• The History of Keno

    Keno was created in 200 before Christ by the Chinese military leader, Cheung Leung who used this game as a way to finance his failing army. The metropolis of Cheung was at war, and after some time seemed to be facing country wide shortage of food with the drastic decrease in supplies. Cheung Leung had to create a fast response for the financial adversity and to acquire money for his military. He thusly designed the game we know today as keno and it was a fantastic success.

    Keno used to be referred to as the White Pigeon Game, since the winning numbers were sent out by pigeons from bigger municipalities to the smaller towns. The lotto ‘Keno’ was brought to the United States in the 19th century by Chinese immigrants who migrated to the US for work. In those times, Keno was played with 120 numbers.

    Today, Keno is typically played with eighty numbers in most of the US land based casinos as well as net casinos. Keno is largely played today because of the laid back nature of betting the game and the basic fact that there are no skills required to enjoy Keno. Despite the reality that the odds of succeeding are appalling, there is constantly the possibility that you could win quite large with little gambling investment.

    Keno is enjoyed with 80 numbers with 20 numbers selected each game. Enthusiasts of Keno can choose from two to ten numbers and bet on them, as much or as little as they want to. The payout of Keno is according to the bets made and the roll out of matching numbers.

    Keno grew in universal appeal in the US near the end of the 1800’s when the Chinese characters were replaced with , US numbers. Lottos weren’t covered under the legalization of wagering in the state of Nevada in 1931. The casinos renamed the ‘Chinese lottery’ to ‘horse race keno’ utilizing the concept that the numbers are horses and you are looking for your horses to come in. When the Nevada government passed a law that levied a tax on off track gambling, the casinos quickly adjusted the name to ‘Keno’.

     February 25th, 2022  Humberto   No comments

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