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The background of Keno

September 19th, 2019 Leave a comment Go to comments

Keno was created in two hundred before Christ by the Chinese military commander, Cheung Leung who utilized this game as a way to finance his failing army. The city of Cheung was at war, and after some time appeared to be facing country wide shortage of food with the drastic decrease in supplies. Cheung Leung had to develop a quick fix for the financial adversity and to acquire revenue for his military. He therefore developed the game we now know as keno and it was a great success.

Keno used to be well-known as the White Pigeon Game, because the winning numbers were broadcast by pigeons from bigger cities to the smaller villages. The lotto ‘Keno’ was brought to the USA in the 1800s by Chinese migrants who came to the United States to work. In those times, Keno was played with one hundred and twenty numbers.

Today, Keno is typically wagered on with eighty numbers in a majority of American based casinos as well as online casinos. Keno is mainly enjoyed today as a result of the laid back nature of playing the game and the basic fact that there are no skills required to play Keno. Despite the reality that the chances of coming away with a win are horrible, there is always the hope that you might hit quite big with very little gambling investment.

Keno is played with 80 numbers and 20 numbers are picked each round. Enthusiasts of Keno can select from 2 to ten numbers and wager on them, whatever amount they are able to. The pay out of Keno is according to the bets made and the roll out of matching numbers.

Keno grew in acceptance in the US near the end of the 1800’s when the Chinese letters were replaced with , American numbers. Lottos were not covered under the legalization of gambling in the state of Nevada in Nineteen Thirty One. The casinos adjusted the name of the ‘Chinese lottery’ to ‘horse race keno’ employing the idea that the numbers are horses and you are wanting your horses to place. When the Nevada government passed a law that taxed off track wagering, the casinos quickly changed the name to ‘Keno’.

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