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Keno’s History

September 10th, 2023 Leave a comment Go to comments

Keno was introduced in two hundred before Christ by the Chinese army leader, Cheung Leung who utilized this game as a finance resource for his declining army. The metropolis of Cheung was waging a war, and after a bit of war time seemed to be facing country wide shortage of food with the dramatic decrease in supplies. Cheung Leung had to come up with a quick response for the economic disaster and to acquire revenue for his forces. He therefore developed the game we now know as keno and it was a wonderful success.

Keno used to be referred to as the White Pigeon Game, due to the fact that the winning numbers were broadcast by pigeons from bigger locations to the smaller towns. The lotto ‘Keno’ was imported to the United States in the 19th century by Chinese immigrants who migrated to the US for work. In those times, Keno was played with one hundred and twenty numbers.

Today, Keno is most often played with just 80 numbers in almost all of the US based casinos as well as net casinos. Keno is mainly loved today as a consequence of the relaxed nature of betting the game and the simple fact that there are no skills needed to enjoy Keno. Despite the fact that the odds of winning are terrible, there is constantly the possibility that you will hit quite big with little gambling investment.

Keno is enjoyed with 80 numbers and twenty numbers are picked each round. Enthusiasts of Keno can pick from 2 to ten numbers and wager on them, as much or as little as they want to. The payout of Keno is according to the wagers made and the matching of numbers.

Keno grew in acceptance in the US near the end of the 1800’s when the Chinese characters were changed with , American numbers. Lottos weren’t covered under the legalization of wagering in Nevada State in 1931. The casinos renamed the ‘Chinese lotto’ to ‘horse race keno’ utilizing the idea that the numbers are horses and you are looking for your horses to come in. When the Nevada government passed a law that taxed off track gambling, the casinos swiftly adjusted the name to ‘Keno’.

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