• The background of Keno

    Keno was first played in two hundred before Christ by the Chinese army commander, Cheung Leung who used this game as a financial resource for his failing forces. The metropolis of Cheung was at war, and after a bit of time seemed to be looking at a national famine with the drastic drop in supplies. Cheung Leung had to come up with a quick response for the financial calamity and to produce revenue for his army. He therefore designed the game we know today as keno and it was a fantastic success.

    Keno once was referred to as the White Pigeon Game, since the winning numbers were sent out by pigeons from bigger cities to the lesser villages. The lotto ‘Keno’ was brought to America in the 1800s by Chinese newcomers who headed to the States for jobs. In those times, Keno used 120 numbers.

    Today, Keno is normally bet on with eighty numbers in just about all of the US land based casinos as well as online casinos. Keno is commonly liked today as a result of the laid back nature of playing the game and the simple reality that there are no skills needed to enjoy Keno. Despite the reality that the chances of coming away with a win are appalling, there is always the possibility that you could win quite large with little gaming investment.

    Keno is enjoyed with eighty numbers with twenty numbers drawn each round. Enthusiasts of Keno can choose from two to 10 numbers and bet on them, whatever amount they want to. The pay out of Keno is dependent on the wagers made and the roll out of matching numbers.

    Keno grew in popularity in the United States near the end of the 19th century when the Chinese letters were replaced with more familiar, US numbers. Lotteries weren’t covered under the laws of wagering in the state of Nevada in Nineteen Thirty One. The casinos adjusted the name of 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 wagering, Nevada casinos quickly altered the name to ‘Keno’.

     July 13th, 2023  Humberto   No comments

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