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The History of Keno

November 25th, 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 way to finance his failing forces. The city of Cheung was at war, and after a bit of war time appeared to be looking at a country wide shortage of food with the dramatic drop in supplies. Cheung Leung had to develop a fast fix for the economic calamity and to acquire income for his forces. He thusly invented the game we now know as keno and it was a great success.

Keno was referred to as the White Pigeon Game, due to the fact that the winning numbers were broadcast by pigeons from larger locations to the tinier villages. The lotto ‘Keno’ was brought to America in the 1800s by Chinese expatriates who migrated to the United States for jobs. In those times, Keno was played with one hundred and twenty numbers.

Today, Keno is most often gambled on with just 80 numbers in just about all of American land based casinos along with net casinos. Keno is commonly loved today because of the relaxed nature of gambling the game and the simple reality that there are little skills required to enjoy Keno. Despite the reality that the chances of getting a win are appalling, there is constantly the hope that you could win quite big with a tiny gambling investment.

Keno is enjoyed with eighty numbers with twenty numbers drawn each round. Gamblers of Keno can select from 2 to ten numbers and bet on them, as much or as little as they want to. The pay out of Keno is dependent on the bets made and the roll out of matching numbers.

Keno has grown in acceptance in the United States since the end of the 19th century when the Chinese letters were changed with , US numbers. Lotteries were not covered under the legalization of gaming in the state of Nevada in Nineteen Thirty One. The casinos renamed the ‘Chinese lottery’ to ‘horse race keno’ utilizing the idea that the numbers are horses and you are looking for your horses to place. When the Nevada government passed a law that taxed off track wagering, the casinos swiftly altered the name to ‘Keno’.

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