• Keno’s History

    Keno was first played in two hundred BC by the Chinese military commander, Cheung Leung who used this game as a way to finance his failing army. The metropolis of Cheung was at war, and after awhile of war time appeared to be looking at a national shortage of food with the excessive drop in supplies. Cheung Leung had to come up with a rapid fix for the financial calamity and to create revenue for his forces. He thusly created the game we now know as keno and it was a fantastic success.

    Keno used to be known as the White Pigeon Game, seeing as the winning numbers were delivered by pigeons from bigger cities to the tinier towns. The lottery ‘Keno’ was brought to America in the 19th century by Chinese newcomers who came to the States for work. In those times, Keno used 120 numbers.

    Today, Keno is most often enjoyed with 80 numbers in a majority of the US based casinos as well as internet casinos. Keno is mainly enjoyed today as a consequence of the laid back nature of playing the game and the simple fact that there are little skills required to enjoy Keno. Despite the fact that the odds of winning are horrible, there is always the chance that you will hit quite big with very little gaming investment.

    Keno is enjoyed with eighty numbers and 20 numbers are selected each round. Enthusiasts of Keno can pick from two to 10 numbers and gamble on them, as much or as little as they want to. The payout of Keno is dependent on the bets made and the roll out of matching numbers.

    Keno has grown in acceptance in the United States since the close of the 1800’s when the Chinese characters were replaced with , US numbers. Lottos were not covered under the legalization of gaming in Nevada State in Nineteen Thirty One. The casinos adjusted the name of the ‘Chinese lottery’ to ‘horse race keno’ utilizing the notion that the numbers are horses and you want your horses to come in. When a law passed that levied a tax on off track gambling, the casinos swiftly changed the name to ‘Keno’.

     April 23rd, 2021  Humberto   No comments

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