The History of Keno

by Eden on December 26th, 2017

[ English ]

Keno was first played in two hundred before Christ by the Chinese military commander, Cheung Leung who utilized keno as a monetary resource for his failing forces. The city 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 produce income for his army. He therefore created the game we know today as keno and it was a wonderful success.

Keno was well-known as the White Pigeon Game, due to the fact that the winning numbers were broadcast by pigeons from larger municipalities to the lesser towns. The lottery ‘Keno’ was brought to the United States in the 19th century by Chinese immigrants who came to the States for work. In those times, Keno was played with 120 numbers.

Today, Keno is generally bet on with eighty numbers in just about all of American land based casinos as well as web casinos. Keno is mainly played today as a result of the relaxed nature of wagering the game and the basic reality that there are little skills needed to enjoy Keno. Regardless of the reality that the odds of winning are horrible, there is always the possibility that you might win quite big with very little gambling investment.

Keno is enjoyed with 80 numbers with 20 numbers selected 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 according to the bets made and the roll out of matching numbers.

Keno grew in acceptance in the United States near the close of the 1800’s when the Chinese characters were changed with , US numbers. Lottos were not covered under the legalization of gambling in the state of Nevada in 1931. The casinos renamed the ‘Chinese lottery’ to ‘horse race keno’ utilizing the notion that the numbers are horses and you want your horses to come in. When a law passed that levied a tax on off track gambling, the casinos quickly altered the name to ‘Keno’.

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