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The History of Keno

December 22nd, 2015 Leave a comment Go to comments
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Keno was created in two hundred before Christ by the Chinese army leader, Cheung Leung who utilized keno as a finance resource for his failing forces. The city of Cheung was at war, and after a bit of war time appeared to be facing country wide famine with the excessive drop in supplies. Cheung Leung needed to come up with a fast fix for the financial disaster and to produce money for his forces. He thusly developed the game we now know as keno and it was a fantastic success.

Keno once was referred to as the White Pigeon Game, since the winning numbers were broadcast by pigeons from bigger cities to the smaller towns. The lottery ‘Keno’ was imported to the United States in the 19th century by Chinese newcomers who headed to the States for jobs. In those times, Keno used one hundred and twenty numbers.

Today, Keno is regularly wagered on with eighty numbers in most of American brick and mortar casinos along with online casinos. Keno is largely played today as a result of the laid back nature of playing the game and the simple fact that there are little expertise required to enjoy Keno. Regardless of the reality that the chances of winning are appalling, there is constantly the possibility that you will hit quite big with very little gambling investment.

Keno is played with eighty numbers and twenty numbers are selected each game. Enthusiasts of Keno can select from 2 to ten numbers and wager on them, as much or as little as they want to. The pay out of Keno is according to the bets made and the roll out of matching numbers.

Keno grew in popularity in the United States near the end of the 1800’s when the Chinese characters were changed with , US numbers. Lottos weren’t covered under the laws of wagering in the state of Nevada in Nineteen Thirty One. The casinos changed the name of the ‘Chinese lotto’ to ‘horse race keno’ employing the concept that the numbers are horses and you are wanting your horses to place. When the Nevada government passed a law that levied a tax on off track wagering, Nevada casinos quickly changed the name to ‘Keno’.

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