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Keno’s History

January 11th, 2019 Leave a comment Go to comments
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Keno was created in two hundred BC by the Chinese military commander, Cheung Leung who used keno as a monetary resource for his declining army. The city of Cheung was at war, and after some time appeared to be looking at a national shortage of food with the dramatic drop in supplies. Cheung Leung had to come up with a fast fix for the financial calamity and to acquire money for his army. He, as it follows developed the game we now know as keno and it was a fantastic success.

Keno used to be referred to as the White Pigeon Game, due to the fact that the winning numbers were broadcast by pigeons from bigger cities to the tinier villages. The lottery ‘Keno’ was imported to the USA in the 19th century by Chinese expatriates who headed to the States for work. In those times, Keno used one hundred and twenty numbers.

Today, Keno is typically bet on with 80 numbers in a majority of American based casinos as well as online casinos. Keno is mainly enjoyed today as a consequence of the relaxed nature of betting the game and the simple reality that there are no skills required to enjoy Keno. Regardless of the fact that the chances of succeeding are terrible, there is always the hope that you could win quite big with very little gaming investment.

Keno is played with 80 numbers and twenty numbers are drawn each round. Enthusiasts of Keno can choose from 2 to ten numbers and wager on them, as much or as little as they are able to. The pay out of Keno is according to 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 replaced with more familiar, US numbers. Lottos weren’t covered under the laws of gambling in the state of Nevada in 1931. The casinos changed the name of the ‘Chinese lottery’ to ‘horse race keno’ employing the notion that the numbers are horses and you are wanting your horses to come in. When the Nevada government passed a law that taxed off track gambling, the casinos quickly altered the name to ‘Keno’.

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