• Keno’s History

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    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 war, and after some time appeared to be facing national famine with the excessive decrease in supplies. Cheung Leung had to develop a rapid response for the economic adversity and to acquire income for his army. He therefore designed the game we now know as keno and it was a wonderful success.

    Keno was referred to as the White Pigeon Game, due to the fact that the winning numbers were broadcast by pigeons from bigger municipalities to the lesser villages. The lottery ‘Keno’ was imported to the US in the 1800s by Chinese migrants who migrated to the US to jobs. In those times, Keno used 120 numbers.

    Today, Keno is regularly enjoyed with eighty numbers in a majority of the US brick and mortar casinos as well as web casinos. Keno is commonly liked today as a consequence of the laid back nature of playing the game and the basic fact that there are no expertise required to play Keno. Regardless of the reality that the chances of succeeding are appalling, there is always the possibility that you will hit quite big with little gambling investment.

    Keno is enjoyed with 80 numbers with twenty numbers drawn each round. Enthusiasts of Keno can choose from 2 to 10 numbers and bet on them, whatever amount they want to. The payout of Keno is dependent on the wagers made and the matching of numbers.

    Keno has grown in universal appeal in the United States since the end of the 1800’s when the Chinese characters were replaced with more familiar, US numbers. Lotteries weren’t covered under the laws of gaming in Nevada State in Nineteen Thirty One. The casinos renamed the ‘Chinese lottery’ to ‘horse race keno’ employing the notion that the numbers are horses and you are looking for your horses to come in. When the Nevada government passed a law that taxed off track betting, Nevada casinos quickly altered the name to ‘Keno’.

     June 15th, 2020  Humberto   No comments

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