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Keno’s History

September 30th, 2023 Leave a comment Go to comments

Keno was created in two hundred before Christ by the Chinese army commander, Cheung Leung who utilized this game as a finance resource for his failing forces. The city of Cheung was at war, and after a bit of time appeared to be looking at a country wide shortage of food with the dramatic drop in supplies. Cheung Leung had to develop a rapid fix for the economic calamity and to produce income for his army. He therefore created the game we know today as keno and it was a fantastic success.

Keno used to be known as the White Pigeon Game, since the winning numbers were delivered by pigeons from bigger municipalities to the lesser towns. The lottery ‘Keno’ was imported to America in the 19th century by Chinese newcomers who headed to the US to work. In those times, Keno used 120 numbers.

Today, Keno is most often gambled on with just 80 numbers in almost all of the US brick and mortar casinos along with web casinos. Keno is commonly played today because of the laid back nature of wagering the game and the simple fact that there are no skills required to play Keno. Despite the reality that the odds of winning are horrible, there is always the possibility that you might hit quite big with a tiny gambling investment.

Keno is enjoyed with 80 numbers and 20 numbers are picked each game. Gamblers of Keno can select from 2 to ten numbers and bet on them, whatever amount they want to. The pay out of Keno is according to the bets made and the matching of numbers.

Keno grew in acceptance in the United States near the close of the 1800’s when the Chinese characters were changed with , American numbers. Lotteries weren’t covered under the laws of wagering in the state of Nevada in Nineteen Thirty One. The casinos renamed the ‘Chinese lotto’ to ‘horse race keno’ employing the concept 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 betting, Nevada casinos quickly changed the name to ‘Keno’.

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