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Keno’s History

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Keno was introduced in 200 before Christ by the Chinese army leader, Cheung Leung who used this game as a way to finance his failing army. The city of Cheung was at war, and after a bit of time appeared to be looking at a country wide shortage of food with the excessive decrease in supplies. Cheung Leung needed to come up with a fast fix for the economic calamity and to create money for his military. He, as it follows invented the game we know today as keno and it was a fantastic success.

Keno was known as the White Pigeon Game, due to the fact that the winning numbers were broadcast by pigeons from bigger municipalities to the lesser villages. The lottery ‘Keno’ was imported to America in the 1800s by Chinese newcomers who came to the United States to work. In those times, Keno used one hundred and twenty numbers.

Today, Keno is regularly played with just 80 numbers in almost all of American based casinos along with internet casinos. Keno is mainly enjoyed today because of the relaxed nature of betting the game and the basic reality that there are no skills needed to enjoy Keno. Regardless of the fact that the odds of getting a win are appalling, there is always the chance that you will win quite large with little gaming investment.

Keno is played with 80 numbers and twenty numbers are drawn each round. Enthusiasts of Keno can choose from 2 to ten numbers and gamble on them, whatever amount they want to. The payout of Keno is dependent on the bets made and the roll out of matching numbers.

Keno has grown in universal appeal in the US since the close of the 1800’s when the Chinese letters were changed with , US numbers. Lotteries weren’t covered under the laws of gaming in the state of Nevada in Nineteen Thirty One. The casinos renamed the ‘Chinese lotto’ to ‘horse race keno’ employing the concept that the numbers are horses and you want your horses to place. When a law passed that levied a tax on off track betting, the casinos quickly altered the name to ‘Keno’.

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