The background of Keno

by Eden on October 28th, 2017

[ English ]

Keno was first played in 200 before Christ by the Chinese army leader, Cheung Leung who used keno as a financial resource for his declining army. 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 develop a fast fix for the economic adversity and to acquire money for his military. He, as it follows developed the game we know today as keno and it was a great success.

Keno used to be well-known as the White Pigeon Game, since the winning numbers were sent out by pigeons from bigger cities to the smaller villages. The lotto ‘Keno’ was brought to the USA in the 1800s by Chinese expatriates who headed to the States for jobs. In those times, Keno used 120 numbers.

Today, Keno is generally gambled on with eighty numbers in most of American land based casinos along with internet casinos. Keno is mainly loved today as a consequence of the relaxed nature of gambling the game and the basic reality that there are little skills required to play Keno. Regardless of the reality that the odds of succeeding are terrible, there is constantly the possibility that you might win quite large with little gambling investment.

Keno is enjoyed with eighty numbers and twenty numbers are drawn each game. Enthusiasts of Keno can pick from 2 to ten numbers and wager on them, as much or as little as they want to. The pay out of Keno is dependent on the bets made and the roll out of matching numbers.

Keno grew in popularity in the United States near the close of the 19th century when the Chinese characters were changed with more familiar, American numbers. Lotteries were not covered under the legalization of gaming in the state of Nevada in 1931. The casinos altered the name of the ‘Chinese lotto’ to ‘horse race keno’ utilizing the idea 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 gambling, casinos quickly changed the name to ‘Keno’.

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