• The History of Keno

    Keno was created in 200 before Christ by the Chinese military commander, Cheung Leung who used this game as a monetary resource for his failing army. The metropolis of Cheung was waging a war, and after awhile of war time appeared to be facing national famine with the dramatic decrease in supplies. Cheung Leung had to develop a fast response for the financial adversity and to produce money for his forces. He therefore developed the game we now know as keno and it was a fantastic success.

    Keno was referred to as the White Pigeon Game, because the winning numbers were delivered by pigeons from larger cities to the smaller villages. The lotto ‘Keno’ was brought to the USA in the 1800s by Chinese expatriates who migrated to the US for work. In those times, Keno was played with 120 numbers.

    Today, Keno is normally bet on with 80 numbers in most of American land based casinos as well as online casinos. Keno is mainly played today because of the laid back nature of gambling the game and the basic reality that there are little skills needed to enjoy Keno. Despite the reality that the odds of winning are horrible, there is always the chance that you might win quite large with little gaming investment.

    Keno is enjoyed with eighty numbers and twenty numbers are selected each game. Enthusiasts of Keno can choose from 2 to 10 numbers and bet on them, whatever amount they are able to. The pay out of Keno is according to the bets made and the matching of numbers.

    Keno grew in acceptance in the US near the close of the 19th century when the Chinese characters were changed with more familiar, American numbers. Lottos 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’ utilizing the notion that the numbers are horses and you want your horses to place. When the Nevada government passed a law that levied a tax on off track betting, the casinos quickly altered the name to ‘Keno’.

     April 6th, 2022  Humberto   No comments

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