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The background of Keno

January 11th, 2019 Leave a comment Go to comments

Keno was first played in two hundred BC by the Chinese military leader, Cheung Leung who used keno as a way to finance his declining forces. The metropolis of Cheung was waging a war, and after awhile of war time seemed to be looking at a national famine with the drastic drop in supplies. Cheung Leung had to develop a quick response for the economic calamity and to create income for his forces. He therefore created the game we know today 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 larger municipalities to the lesser towns. The lottery ‘Keno’ was brought to the United States in the 19th century by Chinese immigrants who headed to the United States to jobs. In those times, Keno used one hundred and twenty numbers.

Today, Keno is normally bet on with 80 numbers in most of the US based casinos along with internet casinos. Keno is mainly loved today as a consequence of the relaxed nature of betting the game and the basic reality that there are little skills needed to enjoy Keno. Despite the fact that the odds of winning are terrible, there is always the hope that you might hit quite big with little gaming investment.

Keno is played with eighty numbers with twenty numbers selected each game. Players of Keno can pick from two to 10 numbers and gamble on them, as much or as little as they want to. The pay out of Keno is dependent on the wagers 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 replaced with , US numbers. Lottos were not covered under the laws of gambling in the state of Nevada in 1931. The casinos renamed the ‘Chinese lotto’ to ‘horse race keno’ employing the idea 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 swiftly changed the name to ‘Keno’.

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