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The background of Keno

Keno was created in 200 BC by the Chinese military commander, Cheung Leung who used keno as a way to finance his declining army. The metropolis of Cheung was waging a battle, and after awhile of war time seemed to be looking at a country wide famine with the drastic decrease in supplies. Cheung Leung needed to create a rapid fix for the economic adversity and to create income for his forces. He thusly created the game we know today as keno and it was a wonderful success.

Keno used to be referred to as the White Pigeon Game, because the winning numbers were broadcast by pigeons from larger locations to the lesser villages. The lotto ‘Keno’ was imported to the US in the 19th century by Chinese expatriates who headed to the States for jobs. In those times, Keno used one hundred and twenty numbers.

Today, Keno is typically bet on with eighty numbers in almost all of American brick and mortar casinos as well as online casinos. Keno is mainly played today as a consequence of the laid back nature of gambling the game and the basic reality that there are no expertise needed to play Keno. Regardless of the fact that the odds of getting a win are terrible, there is always the possibility that you will hit quite big with little gambling investment.

Keno is played with eighty numbers and twenty numbers are selected each game. Enthusiasts of Keno can select from two to ten numbers and gamble on them, as much or as little as they are able to. The pay out of Keno is dependent on the bets made and the matching of numbers.

Keno grew in universal appeal in the United States near the end of the 1800’s when the Chinese letters were changed with , US numbers. Lottos were not covered under the legalization of gambling in Nevada State in Nineteen Thirty One. The casinos changed the name of the ‘Chinese lottery’ to ‘horse race keno’ employing the concept that the numbers are horses and you are looking for your horses to come in. When a law passed that taxed off track betting, Nevada casinos quickly altered the name to ‘Keno’.

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