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Keno’s History

August 29th, 2018 Leave a comment Go to comments

Keno was introduced in 200 BC by the Chinese military leader, Cheung Leung who utilized keno as a monetary resource for his failing army. The city of Cheung was waging a battle, and after some time seemed to be looking at a country wide famine with the dramatic decrease in supplies. Cheung Leung needed to create a quick response for the economic adversity and to produce money for his forces. He, as it follows created the game we know today as keno and it was a wonderful success.

Keno was known as the White Pigeon Game, since the winning numbers were delivered by pigeons from larger municipalities to the smaller villages. The lottery ‘Keno’ was brought to the USA in the 19th century by Chinese expatriates who migrated to the States for work. In those times, Keno was played with 120 numbers.

Today, Keno is most often wagered on with 80 numbers in most of the US brick and mortar casinos along with online casinos. Keno is commonly loved today because of the relaxed nature of gambling the game and the basic fact that there are little expertise required to enjoy Keno. Regardless of the reality that the odds of succeeding are appalling, there is always the chance that you could win quite large with little gambling investment.

Keno is played with eighty numbers with twenty numbers drawn each game. Gamblers of Keno can pick from 2 to ten numbers and bet on them, whatever amount they want to. The payout of Keno is dependent on the bets made and the matching of numbers.

Keno has grown in acceptance in the United States since the close of the 19th century when the Chinese characters were changed with more familiar, American numbers. Lottos weren’t covered under the legalization of wagering in the state of Nevada in Nineteen Thirty One. The casinos altered the name of the ‘Chinese lotto’ to ‘horse race keno’ utilizing the concept that the numbers are horses and you are wanting your horses to place. When the Nevada government passed a law that taxed off track wagering, casinos quickly adjusted the name to ‘Keno’.

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