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Keno’s History

October 30th, 2020 Leave a comment Go to comments

Keno was introduced in 200 BC by the Chinese army leader, Cheung Leung who used this game as a way to finance his declining forces. The metropolis of Cheung was waging a war, and after a bit of time seemed to be looking at a national shortage of food with the dramatic drop in supplies. Cheung Leung had to create a quick response for the financial disaster and to acquire income for his army. He therefore invented the game we know today as keno and it was a great success.

Keno was referred to as the White Pigeon Game, since the winning numbers were sent out by pigeons from larger municipalities to the lesser villages. The lotto ‘Keno’ was imported to the United States in the 1800s by Chinese immigrants who headed to the US to work. In those times, Keno was played with one hundred and twenty numbers.

Today, Keno is typically enjoyed with 80 numbers in almost all of American land based casinos as well as net casinos. Keno is largely loved today as a consequence of the relaxed nature of betting the game and the basic fact that there are no skills required to play Keno. Regardless of the fact that the odds of succeeding are horrible, there is always the possibility that you will hit quite large with very little gambling investment.

Keno is enjoyed with 80 numbers and twenty numbers are drawn each round. Enthusiasts of Keno can choose from 2 to 10 numbers and wager 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 roll out of matching numbers.

Keno grew in universal appeal in the US near the close of the 1800’s when the Chinese characters were changed with more familiar, American numbers. Lottos were not covered under the laws of wagering in the state of Nevada in Nineteen Thirty One. The casinos adjusted the name of the ‘Chinese lottery’ to ‘horse race keno’ employing the concept that the numbers are horses and you want your horses to place. When the Nevada government passed a law that taxed off track betting, the casinos swiftly altered the name to ‘Keno’.

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