Home > Keno > The background of Keno

The background of Keno

April 23rd, 2021 Leave a comment Go to comments

Keno was introduced in two hundred BC by the Chinese military leader, Cheung Leung who utilized this game as a financial resource for his failing army. The metropolis of Cheung was at war, and after awhile of war time appeared to be looking at a country wide famine with the dramatic drop in supplies. Cheung Leung had to come up with a fast fix for the financial calamity and to acquire income for his forces. He therefore created the game we now know as keno and it was a fantastic success.

Keno used to be known as the White Pigeon Game, since the winning numbers were broadcast by pigeons from bigger locations to the tinier towns. The lotto ‘Keno’ was brought to America in the 19th century by Chinese expatriates who headed to the States to jobs. In those times, Keno was played with one hundred and twenty numbers.

Today, Keno is regularly gambled on with eighty numbers in a majority of the US based casinos as well as web casinos. Keno is largely enjoyed today because of the relaxed nature of betting the game and the simple reality that there are little skills required to enjoy Keno. Despite the reality that the odds of winning are appalling, there is always the chance that you could hit quite large with a tiny gambling investment.

Keno is enjoyed with eighty numbers and 20 numbers are picked each game. Players of Keno can select from 2 to 10 numbers and gamble on them, whatever amount they are able to. The payout of Keno is dependent on the bets made and the roll out of matching numbers.

Keno grew in popularity in the United States near the close of the 1800’s when the Chinese characters were changed with , American numbers. Lottos weren’t covered under the laws of wagering in the state of Nevada 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 looking for your horses to place. When a law passed that levied a tax on off track wagering, casinos quickly altered the name to ‘Keno’.

  1. No comments yet.
  1. No trackbacks yet.
You must be logged in to post a comment.