The History of Keno

by Eden on February 18th, 2017

[ English ]

Keno was introduced in 200 before Christ by the Chinese military commander, Cheung Leung who used this game as a finance resource for his failing forces. The metropolis of Cheung was at war, and after a bit of time seemed to be looking at a country wide famine with the excessive drop in supplies. Cheung Leung needed to create a rapid fix for the financial calamity and to create income for his army. He therefore invented the game we now know as keno and it was a fantastic success.

Keno used to be known as the White Pigeon Game, since the winning numbers were broadcast by pigeons from larger municipalities to the lesser towns. The lotto ‘Keno’ was imported to America in the 19th century by Chinese immigrants who headed to the United States for work. In those times, Keno used 120 numbers.

Today, Keno is generally wagered on with eighty numbers in a majority of the US based casinos as well as net casinos. Keno is mainly liked today because of the relaxed nature of gambling the game and the basic reality that there are little skills needed to enjoy Keno. Regardless of the reality that the chances of succeeding are terrible, there is always the possibility that you might hit quite large with very little gambling investment.

Keno is played with 80 numbers and twenty numbers are drawn each round. Players of Keno can select from 2 to 10 numbers and gamble on them, as much or as little as they want to. The payout of Keno is according to the wagers made and the roll out of matching numbers.

Keno grew in acceptance in the United States near the close of the 19th century when the Chinese characters were changed with , US numbers. Lottos weren’t covered under the legalization of gaming in the state of Nevada in 1931. The casinos changed the name of the ‘Chinese lotto’ to ‘horse race keno’ employing the notion that the numbers are horses and you are wanting your horses to place. When a law passed that levied a tax on off track gambling, casinos swiftly adjusted the name to ‘Keno’.

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