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Keno’s History

December 7th, 2021 Leave a comment Go to comments
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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 army. The metropolis of Cheung was waging a battle, and after a bit of time seemed to be looking at a country wide shortage of food with the drastic decrease in supplies. Cheung Leung had to create a quick response for the financial disaster and to create revenue for his military. He, as it follows designed the game we now know as keno and it was a fantastic success.

Keno was well-known as the White Pigeon Game, due to the fact that the winning numbers were delivered by pigeons from bigger locations to the smaller villages. The lottery ‘Keno’ was brought to America in the 1800s by Chinese migrants who headed to the States for work. In those times, Keno was played with 120 numbers.

Today, Keno is most often wagered on with 80 numbers in most of American based casinos as well as web casinos. Keno is largely played today because of the laid back nature of playing the game and the simple reality that there are little skills needed to enjoy Keno. Regardless of the fact that the chances of getting a win are terrible, there is always the possibility that you might win quite big with little gambling investment.

Keno is enjoyed with 80 numbers with 20 numbers picked each game. Enthusiasts of Keno can pick from 2 to ten numbers and bet on them, whatever amount they are able to. The payout of Keno is dependent on the wagers made and the matching of numbers.

Keno grew in popularity in the United States near the close of the 1800’s when the Chinese characters were changed with , US numbers. Lottos were not covered under the legalization of gaming in the state of Nevada in 1931. The casinos altered the name of the ‘Chinese lottery’ to ‘horse race keno’ employing the idea that the numbers are horses and you want your horses to place. When the Nevada government passed a law that levied a tax on off track betting, Nevada casinos quickly changed the name to ‘Keno’.

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