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Keno’s History

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Keno was created in 200 before Christ by the Chinese army leader, Cheung Leung who utilized this game as a finance resource for his failing army. The metropolis of Cheung was at war, and after a bit of time appeared to be looking at a country wide famine with the dramatic drop in supplies. Cheung Leung needed to come up with a rapid response for the economic calamity and to create money for his army. He therefore designed the game we now know as keno and it was a fantastic success.

Keno once was known as the White Pigeon Game, seeing as the winning numbers were delivered by pigeons from bigger locations to the tinier villages. The lotto ‘Keno’ was imported to America in the 1800s by Chinese newcomers who came to the US for work. In those times, Keno used 120 numbers.

Today, Keno is normally gambled on with 80 numbers in a majority of the US based casinos as well as web casinos. Keno is commonly played today because of the relaxed nature of gambling the game and the basic reality that there are no skills required to enjoy Keno. Despite the reality that the chances of getting a win are horrible, there is constantly the chance that you will hit quite large with a tiny gambling investment.

Keno is enjoyed with 80 numbers and twenty numbers are drawn each game. Gamblers of Keno can choose from two to 10 numbers and bet on them, whatever amount they want to. The pay out of Keno is dependent on the bets made and the matching of numbers.

Keno grew in popularity in the US near the close of the 1800’s when the Chinese characters were changed with more familiar, US numbers. Lotteries weren’t covered under the laws of gaming in the state of Nevada in 1931. The casinos renamed the ‘Chinese lotto’ to ‘horse race keno’ employing the notion that the numbers are horses and you are wanting your horses to place. When the Nevada government passed a law that taxed off track betting, casinos swiftly altered the name to ‘Keno’.

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