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The background of Keno

March 23rd, 2016 Leave a comment Go to comments
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Keno was first played in two hundred before Christ by the Chinese military leader, Cheung Leung who used keno as a way to finance his declining forces. The city of Cheung was at war, and after some time appeared to be facing country wide famine with the drastic drop in supplies. Cheung Leung needed to come up with a rapid fix for the economic adversity and to produce money for his military. He, as it follows invented the game we know today as keno and it was a wonderful success.

Keno was referred to as the White Pigeon Game, due to the fact that the winning numbers were sent out by pigeons from bigger cities to the tinier towns. The lotto ‘Keno’ was brought to the USA in the 1800s by Chinese migrants who came to the States to jobs. In those times, Keno used 120 numbers.

Today, Keno is regularly played with just 80 numbers in most of American brick and mortar casinos along with net casinos. Keno is commonly enjoyed today because of the relaxed nature of wagering the game and the simple fact that there are no expertise needed to enjoy Keno. Despite the fact that the odds of getting a win are horrible, there is always the chance that you might hit quite big with very little gambling investment.

Keno is enjoyed with eighty numbers with twenty numbers selected each game. Gamblers of Keno can pick from two to ten numbers and wager on them, whatever amount they are able to. The payout of Keno is according to the wagers made and the matching of numbers.

Keno grew in acceptance in the United States near the end of the 1800’s when the Chinese characters were changed with more familiar, US numbers. Lotteries were not covered under the legalization of gambling in Nevada State in 1931. The casinos changed the name of the ‘Chinese lotto’ to ‘horse race keno’ employing the concept that the numbers are horses and you are looking for your horses to come in. When a law passed that levied a tax on off track betting, the casinos quickly adjusted the name to ‘Keno’.

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