• Keno’s History

    Keno was introduced in two hundred before Christ by the Chinese military commander, Cheung Leung who used keno as a financial resource for his declining army. The metropolis of Cheung was waging a war, and after a bit of war time seemed to be looking at a country wide famine with the drastic decrease in supplies. Cheung Leung had to create a rapid fix for the financial disaster and to produce money for his forces. He, as it follows created the game we now know as keno and it was a great success.

    Keno was referred to as the White Pigeon Game, since the winning numbers were broadcast by pigeons from larger municipalities to the lesser villages. The lottery ‘Keno’ was brought to America in the 19th century by Chinese expatriates who came to the States to work. In those times, Keno was played with 120 numbers.

    Today, Keno is typically enjoyed with 80 numbers in almost all of American based casinos along with online casinos. Keno is largely loved today as a result of the laid back nature of gambling the game and the simple reality that there are no expertise required to play Keno. Regardless of the reality that the chances of getting a win are terrible, there is always the possibility that you will win quite large with very little gaming investment.

    Keno is enjoyed with eighty numbers and twenty numbers are selected each game. Players of Keno can select from two to 10 numbers and gamble on them, as much or as little as they want to. The pay out of Keno is according to the wagers made and the matching of numbers.

    Keno has grown in universal appeal in the United States since the close of the 1800’s when the Chinese letters were replaced with more familiar, American numbers. Lottos weren’t covered under the laws of gambling in the state of Nevada in 1931. The casinos renamed the ‘Chinese lotto’ to ‘horse race keno’ employing the concept that the numbers are horses and you want your horses to come in. When a law passed that taxed off track gambling, casinos quickly changed the name to ‘Keno’.

     May 19th, 2023  Humberto   No comments

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