• The History of Keno

    Keno was first played in 200 BC by the Chinese army leader, Cheung Leung who used keno as a way to finance his failing forces. The city of Cheung was waging a battle, and after a bit of time appeared to be looking at a country wide shortage of food with the dramatic drop in supplies. Cheung Leung needed to create a fast fix for the financial calamity and to create income for his military. He thusly designed the game we know today as keno and it was a wonderful success.

    Keno was known as the White Pigeon Game, because the winning numbers were delivered by pigeons from larger municipalities to the smaller towns. The lottery ‘Keno’ was brought to the US in the 19th century by Chinese expatriates who migrated to the United States to jobs. In those times, Keno used one hundred and twenty numbers.

    Today, Keno is normally enjoyed with just 80 numbers in almost all of the US based casinos as well as web casinos. Keno is mainly loved today because of the laid back nature of betting the game and the basic fact that there are little skills needed to play Keno. Despite the fact that the chances of winning are horrible, there is constantly the hope that you might hit quite big with very little gambling investment.

    Keno is played with eighty numbers with 20 numbers selected each round. Enthusiasts of Keno can select from 2 to ten numbers and wager on them, whatever amount they are able to. The pay out of Keno is dependent on the wagers made and the roll out of matching numbers.

    Keno has grown in popularity in the US since the end of the 1800’s when the Chinese characters were replaced with more familiar, American numbers. Lottos were not covered under the laws of wagering in Nevada State in Nineteen Thirty One. The casinos altered the name of the ‘Chinese lottery’ to ‘horse race keno’ employing the idea that the numbers are horses and you want your horses to place. When a law passed that taxed off track gambling, Nevada casinos quickly changed the name to ‘Keno’.

     August 28th, 2023  Humberto   No comments

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