The background of Keno

by Eden on April 21st, 2018

Keno was first played in 200 BC by the Chinese military leader, Cheung Leung who used this game as a way to finance his declining army. The city of Cheung was at war, and after some time appeared to be facing country wide shortage of food with the dramatic decrease in supplies. Cheung Leung had to come up with a quick response for the financial adversity and to acquire revenue for his army. He thusly designed the game we now know as keno and it was a great success.

Keno once was well-known as the White Pigeon Game, since the winning numbers were delivered by pigeons from bigger cities to the tinier villages. The lotto ‘Keno’ was brought to the United States in the 19th century by Chinese immigrants who migrated to the United States for jobs. In those times, Keno used 120 numbers.

Today, Keno is normally wagered on with 80 numbers in almost all of American land based casinos along with net casinos. Keno is largely liked today as a consequence of the relaxed nature of wagering the game and the simple reality that there are little expertise needed to play Keno. Despite the fact that the chances of winning are appalling, there is always the possibility that you might hit quite large with a tiny gambling investment.

Keno is played with eighty numbers and 20 numbers are drawn each round. Enthusiasts of Keno can pick from 2 to 10 numbers and bet on them, whatever amount they are able to. The pay out of Keno is according to the wagers made and the matching of numbers.

Keno grew in popularity in the US near the end of the 1800’s when the Chinese characters were changed with , US numbers. Lotteries weren’t 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 idea that the numbers are horses and you want your horses to place. When a law passed that taxed off track betting, the casinos quickly changed the name to ‘Keno’.

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