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Keno’s History

March 23rd, 2016 Leave a comment Go to comments
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Keno was introduced in 200 before Christ by the Chinese army commander, Cheung Leung who used this game as a way to finance his declining army. The city of Cheung was waging a battle, and after a bit of war time seemed to be facing country wide shortage of food with the excessive drop in supplies. Cheung Leung had to create a quick fix for the economic calamity and to acquire income for his military. He therefore designed the game we now know as keno and it was a great success.

Keno used to be known as the White Pigeon Game, since the winning numbers were delivered by pigeons from larger municipalities to the tinier towns. The lotto ‘Keno’ was brought to America in the 1800s by Chinese immigrants who migrated to the US to work. In those times, Keno used one hundred and twenty numbers.

Today, Keno is normally gambled on with 80 numbers in a majority of the US brick and mortar casinos as well as web casinos. Keno is mainly enjoyed today as a result of the relaxed nature of playing the game and the simple fact that there are no expertise needed to enjoy Keno. Regardless of the reality that the chances of winning are appalling, there is constantly the possibility that you might win quite large with very little gambling investment.

Keno is played with 80 numbers with twenty numbers picked each game. Gamblers of Keno can choose from two to ten numbers and gamble on them, whatever amount they want to. The payout of Keno is according to the wagers made and the roll out of matching numbers.

Keno has grown in acceptance in the United States since the end of the 1800’s when the Chinese characters were replaced with , American numbers. Lottos were not covered under the legalization of wagering in Nevada State in Nineteen Thirty One. The casinos changed the name of the ‘Chinese lottery’ to ‘horse race keno’ utilizing the idea that the numbers are horses and you are wanting your horses to place. When a law passed that taxed off track betting, Nevada casinos quickly changed the name to ‘Keno’.

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