• Keno’s History

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    Keno was created in 200 BC by the Chinese army leader, Cheung Leung who used this game as a way to finance his declining army. The city of Cheung was at war, and after some time seemed to be looking at a national famine with the excessive drop in supplies. Cheung Leung needed to come up with a fast fix 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 great success.

    Keno used to be referred to as the White Pigeon Game, since the winning numbers were delivered by pigeons from bigger municipalities to the lesser towns. The lotto ‘Keno’ was brought to America in the 1800s by Chinese expatriates who headed to the US to jobs. In those times, Keno was played with one hundred and twenty numbers.

    Today, Keno is typically gambled on with eighty numbers in a majority of the US brick and mortar casinos as well as net casinos. Keno is largely loved today because of the relaxed nature of gambling the game and the simple reality that there are little skills needed to play Keno. Regardless of the fact that the chances of winning are horrible, there is constantly the chance that you will hit quite big with very little gambling investment.

    Keno is played with 80 numbers with twenty numbers selected each game. Players of Keno can select from two to ten numbers and bet on them, as much or as little as they are able to. The payout of Keno is dependent on the wagers made and the roll out of matching numbers.

    Keno has grown in acceptance in the United States since the end of the 1800’s when the Chinese characters were changed with , US numbers. Lotteries weren’t covered under the laws of wagering in the state of Nevada in Nineteen Thirty One. The casinos renamed the ‘Chinese lotto’ to ‘horse race keno’ employing the idea that the numbers are horses and you are wanting your horses to place. When the Nevada government passed a law that levied a tax on off track wagering, the casinos swiftly changed the name to ‘Keno’.

     November 23rd, 2020  Humberto   No comments

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