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Keno’s History

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Keno was created in two hundred BC by the Chinese army commander, Cheung Leung who used this game as a way to finance his failing forces. The city of Cheung was waging a battle, and after a bit of time appeared to be looking at a country wide famine with the drastic decrease in supplies. Cheung Leung needed to develop a fast fix for the economic disaster and to acquire money for his forces. He therefore invented the game we now know as keno and it was a great success.

Keno was referred to as the White Pigeon Game, because the winning numbers were broadcast by pigeons from bigger municipalities to the smaller villages. The lotto ‘Keno’ was brought to the USA in the 19th century by Chinese newcomers who came to the United States for work. In those times, Keno was played with 120 numbers.

Today, Keno is typically enjoyed with eighty numbers in just about all of the US based casinos as well as net casinos. Keno is largely played today as a result of the relaxed nature of betting the game and the simple fact that there are little skills required to enjoy Keno. Despite the fact that the chances of getting a win are appalling, there is constantly the chance that you might win quite big with little gambling investment.

Keno is enjoyed with 80 numbers with 20 numbers selected each game. Players of Keno can pick from two to 10 numbers and wager on them, whatever amount they want to. The pay out of Keno is dependent on the wagers made and the matching of numbers.

Keno has grown in acceptance in the US since the close of the 19th century when the Chinese characters were changed with , American numbers. Lottos were not covered under the legalization of gambling in Nevada State in Nineteen Thirty One. The casinos renamed the ‘Chinese lottery’ to ‘horse race keno’ employing the notion that the numbers are horses and you are wanting your horses to come in. When a law passed that levied a tax on off track gambling, casinos swiftly adjusted the name to ‘Keno’.

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