• Keno’s History

    Keno was created in two hundred before Christ by the Chinese army commander, Cheung Leung who utilized this game as a way to finance his declining forces. The city of Cheung was at war, and after a bit of war time seemed to be facing national famine with the drastic decrease in supplies. Cheung Leung needed to come up with a rapid fix for the economic adversity and to acquire money for his army. He therefore designed the game we now know as keno and it was a wonderful success.

    Keno once was well-known as the White Pigeon Game, due to the fact that the winning numbers were delivered by pigeons from bigger locations to the smaller villages. The lottery ‘Keno’ was imported to the USA in the 1800s by Chinese newcomers who headed to the States for jobs. In those times, Keno was played with 120 numbers.

    Today, Keno is most often wagered on with 80 numbers in a majority of the US based casinos along with online casinos. Keno is mainly liked today as a consequence of the relaxed nature of wagering the game and the simple reality that there are no expertise needed to enjoy Keno. Despite the fact that the chances of getting a win are appalling, there is always the possibility that you could hit quite big with very little gambling investment.

    Keno is played with 80 numbers with 20 numbers drawn each game. Enthusiasts of Keno can pick from 2 to 10 numbers and gamble on them, whatever amount they are able to. The payout of Keno is dependent on the wagers made and the matching of numbers.

    Keno grew in popularity in the US near the end of the 1800’s when the Chinese characters were changed with more familiar, American numbers. Lottos were not covered under the laws of gambling in the state of Nevada in 1931. The casinos renamed the ‘Chinese lottery’ to ‘horse race keno’ employing the notion that the numbers are horses and you want your horses to come in. When a law passed that taxed off track betting, Nevada casinos swiftly adjusted the name to ‘Keno’.

     February 27th, 2024  Humberto   No comments

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