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Keno’s History

February 8th, 2021 Leave a comment Go to comments

Keno was created in two hundred BC by the Chinese military leader, Cheung Leung who utilized this game as a way to finance his declining forces. The metropolis of Cheung was at war, and after awhile of war time appeared to be facing national shortage of food with the drastic decrease in supplies. Cheung Leung had to develop a quick response for the economic calamity and to create money for his military. He thusly designed the game we know today as keno and it was a great success.

Keno once was known as the White Pigeon Game, because the winning numbers were sent out by pigeons from larger locations to the lesser towns. The lottery ‘Keno’ was imported to America in the 19th century by Chinese newcomers who migrated to the US for work. In those times, Keno used 120 numbers.

Today, Keno is generally bet on with just 80 numbers in a majority of the US based casinos along with internet casinos. Keno is mainly enjoyed today as a consequence of the relaxed nature of betting the game and the basic reality that there are little expertise required to enjoy Keno. Despite the reality that the odds of winning are appalling, there is always the hope that you will hit quite large with a tiny gaming investment.

Keno is played with 80 numbers with twenty numbers drawn each game. Gamblers of Keno can pick from two to ten numbers and bet on them, whatever amount they want to. The pay out of Keno is dependent on the bets made and the matching of numbers.

Keno grew in acceptance in the United States near the end of the 1800’s when the Chinese characters were changed with , US numbers. Lotteries were not covered under the laws of gambling in Nevada State in Nineteen Thirty One. The casinos adjusted the name of the ‘Chinese lotto’ to ‘horse race keno’ utilizing the concept that the numbers are horses and you are wanting your horses to come in. When the Nevada government passed a law that taxed off track wagering, the casinos swiftly altered the name to ‘Keno’.

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