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Keno’s History

March 21st, 2017 Leave a comment Go to comments
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Keno was first played in 200 before Christ by the Chinese army leader, Cheung Leung who utilized keno as a way to finance his failing army. The metropolis of Cheung was waging a battle, and after some time seemed to be facing national shortage of food with the dramatic drop in supplies. Cheung Leung had to create a quick fix for the financial calamity and to produce money for his army. He therefore invented the game we know today as keno and it was a fantastic success.

Keno was well-known 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 imported to America in the 1800s by Chinese migrants who came to the States to work. In those times, Keno was played with one hundred and twenty numbers.

Today, Keno is generally played with eighty numbers in most of American land based casinos along with internet casinos. Keno is commonly enjoyed today as a consequence of the relaxed nature of gambling the game and the simple fact that there are no skills needed to play Keno. Despite the fact that the chances of winning are terrible, there is always the possibility that you will hit quite big with a tiny gaming investment.

Keno is enjoyed with 80 numbers and 20 numbers are drawn each game. Players of Keno can select from two to ten numbers and bet on them, as much or as little as they are able 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 United States since the close of the 1800’s when the Chinese letters were changed with more familiar, US numbers. Lotteries were not covered under the laws of wagering in Nevada State in Nineteen Thirty One. The casinos changed the name of the ‘Chinese lottery’ to ‘horse race keno’ employing the concept that the numbers are horses and you are wanting your horses to come in. When a law passed that levied a tax on off track wagering, the casinos quickly changed the name to ‘Keno’.

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