• Keno’s History

    Keno was created in 200 BC by the Chinese military commander, Cheung Leung who utilized keno as a way to finance his failing forces. The city of Cheung was waging a war, and after a bit of war time seemed to be facing country wide famine with the dramatic decrease in supplies. Cheung Leung needed to develop a fast response for the financial disaster and to produce money for his forces. He therefore invented the game we know today as keno and it was a fantastic success.

    Keno used to be known as the White Pigeon Game, since the winning numbers were delivered by pigeons from bigger municipalities to the tinier villages. The lotto ‘Keno’ was imported to America in the 1800s by Chinese newcomers who headed to the States for work. In those times, Keno was played with 120 numbers.

    Today, Keno is normally enjoyed with eighty numbers in a majority of American land based casinos as well as web casinos. Keno is largely played today as a result of the laid back nature of betting the game and the basic fact that there are no skills needed to enjoy Keno. Despite the fact that the chances of succeeding are terrible, there is constantly the hope that you could win quite large with little gaming investment.

    Keno is enjoyed with eighty numbers with 20 numbers selected each round. Enthusiasts of Keno can pick from 2 to 10 numbers and gamble on them, as much or as little as they are able to. The pay out of Keno is according to the bets made and the roll out of matching numbers.

    Keno has grown in universal appeal in the United States since the close of the 1800’s when the Chinese characters were changed with , American numbers. Lotteries weren’t covered under the laws of wagering in Nevada State in 1931. The casinos adjusted the name of the ‘Chinese lottery’ to ‘horse race keno’ utilizing the idea that the numbers are horses and you want your horses to come in. When the Nevada government passed a law that taxed off track betting, casinos swiftly adjusted the name to ‘Keno’.

     June 14th, 2024  Humberto   No comments

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