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The background of Keno

November 15th, 2019 No comments

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 failing army. The city of Cheung was at war, and after a bit of time seemed to be facing country wide famine with the drastic drop in supplies. Cheung Leung needed to develop a quick response for the financial adversity and to create revenue for his army. He, as it follows designed the game we now know as keno and it was a wonderful success.

Keno was referred to as the White Pigeon Game, due to the fact that the winning numbers were delivered by pigeons from bigger cities to the smaller villages. The lotto ‘Keno’ was imported to America in the 19th century by Chinese migrants who headed to the States to work. In those times, Keno used one hundred and twenty numbers.

Today, Keno is regularly enjoyed with 80 numbers in just about all of American land based casinos along with online casinos. Keno is largely liked today as a result of the laid back nature of gambling the game and the basic fact that there are little skills required to play Keno. Despite the reality that the odds of winning are appalling, there is constantly the possibility that you will hit quite large with little gaming investment.

Keno is played with eighty numbers with twenty numbers selected each round. Enthusiasts of Keno can select from two to ten numbers and bet 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 matching of numbers.

Keno grew in universal appeal in the US near the close of the 1800’s when the Chinese characters were replaced with , American numbers. Lotteries were not covered under the laws of gambling in Nevada State in 1931. The casinos renamed the ‘Chinese lotto’ to ‘horse race keno’ employing the idea that the numbers are horses and you are looking for your horses to place. When a law passed that taxed off track betting, Nevada casinos quickly changed the name to ‘Keno’.