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The History of Keno

November 27th, 2021 Leave a comment Go to comments

Keno was introduced in two hundred BC by the Chinese army leader, Cheung Leung who used keno as a way to finance his failing forces. The metropolis of Cheung was at war, and after awhile of war time appeared to be facing national famine with the dramatic decrease in supplies. Cheung Leung had to come up with a fast fix for the economic disaster and to produce revenue for his army. He, as it follows invented the game we now know as keno and it was a wonderful success.

Keno was referred to as the White Pigeon Game, seeing as the winning numbers were broadcast by pigeons from larger cities to the tinier villages. The lottery ‘Keno’ was imported to America in the 1800s by Chinese immigrants who migrated to the US for jobs. In those times, Keno used one hundred and twenty numbers.

Today, Keno is regularly bet on with just 80 numbers in most of the US based casinos along with web casinos. Keno is commonly loved today because of the laid back nature of wagering the game and the simple fact that there are no expertise needed to play Keno. Regardless of the fact that the odds of coming away with a win are terrible, there is constantly the possibility that you might win quite big with a tiny gambling investment.

Keno is enjoyed with eighty numbers and twenty numbers are drawn each game. Enthusiasts of Keno can pick from two to 10 numbers and wager on them, as much or as little as they want to. The payout of Keno is dependent on the bets made and the roll out of matching numbers.

Keno has grown in acceptance in the US since the close of the 19th century when the Chinese characters were changed with more familiar, American numbers. Lottos weren’t covered under the laws of gaming in Nevada State in 1931. The casinos altered the name of the ‘Chinese lotto’ to ‘horse race keno’ utilizing the idea that the numbers are horses and you are wanting your horses to come in. When the Nevada government passed a law that levied a tax on off track wagering, the casinos quickly changed the name to ‘Keno’.

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