• Keno’s History

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    Keno was first played in 200 BC by the Chinese army commander, Cheung Leung who utilized keno as a way to finance his declining army. The city of Cheung was waging a war, and after awhile of war time appeared to be facing national shortage of food with the drastic decrease in supplies. Cheung Leung needed to create a quick fix for the financial calamity and to produce revenue for his forces. He thusly designed the game we now know as keno and it was a wonderful success.

    Keno used to be well-known as the White Pigeon Game, due to the fact that the winning numbers were delivered by pigeons from bigger cities to the lesser towns. The lotto ‘Keno’ was brought to the USA in the 1800s by Chinese migrants who headed to the United States for jobs. In those times, Keno used 120 numbers.

    Today, Keno is typically gambled on with eighty numbers in almost all of American brick and mortar casinos along with net casinos. Keno is mainly played today as a consequence of the laid back nature of wagering the game and the basic fact that there are no skills needed to enjoy Keno. Regardless of the reality that the chances of getting a win are appalling, there is always the hope that you will hit quite big with little gambling investment.

    Keno is enjoyed with 80 numbers with 20 numbers selected each game. Gamblers of Keno can select from 2 to ten numbers and gamble on them, as much or as little as they are able to. The payout of Keno is according to the bets made and the roll out of matching numbers.

    Keno grew in acceptance in the US near the end of the 1800’s when the Chinese letters were replaced with more familiar, American numbers. Lottos weren’t covered under the laws of gaming in Nevada State in Nineteen Thirty One. The casinos renamed the ‘Chinese lotto’ to ‘horse race keno’ utilizing the notion that the numbers are horses and you are looking for your horses to place. When the Nevada government passed a law that taxed off track wagering, Nevada casinos swiftly changed the name to ‘Keno’.

     August 29th, 2023  Humberto   No comments

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