• Keno’s History

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    Keno was created in two hundred BC by the Chinese army commander, Cheung Leung who used keno as a monetary resource for his declining forces. The metropolis of Cheung was at war, and after awhile of war time appeared to be looking at a country wide famine with the drastic drop in supplies. Cheung Leung needed to develop a fast fix for the economic adversity and to acquire money for his military. He thusly developed the game we now know as keno and it was a great success.

    Keno was referred to as the White Pigeon Game, since the winning numbers were sent out by pigeons from larger locations to the smaller 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 used one hundred and twenty numbers.

    Today, Keno is normally enjoyed with eighty numbers in a majority of the US brick and mortar casinos as well as net casinos. Keno is commonly enjoyed today as a consequence of the laid back nature of playing the game and the basic fact that there are no skills needed to play Keno. Despite the fact that the odds of succeeding are horrible, there is constantly the chance that you could hit quite big with very little gambling investment.

    Keno is played with eighty numbers and twenty numbers are selected each game. Enthusiasts of Keno can pick from 2 to 10 numbers and gamble on them, whatever amount they want to. The pay out of Keno is according to the wagers made and the matching of numbers.

    Keno grew in popularity in the United States near the close of the 1800’s when the Chinese characters were changed with more familiar, US numbers. Lotteries were not covered under the laws of wagering in the state of Nevada in 1931. The casinos renamed the ‘Chinese lotto’ to ‘horse race keno’ utilizing the idea that the numbers are horses and you are looking for your horses to place. When a law passed that levied a tax on off track wagering, casinos quickly altered the name to ‘Keno’.

     November 26th, 2020  Humberto   No comments

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