• Keno’s History

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    Keno was created in two hundred BC by the Chinese military commander, Cheung Leung who used keno as a finance resource for his failing forces. The metropolis of Cheung was at war, and after some time appeared to be facing country wide shortage of food with the excessive decrease in supplies. Cheung Leung had to develop a fast fix for the economic adversity and to acquire income for his forces. He therefore developed the game we know today as keno and it was a wonderful success.

    Keno was referred to as the White Pigeon Game, since the winning numbers were delivered by pigeons from larger municipalities to the tinier villages. The lottery ‘Keno’ was imported to the USA in the 19th century by Chinese newcomers who came to the States for jobs. In those times, Keno was played with one hundred and twenty numbers.

    Today, Keno is most often enjoyed with just 80 numbers in just about all of the US brick and mortar casinos as well as web casinos. Keno is mainly loved today because of the relaxed nature of betting the game and the simple reality that there are little expertise needed to enjoy Keno. Despite the reality that the chances of succeeding are horrible, there is always the chance that you might hit quite large with little gaming investment.

    Keno is played with eighty numbers and 20 numbers are picked each game. Gamblers of Keno can select from two to ten numbers and wager on them, as much or as little as they want to. The payout of Keno is according to the wagers made and the roll out of matching numbers.

    Keno grew in universal appeal in the United States near the end of the 19th century when the Chinese characters were replaced with , US numbers. Lotteries were not covered under the laws of gaming in the state of Nevada in 1931. The casinos renamed the ‘Chinese lotto’ to ‘horse race keno’ utilizing the concept that the numbers are horses and you are looking for your horses to place. When a law passed that levied a tax on off track betting, Nevada casinos quickly changed the name to ‘Keno’.

     May 24th, 2022  Humberto   No comments

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