• The background of Keno

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    Keno was introduced in two hundred before Christ by the Chinese military leader, Cheung Leung who utilized keno as a finance resource for his failing forces. The metropolis of Cheung was at war, and after some time appeared to be facing national famine with the drastic drop in supplies. Cheung Leung had to develop a fast fix for the financial calamity and to create money for his army. He therefore invented the game we know today as keno and it was a wonderful success.

    Keno was known as the White Pigeon Game, since the winning numbers were delivered by pigeons from bigger cities to the tinier villages. The lotto ‘Keno’ was brought to America in the 1800s by Chinese migrants who migrated to the United States for jobs. In those times, Keno used 120 numbers.

    Today, Keno is most often wagered on with 80 numbers in most of the US land based casinos as well as web casinos. Keno is commonly liked today because of the relaxed nature of wagering the game and the simple fact that there are no skills needed to enjoy Keno. Despite the fact that the chances of coming away with a win are horrible, there is always the hope that you will hit quite large with very little gaming investment.

    Keno is enjoyed with eighty numbers and 20 numbers are drawn each round. Gamblers of Keno can pick from two to ten numbers and gamble on them, whatever amount they are able to. The pay out of Keno is dependent on the bets made and the roll out of matching numbers.

    Keno grew in universal appeal in the United States near the close of the 1800’s when the Chinese letters were replaced with , US numbers. Lotteries weren’t covered under the laws of gambling in the state of Nevada in Nineteen Thirty One. The casinos renamed the ‘Chinese lotto’ to ‘horse race keno’ employing the notion that the numbers are horses and you are wanting your horses to come in. When a law passed that levied a tax on off track betting, the casinos swiftly adjusted the name to ‘Keno’.

     March 29th, 2021  Humberto   No comments

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