Keno’s History

by Eden on June 14th, 2018

[ English ]

Keno was created in two hundred BC by the Chinese army commander, Cheung Leung who utilized this game as a monetary resource for his declining forces. The metropolis of Cheung was at war, and after a bit of time seemed to be facing national famine with the excessive decrease in supplies. Cheung Leung had to develop a quick fix for the financial adversity and to produce revenue for his military. He thusly created the game we now know as keno and it was a fantastic success.

Keno was known as the White Pigeon Game, due to the fact that the winning numbers were broadcast by pigeons from larger cities to the tinier villages. The lotto ‘Keno’ was brought to America in the 19th century by Chinese newcomers who headed to the US for jobs. In those times, Keno was played with one hundred and twenty numbers.

Today, Keno is typically played with just 80 numbers in just about all of the US brick and mortar casinos as well as internet casinos. Keno is mainly played today as a consequence of the relaxed nature of betting the game and the basic reality that there are no expertise needed to play Keno. Despite the reality that the odds of winning are appalling, there is constantly the possibility that you might win quite big with very little gambling investment.

Keno is enjoyed with 80 numbers and twenty numbers are drawn each round. Players of Keno can choose from two to 10 numbers and bet on them, as much or as little as they want to. The payout of Keno is dependent on the bets made and the roll out of matching numbers.

Keno grew in universal appeal in the US near the close of the 19th century when the Chinese letters were changed with , US numbers. Lotteries weren’t covered under the legalization of gambling in Nevada State in 1931. The casinos renamed 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, the casinos quickly adjusted the name to ‘Keno’.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.