoyed with eighty numbers with twenty numbers drawn each round. Gamblers of Keno can choose from 2 to ten numbers and gamble on them, whatever amount they want to. The pay out of Keno is dependent on the wagers made and the matching of numbers.

    Keno has grown in popularity in the United States since the end of the 19th century when the Chinese characters were changed with more familiar, US numbers. Lottos were not covered under the laws of wagering in Nevada State in Nineteen Thirty One. The casinos renamed the ‘Chinese lottery’ to ‘horse race keno’ employing the concept that the numbers are horses and you are wanting your horses to place. When a law passed that taxed off track betting, casinos swiftly changed the name to ‘Keno’.

     February 22nd, 2020  Humberto   No comments

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