Keno’s History

by Eden on September 7th, 2018

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Keno was created in two hundred before Christ by the Chinese military leader, Cheung Leung who used this game as a way to finance his declining army. The metropolis of Cheung was at war, and after a bit of war time seemed to be facing country wide shortage of food with the excessive decrease in supplies. Cheung Leung needed to create a fast response for the economic disaster and to create income for his army. He, as it follows designed the game we know today as keno and it was a fantastic success.

Keno used to be well-known as the White Pigeon Game, due to the fact that the winning numbers were broadcast by pigeons from bigger cities to the smaller villages. The lottery ‘Keno’ was imported to the USA in the 1800s by Chinese newcomers who migrated to the States for work. In those times, Keno used 120 numbers.

Today, Keno is typically played with eighty numbers in just about all of American brick and mortar casinos as well as online casinos. Keno is commonly liked today as a result of the relaxed nature of gambling the game and the basic reality that there are little skills needed to enjoy Keno. Despite the fact that the chances of succeeding are terrible, there is always the chance that you will win quite big with little gaming investment.

Keno is played with eighty numbers with twenty numbers drawn each game. Players of Keno can select from 2 to ten numbers and wager on them, as much or as little as they want to. The pay out of Keno is dependent on the wagers made and the matching of numbers.

Keno has grown in acceptance in the US since the end of the 19th century when the Chinese letters were replaced with more familiar, US numbers. Lottos weren’t covered under the laws of gaming in Nevada State in 1931. The casinos renamed the ‘Chinese lottery’ to ‘horse race keno’ employing the idea that the numbers are horses and you are wanting your horses to place. When the Nevada government passed a law that levied a tax on off track betting, Nevada casinos swiftly changed the name to ‘Keno’.

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