• The background of Keno

    Keno was first played in two hundred BC 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 national famine with the excessive drop in supplies. Cheung Leung needed to create a fast response for the financial calamity and to create income for his army. He therefore designed the game we know today as keno and it was a great success.

    Keno used to be known as the White Pigeon Game, because the winning numbers were broadcast by pigeons from larger locations to the tinier villages. The lottery ‘Keno’ was brought to America in the 19th century by Chinese migrants who headed to the States for work. In those times, Keno used 120 numbers.

    Today, Keno is generally enjoyed with just 80 numbers in just about all of American land based casinos as well as online casinos. Keno is largely enjoyed today because of the relaxed nature of playing the game and the simple fact that there are little skills required to play Keno. Despite the fact that the chances of getting a win are horrible, there is always the chance that you might win quite large with very little gaming investment.

    Keno is played with eighty numbers and 20 numbers are drawn each round. Enthusiasts of Keno can select from 2 to ten numbers and gamble on them, whatever amount they want to. The payout of Keno is according to the wagers made and the matching of numbers.

    Keno grew in universal appeal in the United States near the end of the 19th century when the Chinese letters were replaced with , US numbers. Lotteries were not covered under the laws of wagering in the state of Nevada in Nineteen Thirty One. The casinos renamed the ‘Chinese lotto’ to ‘horse race keno’ employing the idea that the numbers are horses and you are wanting your horses to place. When the Nevada government passed a law that taxed off track gambling, Nevada casinos quickly altered the name to ‘Keno’.

     July 23rd, 2022  Humberto   No comments

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