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The History of Keno

Keno was first played in two hundred BC by the Chinese army leader, Cheung Leung who utilized this game as a financial resource for his failing forces. The metropolis of Cheung was waging a war, and after some time appeared to be looking at a country wide famine with the dramatic drop in supplies. Cheung Leung had to develop a fast fix for the economic disaster and to produce revenue for his military. He thusly invented the game we now know as keno and it was a wonderful success.

Keno used to be well-known as the White Pigeon Game, because the winning numbers were delivered by pigeons from larger locations to the smaller villages. The lotto ‘Keno’ was brought to America in the 1800s by Chinese expatriates who headed to the States to jobs. In those times, Keno used 120 numbers.

Today, Keno is most often gambled on with just 80 numbers in just about all of American land based casinos as well as online casinos. Keno is largely liked today because of the relaxed nature of gambling the game and the basic reality that there are little skills required to play Keno. Despite the reality that the odds of succeeding are horrible, there is always the chance that you will win quite big with a tiny gambling investment.

Keno is enjoyed with 80 numbers with twenty numbers drawn each round. Enthusiasts of Keno can choose from two to 10 numbers and gamble on them, whatever amount they are able to. The payout of Keno is according to the bets made and the roll out of matching numbers.

Keno has grown in popularity in the United States since the end of the 1800’s when the Chinese letters were changed with , US numbers. Lotteries weren’t covered under the laws of gambling in Nevada State in Nineteen Thirty One. The casinos adjusted the name of the ‘Chinese lottery’ to ‘horse race keno’ employing the notion that the numbers are horses and you want your horses to come in. When the Nevada government passed a law that taxed off track gambling, Nevada casinos swiftly changed the name to ‘Keno’.

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