• Keno’s History

    Keno was created in 200 BC by the Chinese military commander, Cheung Leung who utilized keno as a monetary resource for his failing forces. The city of Cheung was waging a battle, and after awhile of war time appeared to be facing country wide shortage of food with the drastic drop in supplies. Cheung Leung had to develop a quick fix for the economic calamity and to create income for his forces. He thusly invented the game we know today as keno and it was a wonderful success.

    Keno once was known as the White Pigeon Game, since the winning numbers were delivered by pigeons from larger cities to the lesser towns. The lottery ‘Keno’ was imported to the US in the 19th century by Chinese immigrants who migrated to the US for jobs. In those times, Keno used one hundred and twenty numbers.

    Today, Keno is typically wagered on with 80 numbers in just about all of the US brick and mortar casinos along with web casinos. Keno is commonly loved today as a result of the relaxed nature of betting the game and the simple fact that there are little expertise required to enjoy Keno. Despite the fact that the odds of winning are appalling, there is constantly the hope that you could win quite large with very little gambling investment.

    Keno is played with eighty numbers with 20 numbers drawn each game. Enthusiasts of Keno can select from two to ten numbers and wager on them, whatever amount they are able to. The payout of Keno is dependent on the wagers made and the matching of numbers.

    Keno has grown in acceptance in the US since the end of the 1800’s when the Chinese characters were changed with more familiar, US numbers. Lottos weren’t covered under the legalization of wagering in the state of Nevada in 1931. The casinos adjusted the name of the ‘Chinese lotto’ to ‘horse race keno’ utilizing the idea that the numbers are horses and you want your horses to place. When a law passed that taxed off track gambling, casinos quickly changed the name to ‘Keno’.

     April 7th, 2024  Humberto   No comments

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