• Keno’s History

    Keno was introduced in 200 BC by the Chinese army leader, Cheung Leung who used this game as a way to finance his declining forces. The metropolis of Cheung was at war, and after some time appeared to be looking at a country wide shortage of food with the drastic decrease in supplies. Cheung Leung needed to develop a quick fix for the economic disaster and to create revenue for his army. He, as it follows designed the game we know today as keno and it was a great success.

    Keno was well-known as the White Pigeon Game, seeing as the winning numbers were delivered by pigeons from bigger municipalities to the tinier towns. The lotto ‘Keno’ was brought to America in the 1800s by Chinese migrants who headed to the States for jobs. In those times, Keno used 120 numbers.

    Today, Keno is most often enjoyed with 80 numbers in a majority of American brick and mortar casinos as well as web casinos. Keno is largely enjoyed today as a result of the laid back nature of gambling the game and the basic reality that there are little expertise required to play Keno. Despite the fact that the odds of winning are terrible, there is always the possibility that you might hit quite big with very little gaming investment.

    Keno is enjoyed with 80 numbers and twenty numbers are drawn each game. Gamblers of Keno can choose from 2 to 10 numbers and wager on them, whatever amount they are able to. The pay out of Keno is dependent on the wagers made and the matching of numbers.

    Keno grew in popularity in the United States near the end of the 19th century when the Chinese letters were replaced with more familiar, American numbers. Lottos weren’t covered under the laws of gambling in Nevada State in Nineteen Thirty One. The casinos altered the name of the ‘Chinese lottery’ to ‘horse race keno’ employing the concept 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’.

     February 6th, 2021  Humberto   No comments

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