• The background of Keno

    Keno was introduced in two hundred before Christ by the Chinese army commander, Cheung Leung who used this game as a financial resource for his failing army. The city of Cheung was waging a war, and after a bit of war time seemed to be facing national shortage of food with the drastic decrease in supplies. Cheung Leung needed to develop a rapid fix for the financial disaster and to create money for his army. He therefore invented the game we know today as keno and it was a fantastic success.

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

    Today, Keno is regularly wagered on with 80 numbers in almost all of the US brick and mortar casinos as well as internet casinos. Keno is commonly played today because of the laid back nature of betting the game and the simple reality that there are little skills required to play Keno. Despite the fact that the chances of coming away with a win are terrible, there is constantly the possibility that you might win quite large with very little gambling investment.

    Keno is enjoyed with eighty numbers with twenty numbers drawn each game. Enthusiasts of Keno can pick from two to ten numbers and wager on them, as much or as little as they want to. The pay out of Keno is according to the bets made and the matching of numbers.

    Keno has grown in popularity in the United States since the close of the 19th century when the Chinese characters were changed with , US numbers. Lottos were not covered under the legalization of gaming in the state of Nevada in Nineteen Thirty One. The casinos altered the name of the ‘Chinese lottery’ to ‘horse race keno’ employing the notion that the numbers are horses and you are wanting your horses to place. When a law passed that levied a tax on off track betting, Nevada casinos quickly changed the name to ‘Keno’.

     March 13th, 2023  Humberto   No comments

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