• Keno’s History

    Keno was first played in 200 BC by the Chinese army leader, Cheung Leung who used this game as a way to finance his declining forces. The city of Cheung was waging a war, and after a bit of war time appeared to be looking at a country wide shortage of food with the dramatic decrease in supplies. Cheung Leung needed to come up with a rapid fix for the financial calamity and to acquire money for his army. He, as it follows developed the game we know today as keno and it was a fantastic success.

    Keno was well-known as the White Pigeon Game, seeing as the winning numbers were broadcast by pigeons from larger locations to the tinier towns. The lotto ‘Keno’ was brought to the USA in the 19th century by Chinese newcomers who migrated to the States for jobs. In those times, Keno used one hundred and twenty numbers.

    Today, Keno is typically wagered on with eighty numbers in a majority of the US based casinos as well as web casinos. Keno is largely played today as a result of the laid back nature of playing the game and the simple reality that there are no expertise required to enjoy Keno. Regardless of the fact that the chances of winning are terrible, there is always the chance that you could win quite big with very little gambling investment.

    Keno is played with 80 numbers with 20 numbers picked each game. Gamblers of Keno can pick from two to ten numbers and bet on them, as much or as little as they are able to. The payout of Keno is according to the wagers made and the matching of numbers.

    Keno has grown in popularity in the US since the end of the 19th century when the Chinese letters were changed with more familiar, American numbers. Lotteries weren’t covered under the legalization of gambling in the state of Nevada in Nineteen Thirty One. The casinos renamed the ‘Chinese lottery’ to ‘horse race keno’ employing the idea that the numbers are horses and you are wanting your horses to come in. When the Nevada government passed a law that levied a tax on off track betting, Nevada casinos swiftly changed the name to ‘Keno’.

     July 2nd, 2022  Humberto   No comments

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