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Keno’s History

Keno was first played in two hundred before Christ by the Chinese military commander, Cheung Leung who used keno as a way to finance his declining army. The city of Cheung was waging a war, and after a bit of war time seemed to be looking at a country wide famine with the drastic decrease in supplies. Cheung Leung had to come up with a rapid response for the economic disaster and to acquire money for his military. He, as it follows created the game we know today as keno and it was a fantastic success.

Keno used to be known as the White Pigeon Game, seeing as the winning numbers were broadcast by pigeons from bigger cities to the lesser towns. The lottery ‘Keno’ was brought to America in the 19th century by Chinese newcomers who headed to the States for jobs. In those times, Keno used 120 numbers.

Today, Keno is generally bet on with just 80 numbers in almost all of American brick and mortar casinos along with internet casinos. Keno is mainly loved today because of the laid back nature of wagering the game and the basic fact that there are little expertise needed to enjoy Keno. Regardless of the reality that the chances of succeeding are appalling, there is always the possibility that you might win quite large with little gambling investment.

Keno is enjoyed with eighty numbers with 20 numbers selected each round. Gamblers of Keno can select from 2 to 10 numbers and gamble on them, whatever amount they are able to. The payout of Keno is according to the wagers made and the matching of numbers.

Keno has grown in popularity in the US since the end of the 19th century when the Chinese letters were replaced with , American numbers. Lottos weren’t covered under the laws of gaming in Nevada State in Nineteen Thirty One. The casinos renamed the ‘Chinese lottery’ to ‘horse race keno’ utilizing the idea that the numbers are horses and you want your horses to come in. When a law passed that taxed off track wagering, the casinos quickly altered the name to ‘Keno’.

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