The History of Keno

by Eden on December 12th, 2017

Keno was first played in two hundred BC by the Chinese military commander, Cheung Leung who used keno as a way to finance his declining army. The metropolis of Cheung was at war, and after some time seemed to be looking at a country wide shortage of food with the dramatic drop in supplies. Cheung Leung had to create a quick fix for the financial adversity and to create income for his military. He, as it follows invented the game we now know as keno and it was a fantastic success.

Keno was known as the White Pigeon Game, because the winning numbers were delivered by pigeons from bigger cities to the smaller villages. The lottery ‘Keno’ was imported to America in the 19th century by Chinese expatriates who migrated to the US for jobs. In those times, Keno used 120 numbers.

Today, Keno is most often enjoyed with 80 numbers in a majority of the US brick and mortar casinos along with internet casinos. Keno is largely loved today as a consequence of the laid back nature of playing the game and the simple reality that there are no expertise needed to play Keno. Despite the fact that the chances of winning are appalling, there is constantly the hope that you might hit quite big with very little gaming investment.

Keno is enjoyed with eighty numbers with 20 numbers drawn each round. Enthusiasts of Keno can select from 2 to ten numbers and bet on them, whatever amount they want to. The payout of Keno is dependent on the bets made and the roll out of matching numbers.

Keno grew in popularity in the US near the end of the 1800’s when the Chinese letters were replaced with more familiar, US numbers. Lottos weren’t covered under the laws of gambling in the state of Nevada in 1931. The casinos altered the name of the ‘Chinese lotto’ to ‘horse race keno’ utilizing 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 betting, the casinos swiftly altered the name to ‘Keno’.

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