The History of Keno

by Eden on June 28th, 2018

Keno was introduced in two hundred before Christ by the Chinese military commander, Cheung Leung who utilized keno as a finance resource for his failing army. The metropolis of Cheung was at war, and after a bit of war time appeared to be facing country wide famine with the drastic drop in supplies. Cheung Leung needed to create a fast fix for the economic disaster and to acquire income for his army. He, as it follows created the game we now know as keno and it was a great success.

Keno once was referred to as the White Pigeon Game, due to the fact that the winning numbers were sent out by pigeons from bigger locations to the lesser towns. The lotto ‘Keno’ was imported to America in the 1800s by Chinese immigrants who headed to the United States to work. In those times, Keno used one hundred and twenty numbers.

Today, Keno is generally played with 80 numbers in just about all of American based casinos along with web casinos. Keno is largely enjoyed today because of the relaxed nature of gambling the game and the simple fact that there are little expertise required to enjoy Keno. Despite the fact that the odds of coming away with a win are appalling, there is constantly the possibility that you might win quite big with little gaming investment.

Keno is played with 80 numbers and twenty numbers are selected each round. Players of Keno can choose from two to ten numbers and wager on them, whatever amount they are able to. The payout of Keno is dependent on the wagers made and the roll out of matching numbers.

Keno has grown in popularity in the United States since the end of the 1800’s when the Chinese letters were replaced with more familiar, US numbers. Lotteries weren’t covered under the laws of gaming in Nevada State in Nineteen Thirty One. The casinos altered the name of the ‘Chinese lottery’ to ‘horse race keno’ employing the concept 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 betting, casinos quickly adjusted the name to ‘Keno’.

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